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Pediatric Committee

The Pediatric Transplantation Committee considers the unique medical, scientific, and ethical issues relating to organ procurement, allocation, and transplantation for pediatric patients. These issues include: pre- and postoperative care, expeditious transplantation of children, and the specific medical, social, and psychological needs of children. The Committee considers the broad implications of such issues and deals with these specific issues or situations as needed. The goal of the committee's work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at fostering pediatric candidate access to transplantation and good outcomes for patients (including waiting candidates and living donors) involved in pediatric transplantation.

Chair
  • Dr. George V Mazariegos
  • UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Evelyn K Hsu
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Amira Y Al-Uzri Oregon Health and Science University Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Sharon M Bartosh University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Dr. William J Dreyer Texas Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Ms. Samantha Endicott New England Organ Bank At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Regino Gonzalez-Peralta AdventHealth Orlando Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Mr. Joseph P Hillenburg GPM Joseph Hillenburg Visiting Board Member 6/30/2020  
Dr. Arika L Hoffman The Nebraska Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Jennifer Lau General Public Region 7 At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Ms. Melissa Nugent Texas Children's Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Emily R Perito UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Meghan Potis General Public Region 10 Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. Sara Rasmussen University of Virginia Health Sciences Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr. John F Renz General Public Region 9 At Large 6/30/2020  
Ms. Raelene Skerda Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Dr. Khashayar Vakili Boston Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Priya Verghese General Public Region 7 Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Ms. Rachel M White Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr. Warren Zuckerman NY Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Univ. Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  

Meeting Summaries

Report to the Board of Directors

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