Officers and Committees

Officers & Committees


Officers

Chair-Appointee Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH Philadelphia , PA
Chair-Appointee R. John Kimoff, MD Montreal , Canada
Chair-Appointee Sanjay R. Patel, MD, MS, ATSF Wexford , PA
Assembly Chair Robert L. Owens, MD, ATSF La Jolla , CA
Immediate Past Assembly Chair Reena Mehra, MD, MSCR, ATSF Cleveland , OH
Program Chair Bharati Prasad, MD, ATSF Chicago , IL
Program Chair-Elect Martha E. Billings, MD, MSc Seattle , WA
Planning Chair Sachin R. Pendharkar, MD, MSc, ATSF Calgary , Canada
Nominating Chair Reena Mehra, MD, MSCR, ATSF Cleveland , OH
Co-Web Director Nancy H Stewart, DO Kansas City , KS
Co-Web Director Refika Ersu, MD Ottawa , Canada
Working Group Chair
Advocacy Working Group
Sanjay R. Patel, MD, MS, ATSF Wexford , PA
Working Group Co-Chair
Early Career Professional
Aesha M Jobanputra, MD Piscataway , NJ
Working Group Co-Chair
Early Career Professional
Priya Vassant Borker, MD Pittsburgh , PA
Committee Chair
Sleep Fellowship PDs Committee
Michelle R. Zeidler, MD Santa Monica , CA
Committee Chair
ASPIRE Program
Richard J. Schwab, MD Philadelphia , PA
Representative
PhD and Basic & Translational Scientist Working Group
Brian E Cade, PhD Brighton , MA
Representative
PEDS/SRN Sleep
Raanan Arens, MD Bronx , NY

Planning Committee

Chair Sachin R. Pendharkar, MD, MSc, ATSF Calgary , Canada
Committee Member Anuja Bandyopadhyay, MD Indianapolis , IN
Committee Member Arezu Najafi Tehran , Iran (Islamic Republic Of)
Committee Member Camilla M Hoyos, BSc(Hons), MPH, PhD Forestville , Australia
Committee Member Ching Li Chai-Coetzer, MBBS, FRACP, PhD Adelaide , Australia
Committee Member Chitra Lal, MD, ATSF MT Plesant , SC
Committee Member Henry K. Yaggi, MPH New Haven , CT
Committee Member Megan M Lowery, MD Alachua , FL
Committee Member Neomi A. Shah, MD, MPH, MSci New York , NY
Committee Member Pedro Genta, MD, ATSF Sao Paulo , Brazil
Committee Member Robert L. Owens, MD, ATSF La Jolla , CA
Committee Member Thomas M Tolbert, MD Astoria , NY
Committee Member Zarmina Ehsan, MD Kansas City , MO
Apprentice Kevin John Eng, MD Los Angeles , CA

Program Committee

Chair Bharati Prasad, MD, ATSF Chicago , IL
Chair-Elect Martha E. Billings, MD, MSc Seattle , WA
Committee Member Ali Azarbarzin, PhD Boston , MA
Committee Member Andrey Zinchuk, MD, MHS, BS Guilford , CT
Committee Member Anita V Shelgikar, MD Ann Arbor , MI
Committee Member Ankit Parekh, PhD New York , NY
Committee Member Anna Michelle May, MD, MS Chagrin Falls , OH
Committee Member Bastien Lechat, PhD Adelaide , Australia
Committee Member Brendon J Yee, MBChB, PhD Sydney , Australia
Committee Member Brian K. Gehlbach, MD Iowa City , IA
Committee Member Candela Asensio Caballero Eraso, MD, PhD Sevilla , Spain
Committee Member Christopher Nikolaus Schmickl, MD, PhD SAN DIEGO , CA
Committee Member Diane C. Lim, MD Miami , FL
Committee Member Diego Robles Mazzotti, PhD Kansas City , KS
Committee Member Henry K. Yaggi, MPH New Haven , CT
Committee Member Ikuyo Imayama Chicago , IL
Committee Member Iris Ambrosio Perez, MD, ATSF Los Angeles , CA
Committee Member Jason H. Mateika, PhD Detroit , MI
Committee Member Jonathan C. Jun, MD Baltimore , MD
Committee Member Lucas M Donovan, MD, MS ISSAQUAH , WA
Committee Member Michelle Cao, DO STANFORD , CA
Committee Member Ninotchka L. Sigua, MD, ATSF Carmel , IN
Committee Member Omonigho Michael Bubu, MD, MPH, PhD Staten Island , NY
Committee Member Oren Cohen, MD NEW ROCHELLE , NY
Committee Member Renaud Tamisier, MD, PhD, MBA Grenoble , France
Committee Member Rene Cortese, PhD Columbia , MO
Committee Member Saif A. Mashaqi, MD Oro Valley , AZ
Committee Member Tetyana Kendzerska, MD, PhD Ottawa , Canada
Committee Member Tianyi Huang, ScD, MSc Needham , MA
Committee Member Yuksel Peker, MD, PhD, ATSF Istanbul , Turkey
Apprentice Ana Sanchez Azofra, MD La Jolla , CA

