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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.

Recent Updates

Combined policy notice for VCA membership requirements (2020)

Chair
  • Dr. Bohdan Pomahac
  • General Public Region 1
Vice Chair
  • Dr. Sandra Amaral
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Mr. Brian Berthiaume University of Alabama Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. James S Bowman Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2022  
Lori L Ewoldt Rochester Methodist Hospital (Mayo Clinic) At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Bruce E Gelb NYU Langone Health At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Vijay S Gorantla Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Lawrence Gottlieb University of Chicago Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Darla K Granger Ascension St. John Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  
Amanda Gruendell General Public Region 5 At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Liza Johannesson Baylor University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2023  
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  
Ms. Deborah McRann The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland At Large 6/30/2023  
Mr. Gary Morgan Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Paige Porrett University of Alabama Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Ms. Debra M Priebe The Cleveland Clinic Foundation At Large 6/30/2023  
Donald Rickelman General Public Region 8 At Large 6/30/2024  
Elizabeth Shipman Nevada Donor Network At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Patrick Smith Duke University Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
Dr. Simon Talbot Brigham and Women's Hospital At Large 6/30/2022  
Dr. Stefan G Tullius Brigham and Women's Hospital At Large 6/30/2023  
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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