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.

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, Current Term: 2018-2022
Ellen H. Bailey - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Brian K. Bednarski - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
George J. Chang - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Sandra L. de Montbrun - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Teresa C. DeBeche-Adams - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Rahila R. Essani - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Linda M. Farkas - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Richard A. Fortunato - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
I. E. Gorgun - Member, Current Term: 2019-2021
Dana M. Hayden - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Daniel O. Herzig - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Atif Iqbal - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
David W. Larson - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
David S. Medich - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Matthew G. Mutch - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
William B. Perry - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
P. Terry Phang - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Lakhbir Sandhu - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Shruti Sevak - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
David B. Stewart - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Emily Kuhn - Staff, Current Term: 2019-2020