Web Committee

Web Director Nancy H Stewart, DO Kansas City , KS
Co-Web Director Refika Ersu, MD Ottawa , Canada
Committee Chair
Education Sub Committee
Ashesha Mechineni, MD Lombard , IL
Committee Chair
Social Media (Twitter)
Brandon Nokes, MD Carlsbad , CA
Committee Chair
Journal Club
Helena Schotland, MD, ATSF, FAASM New York , NY
Committee Chair
Funding
Madalina Macrea, MD Roanoke , VA
Committee Chair
Education Sub Committee
Melissa A Maloney, MD, FAAP Salt Lake City , UT
Committee Co-Chair
Journal Club
Iris Ambrosio Perez, MD, ATSF Los Angeles , CA
Committee Co-Chair
Education Sub Committee
Sonal Malhotra, MD, MPH HOUSTON , TX
Committee Member
Journal Club
Funding
Alex Gileles-Hillel, MD Jerusalem , Israel
Committee Member Anna Michelle May, MD, MS Chagrin Falls , OH
Committee Member
Education Sub Committee
Aylin Ozsancak Altunizade/ Istanbul , Turkey
Committee Member
Journal Club
Brandon Nokes, MD Carlsbad , CA
Committee Member
Journal Club
Chana Ivy Chantawansri Chin, MD Santa Ana , CA
Committee Member
Journal Club
Erin Eschbach, MD New York , NY
Committee Member
Social Media (Twitter)
Gita Gupta, MS Ann Arbor , MI
Committee Member
Journal Club
Malvika Sagar, MD belton , TX
Committee Member
Education Sub Committee
Social Media (twitter)
Marie-Anne Melone Rouen , France
Committee Member
Education Sub-Committee
Marlene Typaldos, MD The Woodlands , TX
Committee Member
Education Sub Committee
Mary Anne Arcilla Tablizo, MD Fresno , CA
Committee Member
Education Sub-Committee
Maximiliano A. Tamae Kakazu, MD Grand Rapids , MI
Committee Member
Education Sub Committee
Mohammed Sami Saleh Alzoubaidi, MD, MPH, FACP, ATSF Lake Forest , IL
Committee Member Moshe Yaakov Prero, MD Cleveland , OH
Committee Member
Outgoing Web Director
Journal Club
Ninotchka L. Sigua, MD, ATSF Carmel , IN
Committee Member
Journal Club
Rakesh Bhattacharjee, MD San Diego , CA
Committee Member
Education Sub Committee
Shazia M. Jamil, MD, FCCP, FAASM, ATSF La Jolla , CA
Committee Member
Social Media
Solmaz Ehteshami-Afshar, MD, MSc Stanford , CA
Committee Member
Apprentice
Vesna Buntak, MD Bridgeport , CT

 

Assembly Members on Other ATS Committees

ATS Committee Chairs

Chair
Learning Council
Tisha S. Wang, MD, ATSF Los Angeles , CA
CO-Chair
Joint ATS/CHEST Clinical Practice Committee
Omar Hussain, DO, MS Downers Grove , IL
Vice Chair
Research Advocacy Committee
Indu A. Ayappa, PhD New York , NY

Awards Committee

Committee Member J. Daryl Thornton, MD, MPH, ATSF Cleveland , OH
Committee Member Neomi A. Shah, MD, MPH, MSci New York , NY

Board of Directors

Committee Member
Chair, Assembly on SRN
Robert L. Owens, MD, ATSF La Jolla , CA
Committee Member
Chair, Education Committee
Tisha S. Wang, MD, ATSF Los Angeles , CA

Council of Chapter Representatives

Representative
Colorado Thoracic Society Chapter
Carolyn H. Welsh, MD, ATSF Denver , CO
Representative
Oklahoma Thoracic Society Chapter
Cory Damon Cross, MD Oklahoma City , OK
Representative
New Jersey Thoracic Society Chapter
Jag Sunderram, MD, ATSF New Brunswick , NJ

Digital Content Committee

Committee Member Anna Michelle May, MD, MS Chagrin Falls , OH

Digital Content Committee Liaison

Committee Member
Training Committee
Kathleen Doo, MD, MEd, ATSF Oakland , CA
Committee Member
SRN Web Director
Nancy H Stewart, DO Kansas City , KS
Committee Member
SRN Co-Web Director
Refika Ersu, MD Ottawa , Canada

Documents Development and Implementation Committee

Committee Member Jeremy Elliot Orr, MD San Diego , CA
Committee Member Madalina Macrea, MD Roanoke , VA

Drug/Device Discovery and Development Committee

Committee Member Kingman P. Strohl, MD Shaker Heights , OH
Committee Member Xavier Soler, MD, PhD Rancho Santa Fe , CA

