Officers and Committees

Officers & Committees


Officers

Assembly Chair Kristina A. Crothers, MD Seattle , WA
Incoming Assembly Chair Rachel Thomson, MBBS, PhD, FRACP PADDINGTON , Australia
Program Chair Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden , CT
Program Chair-Elect Payam Nahid, MD, MPH San Francisco , CA
Planning Chair Jussi J. Saukkonen, MD West Roxbury , MA
Web Director Colin Swenson, MD Atlanta , GA
Working Group Chair
Early Career Professionals
Bashar Samih Staitieh, MD Decatur , GA
Working Group Co-Chair
Pneumonia
Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden , CT
Working Group Co-Chair
Pneumonia
Scott Evans
Working Group Co-Chair
Early Career Professionals Working Group
John Evan McGinniss, MD Philadelphia , PA
Committee Member
Nominating Committee
David M. Lewinsohn, MD, PhD Portland , OR
Committee Member
Nominating Committee
Marcos I. Restrepo, MD, MSc, PhD San Antonio , TX

Planning Committee

Chair Jussi J. Saukkonen, MD West Roxbury , MA
Apprentice Ashley Jane Losier, MD New Haven , CT
Committee Member E. Jane Carter, MD Barrington , RI
Committee Member James D Chalmers, MD, PhD Dundee , United Kingdom
Committee Member Kristina A. Crothers, MD Seattle , WA
Committee Member Nathan C. Dean, MD Murray , UT
Committee Member Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden , CT
Committee Member Maha Reda Farhat, CM, MD Newton Center , MA
Committee Member Joseph P. Mizgerd, ScD, ATSF Boston , MA
Committee Member Max R. O'Donnell, MD, MPH Brooklyn , NY
Committee Member Salman T. Qureshi, MD St Lambert , Canada
Committee Member Richard F. Silver, MD Shaker Heights , OH
Committee Member Rachel Thomson, MBBS, PhD, FRACP PADDINGTON , Australia
Staff Miriam Rodriguez New York , NY

Program Committee

Chair Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden , CT
Chair-Elect Payam Nahid, MD, MPH San Francisco , CA
Apprentice
Apprenticeship Program
Katrina Traber, MD, PhD Boston , MA
Committee Member Timothy R. Aksamit, MD Rochester , MN
Committee Member Engi Attia, MD, MPH Seattle , WA
Committee Member Shanjana Awasthi, PhD Oklahoma City , OK
Committee Member Ashwin Basavaraj, MD New York , NY
Committee Member Adithya Cattamanchi, MD San Francisco , CA
Committee Member Oleg Epelbaum, MD, ATSF Valhalla , NY
Committee Member Patricio Escalante, MD Rochester , MN
Committee Member Chadi A. Hage, MD, ATSF Indianapolis , IN
Committee Member Katherine B. Hisert, MD, PhD Seattle , WA
Committee Member Michael Holt, MBBS, BSc Denver , Australia
Committee Member Barbara Ellen Jones, MD, MSc Salt Lake City , UT
Committee Member Elham Karamooz, MD Portland , OR
Committee Member Shannon H. Kasperbauer, MD Greenwood Village , CO
Committee Member David M. Lewinsohn, MD, PhD Portland , OR
Committee Member Philip A. Lobue, MD Atlanta , GA
Committee Member Pamela J. McShane, MD Palos Park , IL
Committee Member Mehdi Mirsaeidi, MD Miami , FL
Committee Member Eric M. Mortensen, MD, MSc Simsbury , CT
Committee Member Anne E. O'Donnell, MD Washington , DC
Committee Member Kenneth N. Olivier, MD, MPH Bethesda , MD
Committee Member Alexa Pragman, MD, PhD MINNEAPOLIS , MN
Committee Member Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD Memphis , TN
Committee Member Abdullah Sayiner, MD, PhD Izmir 35100 , Turkey
Committee Member Leopoldo N. Segal, MD New York , NY
Committee Member Bashar Samih Staitieh, MD Decatur , GA
Committee Member Rachel Thomson, MBBS, PhD, FRACP PADDINGTON , Australia
Committee Member Timothy Eoin West, MPH, MD Seattle , WA
Committee Member Christina Yoon, MD, MPH, MSCR San Francisco , CA

Web Committee

Web Director Colin Swenson, MD Atlanta , GA
Committee Member Chad Ryan Marion, DO, PhD Winston Salem , NC
Committee Member Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD Memphis , TN
Committee Member Bashar Samih Staitieh, MD Decatur , GA
Committee Member Benjamin Wu, MD, MSc New York , NY

Assembly Members on Other ATS Committees

ATS Committee Chairs

Chair
Members In Transition and Training Committee
Sushma K. Cribbs, MD, MSCR, ATSF Decatur , GA
Chair
International Health Committee
David M. Lewinsohn, MD, PhD Portland , OR
Vice Chair
Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee
Kathleen M. Akgun, MD, MS Madison , CT
Vice Chair
Quality Improvement and Implementation Committee
Mark L. Metersky, MD Avon , CT

Awards Committee

Committee Member Philip Hansbro, PhD Sydney , Australia
Committee Member
DDDD Liaison
Theodore J. Witek, DrPH, ATSF Toronto , Canada
Committee Member Benjamin Wu, MD, MSc New York , NY

