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.

Quality Assessment and Safety Committee

The Quality Assessment and Safety Committee monitors activities of the National Quality Forum (NQF), the Surgical Quality Alliance (SQA), and the AMA Consortium. The committee is dedicated to optimizing care for patients with colorectal disease by setting goals and standards for the treatment of diseases affecting the colon, rectum, and anus.

David A. Etzioni - Chair, Current Term: 2018-2021
Scott E. Regenbogen - Vice Chair, Current Term: 2012-2021
Larissa K. Temple - Advisor, Current Term: 2019-2021
Charles M. Friel - Council Rep, Current Term: 2020-2023
Mohammed Al Fayyadh - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Avo L. Artinyan - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Jennifer M. Ayscue - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Jeffrey L. Butcher - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
David W. Dietz - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Rahila R. Essani - Member, Current Term: 2015-2021
Sean C. Glasgow - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Amanda V. Hayman - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Traci L. Hedrick - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Walid M. Hesham - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Robert H. Hollis - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Atif Iqbal - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Faek R. Jamali - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Christine C. Jensen - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Cindy J. Kin - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Elise H. Lawson - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
David Liska - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Joseph H. Marcotte - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Deborah A. Nagle - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Nina J. Paonessa - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Jitesh A. Patel - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Carrie Y. Peterson - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
P. Terry Phang - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Gabriela C. Poles - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021
Marcia M. Russell - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Andrew A. Shelton - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Eric G. Weiss - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Kwok-Fai B. Yeung - Member, Current Term: 2018-2021