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Membership & Professional Standards Committee (MPSC)

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The OPTN Membership and Professional Standards Committee (MPSC) is an operating committee of the OPTN. The MPSC maintains membership criteria and monitors OPTN member compliance with OPTN membership criteria, OPTN bylaws and policies, and the OPTN Final Rule. The MPSC takes action or makes recommendations for further action to the OPTN Board of Directors as needed.

The MPSC, through peer review:

  • Reviews events identified as presenting a risk to patient safety, public health or the integrity of the OPTN.
  • Evaluates and supports OPTN members by providing feedback on and recommendations to improve members’ performance, compliance, and quality systems.
  • Reviews applications for membership in the OPTN, approval of designated transplant programs, and changes in OPTN member key personnel.

The MPSC also:

  • Identifies opportunities for transplant community education to improve patient safety and safeguard the integrity of the transplant system, often through dissemination of successful examples of membership engagement and sharing of best practices.
  • Develops bylaws and policies related to membership criteria or the oversight responsibilities of the MPSC that align with the OPTN mission to maximize organ supply, provide efficient and safe care, and provide equitable access to transplantation.

chair icon Chair
  • Dr. Zoe A Stewart Lewis
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland
vicechair icon Vice Chair
  • Dr. Scott A Lindberg
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
liaison icon Liaison
Members Organization Position End Term Date
Dr. Maher A Baz Mayo Clinic Hospital Florida At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Alan D Betensley Northwestern Memorial Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Ms. Kristine I Browning LifeGift Organ Donation Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Anil Chandraker UMass Memorial Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Hannah Z Copeland Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne At Large 6/30/2024  
Mr. Chad E Ezzell Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Robert J Fontana University of Michigan Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Richard N Formica Yale New Haven Hospital Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Dr. Roshan P George Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Darla K Granger Ascension St. John Hospital Region 10 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Lafaine M Grant UT Southwestern Medical Center/William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Dipankar Gupta UF Health Shands Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Shelley A Hall Baylor University Medical Center Region 4 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Robert C Harland Banner University Medical Center-Tucson Region 5 Representative 6/30/2024  
Mr. Richard D Hasz Gift of Life Donor Program At Large 6/30/2025  
Mr. Kyle R Herber Live On Nebraska At Large 6/30/2024  
Ms. Vicki A Hunter St Luke's Hospital of Kansas City At Large 6/30/2024  
Michelle M James University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Region 7 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. Peter T Kennealey University of Colorado Hospital/Health Science Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Catherine E Kling University of Washington Medical Center Region 6 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. Peter N Lalli Immunology Laboratory at Carolinas Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Raymond C Lee Keck Hospital of USC At Large 6/30/2025  
Ms. Carolyn Light University of California San Francisco Medical Center At Large 6/30/2024  
Ms. Melinda J Locklear HonorBridge At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Maricar F Malinis Yale New Haven Hospital At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Amit K Mathur Mayo Clinic Hospital Arizona At Large 6/30/2024  
Deborah McRann Infinite Legacy Region 2 Representative 6/30/2025  
Nancy W Metzler Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center Region 9 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. Clifford D Miles The Nebraska Medical Center Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2024  
Dr. Saeed Mohammad Vanderbilt University Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Arjun U Naik Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Ms. Regina Palke LifeLink of Florida At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. Martha Pavlakis Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Region 1 Representative 6/30/2024  
Kala Rochelle Division of Transplantation, HHS Ex Officio (non voting) 6/30/2025  
Dr. Deirdre L Sawinski New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center At Large 6/30/2025  
Dr. Malay B Shah University of Kentucky Medical Center Region 11 Representative 6/30/2025  
Dr. J. David Vega Emory University Hospital Region 3 Representative 6/30/2024  
Dr. Mark R Wakefield University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics Region 8 Representative 6/30/2025  
Ms. Candy L Wells LifeCenter Northwest At Large 6/30/2024  
Dr. James J Yun The Cleveland Clinic Foundation At Large 6/30/2025  

Reports to the Board of Directors

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