At-Large Candidate: Brian Philippy, CEBT, BS, BChE

brian philippy, cebt, bs, bche

Director of Transplant & Research, Lions Medical Eye Bank & Research Center of Eastern Virginia
Contact Candidate

Candidate Bio

Brian Philippy is an eye banker that raises eye bankers. His wife and daughter have caught the eye banking “bug” through his infectious passion for the profession and everything eye banking stands for. When he’s not processing data and doing his part to save sight, you’ll find Brian and his wife, Wanda, fishing, camping, or leading and teaching Scouts.

Candidate Statement

Brian has served Americans as an eye banker since he was 18 years old, starting in Minneapolis in 1997 and transferring to Norfolk in 2005. During that time, Brian has served in every technical role (e.g. recovery, donor coordinating, donor eligibility, distribution, etc.) and as Quality director. Brian has extensive consulting experience (over 10 years) and has given his expertise to his peers through a tireless array of volunteer committee service.

Prior Service

Committee Service:

  • Member, Technical Procedures Manual Subcommittee (2006-2008)
  • Member, Uniform Donor History Questionnaire Taskforce (2007-current) (EBAA’s sole representative from 2007-2010)
  • Member, Exam Committee (2008-2010)
  • Member, Member Eye Bank Data Measurement, Analysis, Interpretation (2009)
  • Member, Statistical Report Taskforce (2009-2010)
  • Member, Harmonization of FDA & EBAA Eligibility Criteria Subcommittee (2009-2010)
  • Member, Uniform Donor History Questionnaire Stakeholder Group (2010-current)
  • Member, Legislative and Regulatory Committee (2010-2012)
  • Member, ISBT 128 Subcommittee (2015)
  • Member, Ebola Virus Subcommittee (2015)
  • Member, Tissue Report Subcommittee (2015)
  • Member, Globalization of Medical Standards Subcommittee (2015)
  • Member, International Accreditation Subcommittee (2016)
  • Member, Melanoma Eligibility Criteria Subcommittee (2016)
  • Member, EBAA Board of Directors (2016-2018)
  • Chair, Tissue Evaluation and Surgical Suitability Subcommittee (2017-current)
  • Member, ISBT 128 Subcommittee (2017-current)
  • Founding Member, Ocular Network Exchange Advisory Board (2017-current) (Visionary and developer)
  • Member, CPTS Data Continuation Subcommittee (2018-current)
  • Member, Accreditation Board Forms Subcommittee (2019-current)
  • Member, MAB Donor Prep Subcommittee (2019-current)
  • Guest Member, Policy and Position Review Subcommittee (2020-current) (COVID-19 Response)
  • Member, Harmonization of EBAA Medical Standards, Procedures, Accreditation, and Bylaws Subcommittee (2011-2012)
  • Member, Quality Assurance Committee (2012-2014)
  • Chair, Statistical Report Committee (2010-current)
  • Member, Accreditation Board (2012-current) (6 inspections completed)
  • Ex-Officio Member, Medical Advisory Board (2012-current)

Speaker:

  • Jun. 2006 Annual Meeting Speaker – Donor Designation Protocols
  • Jan. 2007 Donor Eligibility Workshop Speaker – Sepsis Evaluation
  • Jun. 2007 EBAA Annual Meeting Speaker – Determining Tissue Suitability for the Known Array of Surgical Techniques
  • Jun. 2008 EBAA Annual Meeting Speaker – Statistical Reporting
  • Jun. 2009 EBAA Annual Meeting Speaker – Data Trending
  • Jun. 2009 EBAA Annual Meeting Speaker – Cornea Collaborative Improvement Strategy Group Report
  • Dec.2010 EBAA Educational Institute – Statistical Report Town Hall
  • Apr. 2011 “Efficacy Comparison of Optisol GS™ and Life4ºC Corneal Storage Media” – ARVO Poster
  • Jun. 2011 EBAA Annual Meeting Speaker – An Efficacy Comparison of Optisol GS with Bausch & Lomb Chambers and Life4ºC with Transend Chambers
  • Dec. 2011 EBAA Educational Institute – EBAA Connect: Statistical Reporting
  • Overhauled EBAA statistical reporting system, expanded report to include Donate Life and Cornea Collaborative concepts, paved the way for GAEBA statistical system
  • Jun. 2012 EBAA Annual Meeting Speaker – The Impact of Tissue Suitability on Placement
  • Nov. 2012 AATB/EBAA Joint Quality Assurance Workshop Speaker – Effective Quality Assurance of the Donor Risk Assessment Interview
  • Nov. 2012 AATB/EBAA Joint Quality Assurance Workshop Speaker – Handling Observations from Audit Sampling Plans Associated with the Administration of the Donor Risk Assessment Interview
  • Jun. 2014 EBAA Annual Meeting Speaker – Improving the Rate of Donors on Medical Examiner Cases
  • Jun. 2014 EBAA Annual Meeting Speaker – Scientific Symposium: Using Procalcitonin to improve sepsis evaluation
  • Apr. 2012 EBAA Educational Institute – EBAA Statistical Report
  • Apr. 2013 EBAA Educational Institute – EBAA Statistical Report
  • Apr. 2014 EBAA Educational Institute – EBAA Statistical Report
  • Apr. 2015 EBAA Educational Institute – EBAA Statistical Report
  • Apr. 2016 EBAA Educational Institute – EBAA Statistical Report
  • Apr. 2017 EBAA Educational Institute – EBAA Statistical Report
  • Apr. 2018 EBAA Educational Institute – EBAA Statistical Report
  • Apr. 2019 EBAA Educational Institute – EBAA Statistical Report
  • Jun. 2019 EBAA Annual Meeting Speaker – EBAA Statistical Report for Medical Directors
  • Jun. 2019 EBAA Annual Meeting Speaker – EBAA Medical Standard Changes: Donor Eligibility and Tissue Suitability
  • Apr. 2020 EBAA Educational Institute – EBAA Statistical Report
  • Apr. 2020 Lions Clubs International – US Eye Banks and SARS-CoV-2