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Officers and Committees

Officers & Committees


Officers

Assembly Chair Rachel Thomson, MBBS, PhD, FRACP PADDINGTON , Australia
Immediate Past Assembly Chair Kristina A. Crothers, MD Seattle , WA
Program Chair Payam Nahid, MD, MPH San Francisco , CA
Program Chair-Elect Chadi A. Hage, MD, ATSF Indianapolis , IN
Planning Chair Jussi J. Saukkonen, MD West Roxbury , MA
Web Director Colin Swenson, MD Atlanta , GA
Working Group Chair
Early Career Professionals Working Group Chair
Keira A. Cohen, MD Baltimore , MD
Working Group Chair
Pneumonia Working Group
Scott E. Evans, MD, ATSF Houston , TX
Working Group Co-Chair
Pneumonia Working Group
Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden , CT
Working Group Co-Chair
CDC Liaison
Lauri Hicks
Working Group Co-Chair
Science and Innovation Center (SIC)
Jennifer R. Honda Denver , CO
Working Group Co-Chair
CDC Liaison
Philip A. Lobue, MD Atlanta , GA
Working Group Co-Chair
Early Career Professionals Working Group
Kelly Pennington, MD Rochester , MN
Representative
Science & Innovation Center (SIC)
Alexa Pragman, MD, PhD MINNEAPOLIS , MN
Representatives
PI-TB PhD Representative
Samithamby Jeyaseelan, PhD, DVM Baton Rouge , LA
Representatives
PI-TB PhD Representative
Samantha M Yeligar, MS, PhD Decatur , GA

Planning Committee

Chair Jussi J. Saukkonen, MD West Roxbury , MA
Apprentice Krishna P. Reddy, MD, MS Boston , MA
Committee Member E. Jane Carter, MD Barrington , RI
Committee Member James D Chalmers, MD, PhD Dundee , United Kingdom
Committee Member Kristina A. Crothers, MD Seattle , WA
Committee Member Nathan C. Dean, MD Murray , UT
Committee Member Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden , CT
Committee Member Maha Reda Farhat, CM, MD, MSc NEWTON , MA
Committee Member Ashley Jane Losier, MD New Haven , CT
Committee Member Joseph P. Mizgerd, ScD, ATSF Boston , MA
Committee Member Alison Morris, MD, MS Pittsburgh , PA
Committee Member Max R. O'Donnell, MD, MPH Brooklyn , NY
Committee Member Stephan Schwander, MD, PhD Piscataway , NJ
Committee Member Richard F. Silver, MD Shaker Heights , OH
Committee Member Rachel Thomson, MBBS, PhD, FRACP PADDINGTON , Australia
Committee Member Christina Yoon, MD, MPH, MSCR San Francisco , CA

Program Committee

Chair Payam Nahid, MD, MPH San Francisco , CA
Chair-Elect Chadi A. Hage, MD, ATSF Indianapolis , IN
Apprentice
Apprenticeship Program
Jerry Simbarashe Zifodya, MD, MPH New Orleans , LA
Committee Member Timothy R. Aksamit, MD Rochester , MN
Committee Member Engi Attia, MD, MPH Seattle , WA
Committee Member Shanjana Awasthi, PhD Oklahoma City , OK
Committee Member Ashwin Basavaraj, MD, FCCP, ATSF New York , NY
Committee Member Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden , CT
Committee Member Robert Pickett Dickson, MD Ann Arbor , MI
Committee Member Oleg Epelbaum, MD, ATSF Valhalla , NY
Committee Member Patricio Escalante, MD, MSc Rochester , MN
Committee Member Maha Reda Farhat, CM, MD, MSc NEWTON , MA
Committee Member Charles Feldman, MD, PhD, DSc, ATSF Johannesburg , South Africa
Committee Member Katherine B. Hisert, MD, PhD Denver , CO
Committee Member Michael Holt, MBBS, BSc Brisbane , Australia
Committee Member Jennifer R. Honda Denver , CO
Committee Member David J. Horne, MD, MPH Seattle , WA
Committee Member Barbara Ellen Jones, MD, MSc Salt Lake City , UT
Committee Member Elham Karamooz, MD Portland , OR
Committee Member Marc C. I. Lipman, MD London , United Kingdom
Committee Member Philip A. Lobue, MD Atlanta , GA
Committee Member Pamela J. Mcshane, MD Tyler , TX
Committee Member Mehdi Mirsaeidi, MD Miami , FL
Committee Member Joseph P. Mizgerd, ScD, ATSF Boston , MA
Committee Member Max R. O'Donnell, MD, MPH Brooklyn , NY
Committee Member Kenneth N. Olivier, MD, MPH, ATSF Bethesda , MD
Committee Member Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD Memphis , TN
Committee Member Jussi J. Saukkonen, MD West Roxbury , MA
Committee Member Bashar Samih Staitieh, MD Decatur , GA
Committee Member Antonio Torres, MD, ATSF Barcelona 08011 , Spain
Committee Member Katrina Traber, MD, PhD Boston , MA

