Alan Leichtman is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Michigan, and served as the Primary Physician for the University of Michigan’s Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Programs from 1989 through 2011. He is President of Gift of Life Michigan, the State of Michigan’s Organ Procurement Organization.
Nationally, he is a Member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medical Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC), the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Department of Transplantation’s Quality Improvement Taskforce, the Board of Trustees of the American Kidney Fund, the American Society of Nephrology’s Transplant Advisory Committee, the Board of Trustees of Explore Transplant, and the Alliance for Paired Donation’s Scientific Operations Committee. He has NIH support to model Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) matching algorithms, is a co-investigator on anAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded project to develop a national KPD Standard Acquisition Charge, has Veteran’s Administration support to contribute to the development of a VA chronic kidney disease registry, and participates in a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services contract to assess the performance of transplant programs and organ procurement organizations. His team has been awarded the contract to coordinate the United States Renal Data System (USRDS).