Kevin Myer

President & CEO
Kevin Myer LifeGift President CEO June 2022

Brief Bio

Kevin A. Myer, MSHA, serves as president and CEO of LifeGift. LifeGift, based in Houston, Texas works with over 240 hospitals and 9 transplant centers in 109 counties.

Myer joined LifeGift in 2013 from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), where he was the business director for the Center for Transplant System Excellence. Previously, Myer was the assistant director for the UNOS Department of Evaluation and Quality, where he oversaw policy compliance auditing, organ allocation analysis and led special projects in patient safety. Before his tenure at UNOS, Myer held the positions of executive director and vice president of LifeNet Health, an organ procurement organization (OPO) and biomedical implant agency based in Virginia.

Myer received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. and earned his Master of Science in health administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He also completed a fellowship in patient safety at Virginia Commonwealth University. Through Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, he has completed the Executive programs in Social Entrepreneurship, Innovative Health Care Leader-Design Thinking to Personal Leadership and most recently in July, 2019, the Mergers and Acquisitions Certificate.

He is a member of the American Society of Transplantation (AST), the International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) and the Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance (The Alliance).

Area(s) of Focus Healthcare leadership and administration, Healthcare innovation, Deceased donor research

Areas of Practice: Procurement

Testimonial The experience of working with and being a member of the Alliance has helped drive the message for me that donation and transplantation happen because of so many specialties working together to honor the wishes of donors and their families. The Alliance is the example in our community that highlights the critical interdependence of hospitals, OPOs and tissue processors, transplant centers and the communities we all live in.

Alliance Presentations

Matador Consortium

The Future of Organ Transportation: Launching the Matador Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) Consortium

Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at 2:00pm

In November 2022, three OPOs across the country joined forces with the Matador Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) Consortium to test the transportation of donated organs using an aerial system that was operated using robotic technology. The Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA), flown entirely by the technology onboard, transported a donated liver, kidney, and pancreas between three cities. Join us as we welcome the leadership teams from LifeGift, LifeShare, and Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA) as they discuss how the use of this groundbreaking technology can improve the transportation of donated organs and tissues in rural areas to better serve transplant patients.

Lifelong Networks

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