Speaker Biography

Jonathan Boyd

American Association of Tissue Banks, USA

Title: Clinical Application: The Changing Landscape in Allografts

Jonathan Boyd

Jonathan Boyd has worked in multiple roles within the tissue banking industry for nearly 10 years including surgical tissue procurement, in leadership roles and eligibility evaluation. Jonathan is now the Director of Certification & Online Learning at the American Association of Tissue Banks.  Jonathan is a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist and is the AATB Liaison to the Education Committee, American Board of Tissue Banks and Recovery & Donor Suitability Council. 
Jonathan is an active member of the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners, an Affiliate Member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, a member of the American Society of Association Executives and is an active committee member with both IACME & NAME.


Processing and classification of most human cell and cellular based tissue products has remained the same for decades. The basic homologous function of transplanted osteocondrial allografts and total joint replacements utilizing allografts has fundamentally followed suite. However, guidance from the United States Food and Drug Administration may shift some of these approaches and the grafts which are available for implantation or transplantation. The purpose of this presentation is to review and evaluate changes in processing, distribution, classifications and possible shift in the United States tissue banking community to medical devices and biologics as a result of this guidance providing and developing different options in arthroplasty.