Education Committee

Chair Tisha S. Wang, MD Los Angeles, CA
Vice Chair Jakob I. Mcsparron, MD Ann Arbor, MI
Vice Chair Margaret M. Hayes, MD, ATSF Boston, MA
Committee Member Basak Coruh, MD, ATSF Seattle, WA
Committee Member Carmen Leon Astudillo Gainesville, FL
Committee Member Caroline Okorie, MD, MPH Palo Alto, CA
Committee Member Diana Kelm, MD Rochester, MN
Committee Member Edward Kilb CHARLESTON, SC
Committee Member Erin R. Camac, DO Philadelphia, PA
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 James D. Londino, PhD Columbus, OH
Committee Member Jane C. Deng, MS, MD Ann Arbor, MI
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 A. Dudley, MD, MPH Cambridge, MA
Committee Member Krishna M. Sundar, MD Salt Lake City, UT
Committee Member Laren Tan, MD Loma Linda, CA
Committee Member Majid Shafiq, MD, MPH Boston, MA
Committee Member Maria Elena Vega Sanchez, MD Philadelphia, PA
Committee Member - PAR Representative Marie Mascia-Rand Burbank, CA
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 - CCR Representative Robin L. Gross, MD Washington, DC
Committee Member Scott S. Oh, DO Los Angeles, CA
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 Suzette Machado New York, NY
Staff Eileen Larsson, BS 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, 2021-2022:

1. Evaluate the 2021 Core Curriculum/Maintenance of Certification module program, report on key metrics and outcomes, and make recommendations regarding enhancements of the initiative.
2. Evaluate and adjust MOC portfolio to incorporate additional conference MOC offerings for ATS members with plan to expand to select PG courses.
3. Develop the 2022 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.
4. 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.
5. Review, evaluate, select, and provide feedback on the 2022 Postgraduate Courses.
6. Perform a needs assessment of the educational offerings available to researchers within the ATS to support the PhD Working Group and recommend implementation strategies.
7. Expand the Educational Consulting services to include online resources, webinars, and a more robust social media presence that will be readily available to all ATS members and allow for the incorporation of novel learning formats and newer educational technologies at both the IC and regional meetings. This is to be done in parallel with the ATS branding/website overhaul and new LMS platform.
8. Review 2021 FTS programming and collaborate with FTS leadership to make changes for 2022 FTS.
9. Partner with the leaders of MITT, Training Committee, and Planning and Evaluation to collaborate on educational offerings including the RBC, FTS (as mentioned above), fellow to faculty bootcamp with an emphasis on identifying common metrics and meaningful outcomes to improve these courses.
10. Collaborate with the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Committee to maintain compliance with ACCME re-accreditation and maintenance of certification.
11. 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.