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Clinicians Advisory Committee

Chair Ann M. Schneidman, MS, CNS, RN Phoenix, AZ
Vice Chair Raouf S. Amin, MD Cincinnati, OH
Vice Chair Jaspal Singh, MD, MHS, MHA Charlotte, NC
Committee Member Kathleen Abode, BSN, RN, MPH Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member Richard G. Barbers, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Michael J. Cawley, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM Royersford, PA
Committee Member Bradley E. Chipps, MD Roseville, CA
Committee Member Micah R. Fisher, MD Atlanta, GA
Committee Member - ATS President David Gozal, MD, MBA Chicago, IL
Committee Member LeRoy M. Graham, MD Norcross, GA
Committee Member - CCR Representative Robin L. Gross, MD Washington, DC
Committee Member Michelle S. Harkins, MD Albuquerque, NM
Committee Member Ellen Hillegass, PT, PhD Atlanta, GA
Committee Member Anne E. Holland, PhD Melbourne, Australia
Committee Member Erika D. Lease, MD Seattle, WA
Committee Member William M. LeTourneau, MA, RRT Rochester, MN
Committee Member Robert W. McCoy, RRT Apple Valley, MN
Committee Member - ATS President-elect Marc Moss, MD Aurora, CO
Committee Member - PAR Representative Cary Sennett, MD, PhD Landover, MD
Committee Member Shubha V. Srinivas, MD, MPH Washington, DC
Committee Member Momen M. Wahidi, MBA, MD Durham, NC
Committee Member Lonny B. Yarmus, DO Baltimore, MD
Staff Barbara Horner New York, NY

The Clinicians Advisory Committee recommends strategies for promoting the active involvement and leadership of clinicians in Society affairs and increasing the effectiveness of ATS programs designed to enhance clinical practice. It develops strategies to enhance the value of ATS membership to practicing clinicians, which includes the diverse disciplines represented in the ATS membership. It initiates activities that enhance clinicians’ opportunities to be involved in the ATS, and Identifies opportunities and strategies to address clinician workforce shortages. In collaboration with the Education Committee, the Committee recommends strategies for the ATS to enhance the practicing clinicians’ ability to participate in life-long learning, post-graduate training, and continuing medical education in a manner that promotes ongoing performance improvement and excellence in practice. It also works with Health Policy Committee to keep abreast with the implementation of the new health laws and advise the EC and Board about needed ATS changes in policy.

Benchmarks, 2016-2017
• Advocate for market research to identify the educational needs, professional interests and practice management of clinicians in non-academic and academic settings.
• Collaborate with Society Committees and Assemblies in identifying and developing skills-based courses and ongoing education for clinicians.
• Increase the representation and involvement of clinicians in private practice and inter-professionals, including junior members, on the Clinicians Advisory Committee. Inter-professionals include clinical research coordinators, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, or allied healthcare professional that works in the fields of pulmonary, critical care or sleep.
• Continue to support efforts towards the development resources for and opportunities to engage inter-professionals in the Society, including options for continuing education and encouraging International Conference attendance;
• Continue to grow the Clinician Center as a venue for networking, recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of ATS members, presenting informal educational sessions, and disseminating Society materials and resources.
• Foster efforts to eliminate gender, racial, ethnic, or economic health disparities worldwide, and working with the Council of Chapter Representatives and Health Equality Subcommittee, identify and select recipients of the Innovations in Health Equality Award.