Nominating Committee

Nominating Chair Kristina A. Crothers, MD Seattle , WA
Committee Member Timothy R. Aksamit, MD Rochester , MN
Committee Member Scott E. Evans, MD, ATSF Houston , TX

Assembly Members on Other ATS Committees

ATS Committee Chairs

Chair
Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee
Kathleen M. Akgun, MD, MS, ATSF Madison , CT
Chair
Members In Transition and Training Committee
Sushma K. Cribbs, MD, MSCR, ATSF Decatur , GA
Chair
International Health Committee
David M. Lewinsohn, MD, PhD Portland , OR
Vice Chair
Quality Improvement and Implementation Committee
Mark L. Metersky, MD Avon , CT

Awards Committee

Committee Member
CCR Representative
Ruxana T. Sadikot, MD, MRCP(UK), ATSF Decatur , GA
Committee Member Heather J. Zar, MD, PhD, ATSF Cape Town , South Africa

Board of Directors

Secretary-Treasurer M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF Chapel Hill , NC
Committee Member
Immediate Past President
James M. Beck, MD, ATSF Aurora , CO
Committee Member
CCR, Immediate Past Chair
Don Hayes, MD, MS, MEd, ATSF Cincinnati , OH
Committee Member
CCR Chair-elect
Ruxana T. Sadikot, MD, MRCP(UK), ATSF Decatur , GA
Committee Member Lynn T. Tanoue, MD New Haven , CT
Committee Member Rachel Thomson, MBBS, PhD, FRACP PADDINGTON , Australia

Clinicians Advisory Committee

Committee Member Douglas Kyle Hogarth, MD Chicago , IL

Council of Chapter Representatives

Chair-Elect Ruxana T. Sadikot, MD, MRCP(UK), ATSF Decatur , GA
Immediate Past Chair Don Hayes, MD, MS, MEd, ATSF Cincinnati , OH
Representative John B. Cox, MD Charleston , SC
Representative Kevin D. Reed, MD Baton Rouge , LA

Documents Development and Implementation Committee

Committee Member Eva Maria Carmona Porquera, MD, PhD Rochester , MN
Committee Member Kevin P. Fennelly, MD, MPH, ATSF Bethesda , MD

Drug/Device Discovery and Development Committee

Committee Member Heidi M. Mansour, PhD, RPh Tucson , AZ

Education Committee

Committee Member Josalyn L. Cho, MD North Liberty , IA
Committee Member Jane C. Deng, MS, MD Ann Arbor , MI
Committee Member Jane E. Gross, MD, PhD Denver , CO
Committee Member Hrishikesh S Kulkarni, MD, MSc, ATSF Saint Louis , MO

Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee

Chair Kathleen M. Akgun, MD, MS, ATSF Madison , CT
Committee Member James K. O'Brien, MD Denver , CO

Finance Committee

Committee Member James M. Beck, MD, ATSF Aurora , CO
Committee Member M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF Chapel Hill , NC

Funds For the Future

Committee Member John H. Hansen-Flaschen, MD, ATSF Wynnewood , PA
Committee Member Don Hayes, MD, MS, MEd, ATSF Cincinnati , OH

