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Education Committee

Chair Debra M. Boyer, MD Boston, MA
Vice Chair Jakob I. McSparron, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Vice Chair Tisha S. Wang, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Shozab Ahmed, MBBS, FCCP Albuquerque, NM
Committee Member Gerene S. Bauldoff, RN, PhD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Lara Bishay, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Committee Member Caralee E. Caplan-Shaw, MD New York, NY
Committee Member Colleen L. Channick, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Josalyn L. Cho, MD Iowa City, IA
Committee Member Jessica A. Cooksey, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Basak Coruh, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member Jane C. Deng, MS, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Committee Member Fei Jamie Dy, MD, MS Worcester, MA
Committee Member Garth W. Garrison, MD Burlington, VT
Committee Member - PAR Representative Jeffrey R. Goldstein Miami, FL
Committee Member Jane E. Gross, MD, PhD Denver, CO
Committee Member - CCR Representative Robin L. Gross, MD Washington, DC
Committee Member Charles C. Hardin, MD, PhD, ATSF Boston, MA
Committee Member Margaret M. Hayes, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Tristan J. Huie, MD Denver, CO
Committee Member Shazia M. Jamil, MD, ATSF La Jolla, CA
Committee Member Jon M. Keller, MD Shoreline, WA
Committee Member Hrishikesh S. Kulkarni, MD, MSc, ATSF Saint Louis, MO
Committee Member Melissa Lipford Rochester, MN
Committee Member Michael McCown, DO Takoma Park, MD
Committee Member Erin Narewski, DO Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member Scott S. Oh, DO Santa Monica, CA
Committee Member Caroline Okorie, MD, MPH Redwood City, CA
Committee Member Robert L. Owens, MD La Jolla, CA
Committee Member Amit Parulekar, MD, MS, ATSF Houston, TX
Committee Member Susan Pasnick, MD Santa Fe, NM
Committee Member Samaan Rafeq, MD New York, NY
Committee Member Jordan S. Rettig, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Shirin Shafazand, MD, MS Miami, FL
Committee Member Majid Shafiq, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Committee Member Laren Tan, MD Loma Linda, CA
Committee Member Bassam Yaghmour, MD Glendale, CA
Staff Jennifer Siegel-Gasiewski New York, NY
Staff Eileen Larsson New York, NY

The Education Committee provides ongoing assessment of ATS educational programs to determine their effectiveness and reviews and approves proposals for postgraduate courses at the International Conference. The committee coordinates the ATS Core Curriculum and the accompanying MOC portfolio. In addition, it develops additional conference MOC opportunities for ATS members. The committee provides an educational consulting service to assist ATS members in the development of educational opportunities both at and outside the International Conference. The Education Committee partners with other educational groups to develop new learning formats for the ATS and coordinates with patient and family partners to develop timely “rapid response” documents after events such as natural disasters on an as-needed basis. Finally, it works to study the outcomes of the many educational offerings of the ATS.

Benchmarks, 2019-2020:
• Evaluate the 2017-2020 Core Curriculum/Maintenance of Certification module program, report on key metrics, and make recommendations regarding enhancements of the initiative.

• Evaluate and adjust MOC portfolio to incorporate additional conference MOC offerings for ATS members.

• Develop the 2020 Core ATS Curriculum for Adult Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Pediatrics in conjunction with the Core Curriculum Working Groups, which will be submitted to the appropriate specialty Boards.

• Evaluate current hands-on learning experiences and create novel hands-on opportunities both at the ATS IC and regionally.

• Review, evaluate, select, and provide feedback on the 2020 Postgraduate Courses.

• Partner with ICC and Section on Medical Education in the Learning Formats Working Group to design novel learning formats and integrate new teaching technologies at the ATS IC.

• Perform a needs assessment of the educational offerings available to researchers within the ATS and partner with the PhD Working Group to recommend implementation.

• Expand the Educational Consulting services available to ATS members to improve educational materials at both the IC and regional meetings.

• Evaluate the outcomes of specific educational offerings at the ATS IC including the Core Curriculum, postgraduate courses and the Fellow’s Track Symposium.

• Audit the Fellows Track Symposium at the IC 2019 and propose recommendations for changes in 2020.

• Update Board Review Books for Pulmonary and Critical Care.


• Review the conference agendas geared towards young professionals to assess for areas of redundancy/overlap.

• Ensure collaboration with the Patient and Family Education Committee to identify topics, develop, review, approve and publish “rapid response” materials for a broad target audience, including patients, families, clinicians, and the public.

• Collaborate with the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee to maintain compliance with ACCME re-accreditation and maintenance of certification

• Collaborate with the MITT and Training Committees to identify common metrics and meaningful outcome measures for the Resident Boot Camp, Fellows Track Symposium and Fellow to Faculty Boot Camp.