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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)

Chair
  • Dr Ryan Davies
  • Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Vice Chair
  • Dr Erika D Lease
  • University of Washington Medical Center
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2021  
Dr Anne Whitney W Brown Inova Fairfax Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr Marie Budev The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Ms Staci Carter Ohio State University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Mrs Deana C Clapper Tennessee Donor Services At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr Richard C Daly Saint Marys Hospital (Mayo Clinic) At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr Gregory A Ewald Barnes-Jewish Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr Shelley A Hall Baylor University Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr Jonathan A Hammond Hartford Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Dr Matthew G Hartwig Duke University Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Steven Kelban General Public Region 9 At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr Arun Krishnamoorthy Piedmont Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr Jasleen Kukreja University of California San Francisco Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr Donna M Mancini Mount Sinai Medical Center Regional Rep. 6/30/2020  
Daniel P McCarthy University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Regional Rep. 6/30/2022  
Dr David M McMullan Seattle Children's Hospital Regional Rep. 6/30/2021  
Ms Tatiana Sherrod Baptist Memorial Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  

Meeting summaries

Report to the board of directors

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