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.

Fundamentals of Rectal Cancer Surgery Committee

The Fundamentals of Rectal Cancer Surgery Committee's charge is to improve national outcomes for total mesorectal excision (TME) surgery by developing an educational module which teaches surgeons and residents the principles of multidisciplinary perioperative rectal cancer surgery to a standard acceptable to ASCRS. The committee is working to standardize an education module.

Scott A. Strong - Chair
Ellen H. Bailey - Member
Glen C. Balch - Member
Brian K. Bednarski - Member
Bradley J. Champagne - Member
George J. Chang - Member
Michelle L. Cowan - Member
Sandra L. de Montbrun - Member
Teresa C. DeBeche-Adams - Member
Rahila R. Essani - Member
Linda M. Farkas - Member
Alessandro Fichera - Member
Richard A. Fortunato - Member
I. E. Gorgun - Member
Dana M. Hayden - Member
Daniel O. Herzig - Member
Rebecca E. Hoedema - Member
Atif Iqbal - Member
David W. Larson - Member
Jonathan A. Laryea - Member
Jeremy M. Lipman - Member
David Liska - Member
David S. Medich - Member
Harvey G. Moore - Member
Jamie Murphy - Member
Matthew G. Mutch - Member
Samuel C. Oommen - Member
William B. Perry - Member
P T. Phang - Member
Lakhbir Sandhu - Member
Shruti Sevak - Member
David B. Stewart - Member
Emily Kuhn - Staff