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.

Scott E. Regenbogen - Chair, Current Term: 2021-2024
David A. Etzioni - Advisor, Current Term: 2021-2024
Marcia M. Russell - Vice Chair, Current Term: 2021-2024
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: 2021-2024
Jeffrey L. Butcher - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
David W. Dietz - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
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: 2021-2024
Cindy J. Kin - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Elise H. Lawson - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Yara Lima De Mendonca - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
David Liska - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Joseph H. Marcotte - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Haane Massarotti - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Peter A. Najjar - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Jitesh A. Patel - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Walter R. Peters - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Carrie Y. Peterson - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
P. Terry Phang - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Matthew M. Philp - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Marcia M. Russell - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Andrew A. Shelton - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Matthew D. Skancke - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Melissa L. Times - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Kelly M. Tyler - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Maria Sophia S. Villanueva - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Eric G. Weiss - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
David J. Willis - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024