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Policy Oversight Committee

The Policy Oversight Committee reviews developing and proposed policies and Committee initiatives for the purpose of providing input both to the Committees and the Board with regard to some specific perspectives. Those perspectives include the degree to which specific proposals address policy goals outlined in either the National Organ Transplant Act or the OPTN Final Rule and whether initiatives/policies are sufficiently evidence-based, where appropriate. The POC may review developing OPTN policies and initiatives through these and/or other perspectives as the leadership directs. The goal of the committee's work is to ensure that OPTN initiatives, regardless of sponsoring committee, are reviewed and evaluated with a standard set of perspectives and are considered as part of a larger national transplantation system.

Current Projects

Implemented

Chair
  • Ms Alexandra K Glazier
  • New England Organ Bank
Vice Chair
  • Dr Nicole A Turgeon
  • General Public Region 3
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Mr Christopher (Ch Curran LifeGift Organ Donation Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Ms Shannon M Dunne Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Garrett W Erdle General Public Region 11 At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr Rachel C Forbes Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Nashville VA Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Mr Barry S Friedman AdventHealth Orlando At Large 6/30/2020  
Ms. Pamela J Giles Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute SRTR Liaison 6/30/2020  
Dr Evelyn K Hsu Seattle Children's Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  
Heather F Hunt General Public Region 1 At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr Ajay Israni Hennepin County Medical Center SRTR Liaison 6/30/2021  
Dr Bertram L Kasiske Hennepin County Medical Center SRTR Liaison 6/30/2021  
Dr Heung Bae Kim Boston Children's Hospital At Large 6/30/2021  
Ms Laura Klein Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute SRTR Liaison 6/30/2020  
Dr Ricardo M La Hoz UT Southwestern Medical Center/William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr Keren Ladin Tufts Medical Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr Peter N Lalli Immunology Laboratory at Carolinas Medical Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr Erika D Lease University of Washington Medical Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr Paulo N Martins UMass Memorial Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Ms Stacy McKean Donor Network West At Large 6/30/2021  
Ms Jennifer E Milton University Hospital, University of Texas Health Science Center Ex. Officio 6/30/2020  
Dr Rachel E Patzer Emory University Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr Martha Pavlakis Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr Bohdan Pomahac Brigham and Women's Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr James J Pomposelli University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Mr Kurt Shutterly Center for Organ Recovery and Education At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr Jon J Snyder Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute SRTR Liaison 6/30/2021  
Ms Susan Zylicz Houston Methodist Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  

Meeting Summaries

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