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Clinicians Advisory Committee

Chair Jaspal Singh, MD, MHS, MHA Charlotte, NC
Vice Chair William M. LeTourneau, MA, RRT Rochester, MN
Committee Member Jason Akulian, MD, MPH Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member Richard G. Barbers, MD, ATSF Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Hitesh Batra, MD, MBA Birmingham, AL
Committee Member Asha V. Devereaux, MD, MPH Coronado, CA
Committee Member Micah R. Fisher, MD Atlanta, GA
Committee Member - CCR Representative Christine S. Fukui, MD, ATSF Honolulu, HI
Committee Member - PAR Representative Mary Harbaugh, PhD Shoreview, MN
Committee Member Ellen Hillegass, PT, PhD Atlanta, GA
Committee Member Douglas K. Hogarth, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member David L. Hotchkin, MD, MSc Portland, OR
Committee Member Susanna A. McColley, MD Chicago, IL
Committee Member Roy A. Pleasants, PharmD CHAPEL HILL, NC
Committee Member Michal Senitko New Haven, CT
Committee Member Cindy Sing, ANP-BC Charlotte, NC
Committee Member Shubha V. Srinivas, MD, MPH Annandale, VA
Committee Member Bernie Sunwoo, MBBS San Diego, CA
Staff Barbara Horner New York, NY

The Clinicians Advisory Committee serves primarily to enhance the value of the ATS to practicing clinicians, including the diverse disciplines represented in the ATS membership. By supervising the educational and networking experience at the Clinicians Center within the ATS International Conference, the Clinicians Advisory Committee creates a venue that caters to ATS clinicians and promotes ATS clinical practice resources. The Clinicians Advisory Committee works with other ATS committees to foster clinical guidelines implementation, enhance practice standards, and foster knowledge of changes that may affect the practice of clinical medicine. As such, the Clinicians Advisory Committee aims to be a resource that enables ATS clinicians to have tools and abilities to promote ongoing performance improvement and excellence in clinical practice.

Benchmarks, 2019-2020
• Develop the Clinician Center and Learning Labs at the ATS IC as a venue for Clinician-Targeted education, networking, recognition of contributions of ATS members, and dissemination of ATS materials and resources.
• Work with ATS committees, assemblies and leadership to facilitate ATS programmatic development for its clinical members.
• Prepare proposal for ATS Policy Statement and Workshop related to Telemedicine for Care of Patients with Pulmonary Disorders
• Advocate for increased involvement of clinical inter-professional members of the ATS locally, regionally and nationally. Inter-professional members include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals and administrative partners.
• Facilitate requests from other clinical committees for Clinicians Advisory Committee input and involvement, focusing on Clinicians Advisory Committee’s role on clinical implementation of ATS guidelines and recommendations.