Board of Directors

Committee Member
President
James M. Beck, MD, ATSF Aurora , CO
Committee Member Kristina A. Crothers, MD Seattle , WA
Committee Member MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS Ann Arbor , MI
Committee Member
Chair, Foundation Board
Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD, ATSF Chicago , IL
Committee Member Lynn T. Tanoue, MD New Haven , CT

Clinicians Advisory Committee

Committee Member Douglas Kyle Hogarth, MD Chicago , IL

Council of Chapter Representatives

Secretary Ruxana T. Sadikot, MD, MRCP(UK), ATSF Decatur , GA
Representative John B. Cox, MD Charleston , SC
Representative Kevin D. Reed, MD Baton Rouge , LA

Documents Development and Implementation Committee

Committee Member David L. Cohn, MD Denver , CO
Committee Member Kevin P. Fennelly, MD, MPH, ATSF Bethesda , MD

Drug/Device Discovery and Development Committee

Committee Member Heidi M. Mansour, PhD, RPh Tucson , AZ
Committee Member Theodore J. Witek, DrPH, ATSF Toronto , Canada

Education Committee

Committee Member Caralee E. Caplan-Shaw, MD New York , NY
Committee Member Josalyn L. Cho, MD North Liberty , IA
Committee Member Jane C. Deng, MS, MD Ann Arbor , MI
Committee Member Jane E. Gross, MD, PhD Denver , CO
Committee Member Hrishikesh Satish Kulkarni, MD, MSc, ATSF Saint Louis , MO

Environmental Health Policy Committee

Committee Member Anne Hicks, MD, PhD, FRCPC Edmonton , Canada

Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee

Vice Chair Kathleen M. Akgun, MD, MS Madison , CT
Committee Member James K. O'Brien, MD Denver , CO
Committee Member Rohan A. Thompson, MD Columbus , OH

Finance Committee

Committee Member James M. Beck, MD, ATSF Aurora , CO
Committee Member MeiLan K. Han, MD, MS Ann Arbor , MI
Committee Member Dean E. Schraufnagel, MD, ATSF Chicago , IL

Health Equality and Diversity Committee

Committee Member William Rodriguez, MD, ATSF San Juan , PR

Health Policy Committee

Committee Member Patricia A. Lerwick, MD Portland , ME
Committee Member Kunal Patel, MD, PhD Chapel Hill , NC

International Conference Committee

Committee Member
PI-TB Program Chair
Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden , CT
Committee Member
PI-TB Program Chair-Elect
Payam Nahid, MD, MPH San Francisco , CA

International Health Committee

Chair David M. Lewinsohn, MD, PhD Portland , OR
Committee Member Erlina Burhan, MD Jakarta Timur , Indonesia
Committee Member Philip C. Hopewell, MD San Francisco , CA
Committee Member
CCR Representative
Ruxana T. Sadikot, MD, MRCP(UK), ATSF Decatur , GA
Committee Member Priya B. Shete, MD San Francisco , CA
Committee Member Richard N. Van Zyl Smit, MBChB, PhD Cape Town , South Africa
Committee Member Timothy Eoin West, MPH, MD Seattle , WA

Members In Transition and Training Committee

Chair Sushma K. Cribbs, MD, MSCR, ATSF Decatur , GA
Committee Member Nirmal Shyam Sharma, MD Lutz , FL

Membership Committee

Committee Member Wonder P. Drake, MD Nashville , TN
Committee Member Lee J. Quinton, PhD Boston , MA
Committee Member Timothy Eoin West, MPH, MD Seattle , WA

Planning and Evaluation Committee

Committee Member James Chmiel, MD, MPH, ATSF Indianapolis , IN
Committee Member
CCR Representative
John B. Cox, MD Charleston , SC
Committee Member M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF Chapel Hill , NC

Program Review Subcommittee

Committee Member Adithya Cattamanchi, MD San Francisco , CA
Committee Member Alison M. Morris, MD, MS Pittsburgh , PA
Committee Member M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF Chapel Hill , NC

Quality Improvement and Implementation Committee

Vice Chair Mark L. Metersky, MD Avon , CT
Committee Member Lara Bashoura, MD Houston , TX
Committee Member Curtis H. Weiss, MD, MS Chicago , IL

Research Advocacy Committee

Committee Member Navneet K. Dhillon, PhD Kansas City , KS
Committee Member Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD Memphis , TN

Scientific Advisory Committee

Committee Member Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD, ATSF San Diego , CA
Committee Member Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden , CT
Committee Member Julie Gunnells Ledford, PhD Tucson , AZ
Committee Member Janet Lee, MD, ATSF Pittsburgh , PA
Committee Member Guy B. Marks, MBBS, PhD Alexandria , Australia
Committee Member Peter H. S. Sporn, MD Chicago , IL

Tobacco Action Committee

Committee Member Farzad Moazed, MD MORAGA , CA
Committee Member Krishna P. Reddy, MD, MS Boston , MA

Training Committee

Committee Member Asha M. Anandaiah, MD Cambridge , MA

Web Editorial Committee

Committee Member
Section on Genetics & Genomics
Emma Kaitlynn Allen, PhD Memphis , TN
Committee Member
Fellow
Shreya Kanth, MD Baltimore , AL
Committee Member
PI-TB Assembly
Colin Swenson, MD Atlanta , GA

Last Reviewed: June 2016