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Thoracic Committee

The Thoracic Organ Transplantation Committee considers issues relating to heart and lung procurement, allocation, and transplantation, including medical, scientific, and ethical aspects. The committee also considers the broad implications of such issues and deals with specific individual issues or situations. The goal of the committee's work is to develop evidence-based policies aimed at reducing the burden of heart and lung disease in transplant patients (candidates and recipients), increasing thoracic organ utilization, improving access to thoracic transplantation, and improving the health outcomes of thoracic transplant recipients.

Featured report

Monitoring heart allocation policy changes (PDF - 2.0 M; 4/2019)

Monitoring lung allocation policy changes (PDF - 2.0 M; 1/2019)

  • Dr. Ryan Davies
  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Erika D Lease
  • University of Washington Medical Center
    • Members
    • Organization
    • Dr. Mark L Barr
    • Keck Hospital of USC
    • Dr. Marie Budev
    • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    • Dr. Kevin M Chan
    • University of Michigan Medical Center
    • Mrs. Deana C Clapper
    • Tennessee Donor Services
    • Dr. Jonathan D'Cunha
    • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    • Dr. Richard C Daly
    • Saint Marys Hospital (Mayo Clinic)
    • Dr. Gregory A Ewald
    • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    • Jeffrey R Goldstein
    • General Public Region 3
    • Ms. Joyce E Hager
    • Division of Transplantation, HHS, Ex Officio-Non Voting
    • Dr. Shelley A Hall
    • Baylor University Medical Center
    • Dr. Jonathan A Hammond
    • Hartford Hospital
    • Dr. Matthew G Hartwig
    • Duke University Hospital
    • Dr. Donna M Mancini
    • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    • Dr. David M McMullan
    • Seattle Children's Hospital
    • Dr. Nirav Y Raval
    • AdventHealth Orlando
    • Mrs. Masina Scavuzzo
    • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    • Ms. Tatiana Sherrod
    • Baptist Memorial Hospital
    • Dr. Timothy P Whelan
    • Medical University of South Carolina

Meeting summaries

Report to the board of directors

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