Kevin A. Myer

LifeGift

Biography

With more than 25 years of experience in health care leadership in organ donation and transplantation, Kevin A. Myer, MSHA, serves as the president and CEO of LifeGift. LifeGift, based in Houston Texas, serves 109 counties and over 200 hospitals and 10 transplant centers.

Myer joined LifeGift from the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), where he served as the business director for the Center for Transplant System Excellence. In this role, Myer led efforts to improve the organ transplantation system through multiple funded research projects using non-traditional approaches and collaborative research teams. 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, N.Y. and earned his Master of Science in health administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. He also completed a fellowship in patient safety at Virginia Commonwealth University. In February 2016, he completed Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship and in March, 2017, the Innovative Health Care Leader program.

He serves on the Boards of American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) as an at large member, Donate Life Texas, Donate Life America and The Alliance for Donation and Transplantation, numerous UNOS/OPTN Committees and the Leadership and Innovation Council for The Alliance.

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