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.

Residents Committee

The Residents Committee assists in the development of educational programs for residents and informs general surgery residents of the benefits of specializing in colorectal surgery.

Jeremy M. Lipman - Chair, Current Term: 2019-2023
Emily Steinhagen - Vice Chair, Current Term: 2019-2022
Jan Rakinic - Council Rep, Current Term: 2021-2022
Jonathan S. Abelson - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Poppy C. Addison - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Waed Alswealmeen - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Anuj Arora - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Timothy C. Counihan - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Kellie E. Cunningham - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Jeffrey Douaiher - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Arielle C. Dubose - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Molly M. Ford - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
John V. Gahagan - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Amy L. Halverson - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Kristina H. Johnson - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Brian R. Kann - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Sandra L. Kavalukas - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Gifty Kwakye - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Michael E. Kwiatt - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Alicia J. Logue - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Shannon L. McChesney - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Emily J. Miraflor - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Michael I. Orloff - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
John S. Park - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
Laila Rashidi - Member, Current Term: 2021-2024
David Row - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Ralph Silverman - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Michael J. Snyder - Member, Current Term: 2020-2023
Michael S. Tam - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Joseph A. Trunzo - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Andrea S. Zimmern - Member, Current Term: 2019-2022
Krista Baran - Staff, Current Term: 2018-2040