Health Policy Committee

Committee Member Kunal Patel, MD, PhD Chapel Hill , NC

International Conference Committee

Committee Member
PI-TB Program Chair-Elect
Chadi A. Hage, MD, ATSF Indianapolis , IN
Committee Member
PI-TB Program Chair
Payam Nahid, MD, MPH San Francisco , CA

International Health Committee

Chair David M. Lewinsohn, MD, PhD Portland , OR
Committee Member Erlina Burhan, MD Jakarta Timur , Indonesia
Committee Member Philip C. Hopewell, MD San Francisco , CA
Committee Member Stephan Schwander, MD, PhD Piscataway , NJ
Committee Member Priya B. Shete, MD, MPH San Francisco , CA
Committee Member Richard N. Van Zyl Smit, MBChB, PhD, ATSF Cape Town , South Africa
Committee Member Timothy Eoin West, MPH, MD Seattle , WA

MECOR Steering Committee

Committee Member
Country Director
On-Site Faculty
Erlina Burhan, MD Jakarta Timur , Indonesia
Committee Member
Mentor
On-Site Faculty
Adithya Cattamanchi, MD San Francisco , CA
Committee Member
On-Site Faculty
Philip C. Hopewell, MD San Francisco , CA

Members In Transition and Training Committee

Chair Sushma K. Cribbs, MD, MSCR, ATSF Decatur , GA

Membership Committee

Committee Member Wonder P. Drake, MD Nashville , TN
Committee Member Lee J. Quinton, PhD Boston , MA
Committee Member Timothy Eoin West, MPH, MD Seattle , WA

Nominating Committee

Committee Member Meilan K. Han, MD, MS Ann Arbor , MI

PI-TB Vaccines and Immunization Working Group

Chair Justin R. Ortiz, MD, MS Baltimore , MD
CO-Chair Tina V. Hartert, MD, MPH, ATSF Nashville , TN

Planning and Evaluation Committee

Committee Member
CCR Representative
John B. Cox, MD Charleston , SC

Program Review Subcommittee

Committee Member Laurence Huang, MD, ATSF, FCCP San Francisco , CA
Committee Member Henry Koziel, MD Boston , MA

Publications Policy Committee

Committee Member Tina V. Hartert, MD, MPH, ATSF Nashville , TN

Quality Improvement and Implementation Committee

Vice Chair Mark L. Metersky, MD Avon , CT
Committee Member Lara Bashoura, MD Houston , TX
Committee Member Curtis H. Weiss, MD, MS Chicago , IL

Research Advocacy Committee

Committee Member Kristina A. Crothers, MD Seattle , WA
Committee Member Navneet Kaur Dhillon, PhD Kansas City , KS
Committee Member Amali E. Samarasinghe, PhD Memphis , TN

Scientific Advisory Committee

Committee Member Laura E. Crotty Alexander, MD, ATSF San Diego , CA
Committee Member Charles Dela Cruz, MD, PhD, ATSF Hamden , CT
Committee Member Robert Pickett Dickson, MD Ann Arbor , MI
Committee Member Janet Lee, MD, ATSF Pittsburgh , PA
Committee Member Peter H. S. Sporn, MD, ATSF Chicago , IL

Task Force on Designing Future ATS Conferences

Committee Member James M. Beck, MD, ATSF Aurora , CO
Committee Member Yasuhiko Nishioka, MD, PhD Tokushima , Japan

Tobacco Action Committee

Committee Member Farzad Moazed, MD MORAGA , CA
Committee Member Krishna P. Reddy, MD, MS Boston , MA

Training Committee

Committee Member Asha M. Anandaiah, MD Cambridge , MA

Web Editorial Committee

Committee Member
Section on Genetics & Genomics
Emma Kaitlynn Allen, PhD Memphis , TN
Committee Member
Fellow
Shreya Madisetty Kanth, MD Arlington , VA
Committee Member
CP Assembly
Stephanie Maximous, MD Pittsburgh , PA
Committee Member
PI-TB Assembly
Colin Swenson, MD Atlanta , GA