Dr. Marian Michaels is a Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP). She has worked in pediatric infectious diseases for over 30 years with her research and clinical work largely revolving around immunocompromised hosts with an emphasis on those undergoing transplantation. Dr Michaels has been active in a number of transplantation societies and OPTN/UNOS.
She just completed her term as chair of OPTN/UNOS Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee (DTAC), and currently serves as Past Chair of DTAC and as a new member of the Board for OPTN/UNOS. Currently, she serves on the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Committee for the international Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) and is a member of the NIAID transplant Data Safety Monitoring Committee. In addition, while she just rotated off the board of the American Society of Transplantation, she remains active with them being part of the work group for overseeing COVID-19 recommendations for donors, candidates and recipients.