Committees

Volunteers are at the heart of ASCRS’ existence. Collectively, they accomplish incredible work on behalf of the Society and specialty. ASCRS strives to assure a wide range of committee involvement opportunities for members.

Committee Members and Leadership Policies

On February 21, 2018, the Executive Council approved the Policy for Committee Membership to ensure each committee exemplifies diversity of experiences, competencies and demographics. On February 11, 2019, the Executive Council approved the Policy for the Selection and Responsibility for Committee Leadership within the ASCRS.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee is responsible for creating and updating practice guidelines to assist physicians in caring for patients. CPGs begin with reviewing the results of a comprehensive, transparent, reproducible literature search which allows for formulation of recommendation statements which are then graded by the committee according to their strength and quality level. In order to be finalized and published, CPGs are vetted and approved by the ASCRS Executive Council and by the editorial board of DCR. Completed guidelines are published in ASCRS's official journal, Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. While serving on the committee, members research and contribute to several different guidelines. The committee actively collaborates with other professional organizations on joint definitions and practice guidelines when appropriate.

Daniel L. Feingold - Chair, Current Term: 2019-2023
Ian M. Paquette - Vice Chair, Current Term: 2018-2021
Scott R. Steele - Advisor, Current Term: 2012-2021
Charles M. Friel - Council Rep, Current Term: 2019-2022
Karim S. Alavi - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Jennifer M. Ayscue - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Anuradha R. Bhama - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Liliana Bordeianou - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Marylise Boutros - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Pamela L. Burgess - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Jennifer S. Davids - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Bradley R. Davis - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Sandy H. Fang - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Adina E. Feinberg - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Seth I. Felder - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Todd D. Francone - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Garrett G. Friedman - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Charles M. Friel - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Wolfgang B. Gaertner - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Kelly A. Garrett - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Joel E. Goldberg - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Scott D. Goldstein - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Lindsey E. Goldstein - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Michael J. Grieco - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Karin M. Hardiman - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Alexander T. Hawkins - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Stefan D. Holubar - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Jennifer L. Irani - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Deborah S. Keller - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Sean J. Langenfeld - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Amy L. Lightner - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Craig A. Messick - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
John Migaly - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Sunil V. Patel - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Vitaliy Y. Poylin - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Virginia O. Shaffer - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Benjamin D. Shogan - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Marc A. Singer - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Mark Y. Sun - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Amy J. Thorsen - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Gino T. Trevisani - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Michael A. Valente - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Jon D. Vogel - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Yi-Qian N. You - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023