Current Transplantation Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 358–364 | Cite as

Pediatric Training and Experience Requirements—Development of UNOS Bylaws

  • Eliza Lee
  • Heung Bae KimEmail author
OPTN Policy (K Andreoni, Section Editor)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on OPTN Policy


Purpose of Review

We review the background and process of policy development, which led to the development of the UNOS Pediatric Training and Experience Bylaws.

Recent Findings

Pre- and posttransplant outcomes mirror findings observed in the management of a variety of pediatric surgical diseases ranging from acute appendicitis to complex congenital heart disease. Specifically, patients treated at higher volume and typically pediatric focused institutions exhibit improved outcomes in terms of diagnosis, waitlist survival, and postoperative morbidity and mortality.


Pediatric transplantation is a defined subspecialty within transplantation and requires additional pediatric training, experience, and resources to achieve optimal short- and long-term outcomes in this unique patient population.


Pediatric Transplantation Bylaws UNOS 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


Papers of particular interest, published recently, have been highlighted as: • Of importance •• Of major Importance

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Pediatric Transplant Center, Harvard Medical SchoolBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA

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