Nephrologist Named to Prestigious Pediatric Transplantation Committee
Private nonprofit organization UNOS serves as the organ transplant system in the United States
Namrata G. Jain, M.D., medical director of Pediatric Kidney Transplant at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, and associate professor of Pediatrics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, has been appointed to a prestigious three-year term on the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Pediatric Transplantation Committee for UNOS, a private nonprofit organization that serves as the organ transplant system in the United States. This committee oversees policies for multiple organ transplant specialities.
The Pediatric Transplantation Committee for UNOS appointment is effective July 2022, distinguishing Dr. Jain as a national expert who will collaborate with colleagues from health systems across the country on nationwide organ transplant policy.
Dr. Jain joined the Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health pediatric kidney transplant program at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital in August 2021, following her previous success growing the pediatric transplant program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Dr. Jain is committed to clinical research that improves quality outcomes for her patients and has co-authored numerous publications in high-impact journals. She is principal investigator for a Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium study and an active participant in several multicenter research consortiums.
“Dr. Jain’s appointment to UNOS reflects her renal transplant expertise and commitment to providing outstanding care to pediatric patients with kidney disease and renal failure at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health, as well as children across the country,” said Judy Aschner, M.D., physician-in-chief for Pediatrics, Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health. “We look forward to Dr. Jain’s contributions to the development of nationwide kidney transplant policy through her involvement with UNOS.”
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