Education Committee

Chair
Learning Council Steering Committee
Tisha S. Wang, MD, ATSF Los Angeles , CA
Committee Member
Chair, Pediatric Core Working Group
Caroline Okorie, MD, MPH Palo Alto , CA
Committee Member
Vice Chair, Educational Outcomes Working Group
Caroline Okorie, MD, MPH Palo Alto , CA
Committee Member
Pediatric Core Working Group
Iris Ambrosio Perez, MD, ATSF Los Angeles , CA
Committee Member
Conference MOC Working Group
Iris Ambrosio Perez, MD, ATSF Los Angeles , CA
Committee Member
Sleep Core Working Group
Jag Sunderram, MD, ATSF New Brunswick , NJ
Committee Member
Conference MOC Working Group
Jag Sunderram, MD, ATSF New Brunswick , NJ
Committee Member
Researcher Education Working Group
Jag Sunderram, MD, ATSF New Brunswick , NJ
Committee Member
Conference MOC Working Group
Katherine Dudley, MD, MPH Chestnut Hill , MA
Committee Member
Chair, Sleep Core Working Group
Katherine Dudley, MD, MPH Chestnut Hill , MA
Committee Member
Pulmonary Core Working Group
Krishna M. Sundar, MD Salt Lake City , UT
Committee Member
Sleep Core Working Group
Krishna M. Sundar, MD Salt Lake City , UT
Committee Member
Practical Skills Working Group
Maria Elena Vega Sanchez, MD Philadelphia , PA
Committee Member
Educational Consulting Working Group
Maria Elena Vega Sanchez, MD Philadelphia , PA
Committee Member
Sleep Core Working Group
Melissa Lipford, MD ROCHESTER , MN
Committee Member
Vice Chair, Sleep Core Working Group
Michelle R. Zeidler, MD Santa Monica , CA
Committee Member
Educational Outcomes Working Group
Michelle R. Zeidler, MD Santa Monica , CA
Committee Member
Sleep Core Working Group
Shirin Shafazand, MD, MS, ATSF Pembroke Pines , FL

Environmental Health Policy Committee

Committee Member
PAR Representative
Kathy Page, AD Smithton , MO

Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee

Committee Member Margaret Carno, PhD, MBA, RN, CPNP, ATSF Rochester , NY
Committee Member Matthew F Griffith, MD, MPH Centennial , CO

Finance Committee

Committee Member M. Safwan Badr, MD, MBA Detroit , MI

Health Equity and Diversity Committee

Committee Member Ignacio E Tapia, MD, MS Miami , FL

Health Policy Committee

Committee Member Helena Schotland, MD, ATSF, FAASM New York , NY
Committee Member Indira Gurubhagavatula, MD, MPH Philadelphia , PA

International Conference Committee

Committee Member
SRN Program Chair
Bharati Prasad, MD, ATSF Chicago , IL
Committee Member
SRN Program Chair-Elect
Martha E. Billings, MD, MSc Seattle , WA

International Health Committee

Committee Member Sofia Konstantinopoulou Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates

Joint ATS/CHEST Clinical Practice Committee

CO-Chair
ATS
Omar Hussain, DO, MS Downers Grove , IL
Committee Member Peter C. Gay, MD Rochester , MN

Members In Transition and Training Committee

Committee Member Lucas M Donovan, MD, MS ISSAQUAH , WA

Nominating Committee

Committee Member Caroline Okorie, MD, MPH Palo Alto , CA
Committee Member Elizabeth Wilcox, MD, PhD, FRCPC Edmonton , Canada

Patient and Family Education Committee

Committee Member Sairam Parthasarathy, MD Tucson , AZ
Committee Member
Immediate Past Chair
Vidya Krishnan, MD, MHS, ATSF Cleveland , OH

Project Review Committee

Committee Member Ken M. Kunisaki, MD, MSCR, ATSF Minneapolis , MN
Committee Member Marta Kaminska, MD Montreal , Canada

Publications Policy Committee

Committee Member Abdulghani Sankari, PhD, MD Bloomfield Hills , MI

Quality Improvement and Implementation Committee

Committee Member Hira Bakhtiar, MD Wilton , CT

Research Advocacy Committee

Vice Chair Indu A. Ayappa, PhD New York , NY
Committee Member Allan I. Pack, MBChB, PhD Philadelphia , PA

Scientific Grant Review Committee (SGRC)

Committee Member Jonathan C. Jun, MD Baltimore , MD
Committee Member Najib Ayas, MPH, MD Vancouver , Canada
Committee Member Vsevolod Seva Polotsky, MD, PhD Baltimore , MD

Training Committee

Committee Member
CCR Representative
Carolyn H. Welsh, MD, ATSF Denver , CO
Committee Member Janaki Paskaradevan, MD Chicago , IL
Committee Member Kathleen Doo, MD, MEd, ATSF Oakland , CA
Committee Member Morgan Soffler, MD Chappaqua , NY
Committee Member Rachel Quaney, MD, MEd Denver , CO
Committee Member Vaishnavi Kundel, MD New York , NY