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Kevin Myer

MSHA
President & Chief Executive Officer
LifeGift
Kevin Myer

Area(s) of Focus

Healthcare leadership and administration, Healthcare innovation, Deceased donor research

Areas of Practice: Procurement

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), the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the Alliance for Organ Donation and Transplantation (the Alliance).

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 Involvement

Years Involved: 7

Past Involvement: Board of Directors, National Innovation Leadership Council, Planning Committee - National Critical Issues Forum, Advancement Series - Innovation Focus Faculty Workgroup, Presenter
Current Involvement: Board of Directors, National Innovation Leadership Council

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