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Ad Hoc International Relations Committee

The Ad Hoc International Relations Committee (AHIRC) reviews emerging issues and pertinent topics related to non-U.S. citizen/non-U.S. resident patients that enter the United States for transplant and U.S. candidates who seek transplants in other countries. The Committee considers the medical, scientific, and ethical aspects of transplanting non-U.S. citizens/non-U.S. residents. The Committee considers the broad implications of such issues and may review specific individual issues or situations.

chair icon Chair
  • Dr. Pramod Bonde
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
vicechair icon Vice Chair
  • Dr. Peter G Stock
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center
liaison icon Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Eliana Agudelo General Public Region 5 Region 5 Representative 6/30/2024  
Natalie Alderete Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Shannon M Dunne Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Cynthia Forland General Public Region 6 At Large 6/30/2024  
Shelley Grant Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Ms. Angele C Lacks VCU Health System Authority, VCUMC At Large 6/30/2026  
Abby Ruiz General Public Region 4 At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Scott L Sanoff Duke University Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Taryn Shappell General Public Region 5 At Large 6/30/2026  

Reports to the board of directors

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