Fall 2017  

Committees Provide Valuable Services

Recipients of the 2017 Traveling Fellow Scholarships: Left to Right: Dr. Manuel Garcia Giron, Guatemala; Dr. Ayesiga Herman, Tanzania; Dr. Susai Rosario, Hungary; Dr. Zaheer Moolla, South Africa
ASCRS committees, like the Healthcare Economics Committee, help ASCRS advance initiatives to move the specialty forward.

ASCRS committees are busy with important work that occurs behind the scenes to provide education, information and benefits to ASCRS members and the public. Some of their initiatives include:

  • An Annual Meeting full of educational sessions and networking.

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines to assist colorectal surgeons in caring for patients.

  • Online educational opportunities such as webinars, CREST® and CARSEP®.

  • Health care policy information and updates.

  • Outreach to the public and other medical professionals that treat colorectal conditions.

These are just a few of the initiatives that ASCRS committees undertake. Each committee has a role in ASCRS’ success and each is tasked with specific responsibilities. For a description of each committee, please visit the ASCRS Leadership and Committees web page.

Below is a list of 2017 – 2018 committee chairs and vice chairs. We thank all committee participants for their vital contribution to the Society’s success.

Awards Committee
Garrett Nash, MD, Chair
Nitin Mishra, MD, Vice Chair

Bylaws Committee
Tracy Hull, MD, Co-Chair
Thomas Read, MD, Co-Chair

Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee
Scott Steele, MD, Chair
Daniel Feingold, MD, Vice Chair

Continuing Education Committee
David Maron, MD, Chair
Mala Balakumar, MD, Vice Chair

Credentials Committee
Tracy Hull, MD, Chair
Stephen Sentovich, MD, Vice Chair

CREST Committee
Joshua Bleier, MD, Chair
Eric Johnson, MD, Vice Chair

Finance and Management Committee
Neil H. Hyman, MD, Chair

Fundamentals of Rectal Cancer Surgery Committee
Conor Delaney, MD, Chair
Scott Strong, MD, Vice Chair

Healthcare Economics Committee
Walter R. Peters, Jr., MD, Chair
Jeffrey L. Cohen, MD, Vice Chair

History of ASCRS Committee
Charles Littlejohn, MD, Chair
Judith Trudel, MD, Vice Chair

Fundamentals of Rectal Cancer Surgery Committee
Conor Delaney, MD, Chair
Scott Strong, MD, Vice Chair

Healthcare Economics Committee
Walter R. Peters, Jr., MD, Chair
Jeffrey L. Cohen, MD, Vice Chair

History of ASCRS Committee
Charles Littlejohn, MD, Chair
Judith Trudel, MD, Vice Chair

Honorary Fellowship Committee
Anthony J. Senagore, MD, Chair

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Committee
Scott Strong, MD, Chair
Sharon Stein, MD, Vice Chair
Amy Lightner, MD, Associate Chair

International Committee
Johan Nordenstam, MD, Chair
Claudia Hriesik, MD, Vice Chair

Leadership Conflict of Interest Committee
Charles E. Littlejohn, MD, Chair

Membership Committee
Joseph Carmichael, MD, Chair
Tobi Reidy, MD, Vice Chair

New Technologies Committee
Eric Haas, MD, Chair
Patricia Sylla, MD, Vice Chair

Operative Competency Evaluation Committee
Sandra De Montbrun, MD, Chair
Todd Francone, MD, Vice Chair

Pelvic Floor Disorders Committee
Liliana Bordeianou, MD, Chair

Professional Outreach Committee
Liliana Bordeianou, MD, Chair
Kelly Tyler, MD, Vice Chair

Program Committee
Eric Johnson, MD, Chair
Jason Mizell, MD, Co-Vice Chair
Jamie Cannon, MD, Co-Vice Chair

Public Relations Committee
Sharon L. Stein, MD, Chair
Michael Arvanitis, MD, Vice Chair

Quality Assessment and Safety Committee
Larissa Temple, MD, Chair
David Etzioni, MD, Vice Chair

Rectal Cancer Coordinating Committee
Ron Landmann, MD, Chair
Samantha Hendren, MD, Vice Chair

Regional Society Committee
Steven Schechter, MD, Chair
Alex Ky, MD, Vice Chair

Residents Committee
Cristina Sardinha, MD, Chair
Jeremy Lipman, MD, Vice Chair

Self-Assessment Committee
Charles M. Friel, MD, Chair
Kirsten Wilkins, MD, Vice Chair

Social Media Committee
Kyle Cologne, MD, Chair
Sean Langenfeld, MD, Vice Chair

Video-Based Education Committee
Alessandro Fichera, MD, Chair
Ali Mahmood, MD, Vice Chair

Website Committee
Paul Wise, MD, Chair
Martha Ferguson, MD, Vice Chair

Young Surgeons Committee
Jason Mizell, MD, Chair
Heather Yeo, MD, Vice Chair

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