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.

Operative Competency Evaluation Committee

The Operations Competency Evaluation Committee develops and refines evaluation tools which will allow colon and rectal surgeons who train residents to determine whether the resident performing a particular operation has the requisite skills, anatomic knowledge, procedural knowledge, and medical knowledge to safely treat patients with diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus.

Karim S. Alavi - Chair, Current Term: 2021-2024
Sandra L. de Montbrun - Advisor, Current Term: 2020-2023
Shane McNevin - Vice Chair, Current Term: 2021-2022
Elizabeth C. Wick - Council Rep, Current Term: 2020-2023
Ellen H. Bailey - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Joshua I. Bleier - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Christina Cellini - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Marianne V. Cusick - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Bidhan B. Das - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Michael B. Huck - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Syed G. Husain - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Bruce A. Kerner - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Karamjit Koko S. Khanduja - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Surya P. Nalamati - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Terry P. Nickerson - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Erica N. Pettke - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Seth A. Rosen - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
William Sangster - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Andrew A. Shelton - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Madhulika G. Varma - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Avery S. Walker - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Helen Pollard - Staff, Current Term: 2020-2040