HHS Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation
Health Resources and Services Administration

Voting Members

Mark L. Barr, M.D. (Chairperson)
Co-Director of Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California  90033
Term expires: 01/01/2018

Charles Alexander, RN, MSN, MBA
President & CEO
The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (LLF)
Baltimore, Maryland  21227
Term Expires: 01/01/2017

Bryan Becker, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
University of Illinois Hospital
Chicago, Illinois  60612
Term expires: 01/01/2017

Sylvia Caley, J.D., M.B.A., R.N.
Associate Clinical Professor
Co-Director, HeLP Legal Services Clinic
Director, Health Law Partnership
Georgia State University, College of Law
Atlanta, Georgia  30302
Term Expires: 07/26/2018

Bernice Coleman, Ph.D., R.N.
Nurse Practitioner, Heart Transplant/VAD Programs
Cedar-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California  90048
Term expires: 01/01/2018

Stephen W. Crawford, M.D.
Medical Senior Director
CIGNA Healthcare LifeSOURCE Transplant Network
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  15275
Term expires: 01/01/2017

John Fung, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio  44195
Term expires: 07/26/2016

David A. Gerber, M.D.
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Department of Surgery
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27599
Term expires: 07/26/2016

Ana Hands, M.D.
Vice president, International Health Services
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, Louisiana  70121
Term expires: 07/26/2018

Eduardo Lara, B.A., M.H.A
Pediatric Transplant Program Director, Interim Nephrology Director
CHRISTUS Health Children’s Hospital
Interim Administrative Director
CHRISTUS Transplant Institute
San Antonio, Texas  78207
Term expires: 07/26/2016

Arthur Matas, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Director of the Renal Transplant Program
University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455
Term Expires: 07/26/2018

Suzanne McDiarmid, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery
Chief, Division Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Director, Pediatric Liver Transplantation David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California  90095
Term expires: 01/01/2017

Jamie Marie Avolio McDonald, M.S.W., LISW
Oncology Coordinator
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87111
Term expires: 01/01/2018

Kimberly Molina, M.D.
Assistant Professor (Clinical) of Pediatrics
School of Medicine at University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah  84113
Term Expires: 07/26/2018

Thomas A. Nakagawa, M.D.
Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine
Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
501 6th Ave S, Dept 6580070302
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Term expires: 01/01/2017

Stephen Pastan, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University
Emory transplant Center
Atlanta, Georgia  30322
Term Expires: 07/26/2018

Cynthia P. Puryear
Senior Strategist, Mitchell Communications
Glen Allen, Virginia  23060
Term expires: 07/26/2016

Andrew J. Schaefer, Ph.D.
Noah Hrding Chair and Professor
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Rice University
Houston, Texas  77005
Term expires: 01/01/2018

Non-Voting Members (Ex Officio Members)

Nancy D. Bridges, M.D.
Chief, Clinical Transplantation Immunology Section
Transplant Immunology Branch
Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health

Diane H. Corning, Esq.
Health Insurance Specialist
Office of Clinical Standards and Quality/Clinical Standards Group
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Matthew J. Kuehnert, M.D.
CDR, U.S. Public Health Service
Assistant Director for Blood Safety
Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scott A. Brubaker
Director, Division of Human Tissues
Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Food and Drug Administration

Barbara Bartman, M.D.
Medical Officer
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Executive Secretary

Robert Walsh
Senior Advisor
Division of Transplantation
Healthcare Systems Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration

General Counsel Staff

Emily Marcus Levine, J.D.
Senior Attorney
Office of General Counsel
US Department of Health and Human Services
Rina Hakimian, J.D., MPH
Office of the General Counsel
US Department of Health and Human Services

Rina Hakimian, J.D., MPH
Office of the General Counsel
US Department of Health and Human Services