Education Committee

Chair Tisha S. Wang, MD, ATSF Los Angeles, CA
Vice Chair Basak Coruh, ATSF, FCCP Seattle, WA
Vice Chair Margaret M. Hayes, MD, ATSF Boston, MA
Committee Member Ashley G. Henderson, MD Chapel Hill, NC
Committee Member Carmen Leon Astudillo Gainesville, FL
Committee Member Caroline Okorie, MD, MPH Palo Alto, CA
Committee Member David Furfaro, MD Boston, MA
Committee Member Diana Kelm, MD, ATSF Rochester, MN
Committee Member - PAR Representative Donna J. Appell, RN Oyster Bay, NY
Committee Member Edward Kilb CHARLESTON, SC
Committee Member Erin R. Camac, DO Lexington, KY
Committee Member Fei Jamie Dy, MD, MS Worcester, MA
Committee Member Garth W. Garrison, MD Burlington, VT
Committee Member Gerene S. Bauldoff, RN, PhD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Iris A. Perez, MD, ATSF Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member - CCR Representative Jag Sunderram, MD, ATSF New Brunswick, NJ
Committee Member James D. Londino, PhD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Jane E. Gross, MD, PhD Denver, CO
Committee Member Javier Diaz-Mendoza Detroit, MI
Committee Member Josalyn L. Cho, MD Iowa City, IA
Committee Member Katherine Dudley, MD, MPH Cambridge, MA
Committee Member Kathryn Melamed, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Krishna M. Sundar, MD Salt Lake City, UT
Committee Member Laren Tan, MD, MBA Loma Linda, CA
Committee Member Maria Elena Vega Sanchez, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member Marilyn N. Bulloch, PharmD, FCCM Kimberly, AL
Committee Member Megan A. Koster, MD, PharmD Cambridge, MA
Committee Member Melissa Lipford, MD ROCHESTER, MN
Committee Member Michael Mccown, DO Takoma Park, MD
Committee Member Michelle R. Zeidler, MD Los Angeles, CA
Committee Member Rania Esteitie, MD Midland, MI
Committee Member Shirin Shafazand, MD, MS, ATSF Miami, FL
Committee Member Shozab Ahmed, MBBS, FCCP Albuquerque, NM
Committee Member Tristan J. Huie, MD Denver, CO
Staff Carrie Smith
Staff Suzette Machado New York, NY

The Education Committee provides ongoing assessment of ATS educational programs to determine their effectiveness and reviews and approves proposals for postgraduate courses at the International Conference. The committee coordinates the ATS Core Curriculum and the accompanying MOC portfolio. In addition, it develops additional conference MOC opportunities for ATS members. The committee provides an educational consulting service to assist ATS members in the development of educational opportunities both at and outside the International Conference. The Education Committee partners with other educational groups to develop new learning formats for the ATS and coordinates with patient and family partners to develop timely “rapid response” documents after events such as natural disasters on an as-needed basis. Finally, it works to study the outcomes of the many educational offerings of the ATS.

Benchmarks, 2022-2023:
• Evaluate the 2022 Core Curriculum/Maintenance of Certification module program, report on key metrics and outcomes, and provide recommendations regarding enhancements of the initiative.
• Evaluate and adjust MOC portfolio to incorporate additional conference MOC offerings for ATS members with plan to expand to select PG courses.
• Develop the 2023 Core ATS Curriculum for Adult Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, and Pediatrics in conjunction with the Core Curriculum Working Groups, which will be submitted to the appropriate specialty Boards.
• Evaluate current hands-on learning experiences and create novel hybrid hands-on opportunities both at the ATS IC and regionally in conjunction with the state-based thoracic societies.
• Review, evaluate, select, and provide feedback on the 2023 Postgraduate Courses.
• Expand the Educational Consulting services to include online resources, webinars, and a more robust social media presence that incorporates novel learning formats and the latest educational technologies at both the International Conference and regional meetings.
• Audit the Fellows Track Symposium at the International Conference 2022 with formal standardized evaluation forms and propose recommendations for changes in 2023.
• Partner with the leaders of MITT, Training Committee, and Planning and Evaluation to collaborate on early career educational offerings including the RBC, FTS, fellow-to-faculty bootcamp with an emphasis on identifying common metrics and meaningful outcomes to improve these courses.
• Collaborate with the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee to maintain compliance with ACCME re-accreditation and maintenance of certification
• Support the development of ATS Scholar with regular submissions by the Education Committee including but not limited to the Core Curriculum and the Educational Consulting working groups.
• Develop, review, and update board review resources to launch on the new ATS e-learning platform.
• Nominate a diverse slate of candidates for ATS Respiratory Health Awards.