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VCA Committee

The Vascularized Composite Allograft Transplantation (VCA) Committee considers medical, scientific, and ethical aspects related to VCA allocation, procurement, distribution, and transplantation. The Committee considers both the broad implications and the specific member situations related to VCA issues and policies. The goals of the Committee's work are to improve access to VCA transplantation, to develop evidence-based policies for allocating VCAs, and to improve the health outcomes of VCA transplant recipients.

Current Projects

Board approved and pending implementation

  • Dr. Linda C Cendales
  • Duke University Hospital
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Bohdan Pomahac
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Sandra Amaral Children's Hospital of Philadelphia At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Ms. Shannon M Dunne Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Dr. Vijay S Gorantla Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Darla K Granger Ascension St. John Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  
Ms. Linda Irwin Massachusetts General Hospital At Large 6/30/2020  
Ms. Nicole M Johnson Baylor University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2021  
Dr. Sheila Jowsey Rochester Methodist Hospital (Mayo Clinic) At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Marilyn E Levi Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Dr. Alexander T Maskin The Nebraska Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Mr. Gary Morgan Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates At Large 6/30/2022  
Ms. Danielle Niedfeldt Carolina Donor Services At Large 6/30/2020  
Mary Pappas General Public Region 1 At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Timothy L Pruett University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview At Large 6/30/2020  
Dr. Maria Siemionow University of Illinois Medical Center At Large 6/30/2020  
Ms. Raelene Skerda Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2023  
Dr. Simon Talbot Brigham and Women's Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Mark Wakefield University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics At Large 6/30/2022  

Meeting Summaries

Reports to the Board of Directors

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