Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is responsible for

  • Supervision of research efforts and use of the database
  • Organization of biannual meetings
  • Monthly conference call meetings of the Steering Committee members
  • Lobby for increased awareness of pediatric heart transplantation


Scott Auerbach, MD
Children’s Hospital of Colorado (UCM)
Denver, Colorado

Vice President

Shri Deshpande, MBBS, MS
Children’s National Hospital (CNM)
Washington DC

Past President

Jennifer Conway, MD
University of Alberta (UOA)
Edmonton, Alberta

Allied Health and Nursing Representative

Heather Missler, RN, BSN
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

DCC Representative

James Kirklin, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Members at Large

Michael Carboni, MD
Duke Children’s Hospital (DMC)
Durham, North Carolina

Craig Laurence, MB ChB (UCT), FC Paed (SA), MMed (UCT)
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOS)

Neha Bansal, MD
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (MMC)
New York, New York

Steering/Scientific Committee Liaison

Nancy Halnon, MD
Mattel Children’s Hospital (UCL)
Los Angeles, California