Leadership

Advisory Board

The CORE Advisory Board is composed of 22 to 25 members and must include professionals from transplant centers, intensive care or emergency departments, tissue banks, voluntary health organizations, hisocompatibility members, neuroscience physicians, transplant surgeons, chief medical directors, medical directors of an eye bank, organ donor families, and public members. The board meets biannually.

Joseph Africa, MD
Medical Director
Charleston Area Medical Center

Stephen H. Bailey, MD
Director, Cardiac Surgery
Allegheny Health Network

Thomas V. Cacciarelli, MD
Director, Liver Transplant Program
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Robert C. Dolence
Transplant Recipient Representative

David J. Gabauer
Beaver County Coroner/Funeral Director

Armando Ganoza, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute

Aimee Hagerty
Clinical Director & Administrator of the Transplant Program
UPMC Hamot

Ajai Khanna, MD
Professor of Surgery
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Lindsey Herlinger
Transplant Administrator
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Roheena Kamyar, MD
Co-Medical Director of Eye Bank
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Jennifer Knight, MD
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program
West Virginia University; Ruby Memorial Hospital

Roberto Lopez-Solis, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute

Glen Martin
Associate Administrator
Charleston Area Medical Center/General Hospital

Hall T. McGee, MD
Medical Director of the Eye Bank
CORE

Douglas Mitchell
Interim VP/CNO
WVU Medicine

Matthew R. Morrell, MD
Medical Director
CORE

Valliammai Muthappan, MD
Corneal Surgeon; Cataract and Eye Consultants
Sightline Ophthalmic Associates

Reshma Paranjpe
Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery
Allegheny Ophthalmic and Orbital Associates

Frederick Peterson
Public Representative
The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

Diane Pidwell, PhD
Director, Histocompatibility Laboratory
Allegheny General Hospital

Duke Rupert
COO & Transplant Administrator
Allegheny General Hospital

Kathleen K. Ryan
Executive Director and Legal Counsel
Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association

Richard Plowey, MD, MPH
Keystone Pain Consultants

Gina Velar
Donor Family Representative

William R. Wagner, PhD
Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Travis Watson
Transplant Program Administrator
UPMC Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute

M. Asad Zaman, MHA
Director, Transplant Services
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh