The University of Kansas has formed a committee of 14 people to investigate problems in its heart transplant program.
University Chancellor Robert Hemenway said the panel will meet for the first time late this week.
In early May, an article by the Kansas City Star revealed that the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City had admitted patients for heart transplants but had not accepted available hearts from donor agencies for 10 months.
Some patients died waiting for hearts, while others went to another hospital where they received new hearts.
Doctors at the medical center said they lacked the staffing to undertake transplant operations. Administrators said they were not aware of the problem.
The program has now been suspended.
The committee consists of seven teachers and administrators at the university and seven members from outside. It will have 60 days to examine the program and make recommendations for changes.