Officers & Committees

 

Officers

President - Debra Heller, MD
President-Elect - Laura Finn, MD
Past-President - Gino Somers, MBBS, PhD, FRCPA   
Secretary - M. Cristina Pacheco, MD
Treasurer - Chandra Krishnan, MD
 

 Board of Directors

Jim Wright, MD, PhD (2022) 
Sanda Alexandrescu, MD (2023) 
Raffaella Morotti, MD (2023) 
Vivekanand Singh, MD (2023) 
Nina Tatevian, MD, PhD (2023)  
Bruce Pawel, MD (2024) 
Lisa Teot, MD (2024) 
Sara Vargas, MD (2024)
Fusun Gundogan, MD (2025)
Kyle Kurek, MD (2025)
Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD (2022)
Committees
 
Education Committee 
Sanda Alexandrescu, MD (Chair, 2022) 
Lauren Parsons, MD (Chair-Elect, 2021) 
Laura Finn, MD (Board Liaison, 2022) 
Amy Coffey, MD (2024)
Consolato Sergi, MD, PhD, MPH, FRCPC, FCAP
Shirpa Garg, MD (2025)
Shahrazad Saab, MD (2025)
Melissa Bautista, MD* (2022)
 
Workshop Subcommittee 
Jessica Davis, MD (Chair, 2023) 
Robin LeGallo, MD (2022) 
Suzanne Tucker, MD (2022) 
Juan Putra, MD (2023) 
Amy Treece, MD (2023) 
Jose Velazquez-Vega, MD (2023) 
Mohan Narasimahmurthy, MD (2024) 
Hector Monforte, MD (2024)
 
Symposium Subcommittee 
Jiancong Liang, MD, PhD (Chair, 2021) 
Csaba Galambos, MD, PhD (2021) 
Rong Fan, MD (2023) 
Alexandra Kovach, MD (2023) 
Teresa Santiago, MD (2023) 
 
Slide Survey Subcommittee 
Bradford Siegele, MD, JD (Chair, 2025) 
Virginia (Ginger) Duncan, MD (2022) 
Aliya Husain, MD (2022) 
Damon Olson, MD (2022)  
Suzanne Tucker, MD (2022) 
Kristen Thomas, MD (2022)
Fang Bu, MD (2023) 
Ahmed Gilani, MD, PhD (2023) 
Anna Lee, MD (2023) 
Huiying Wang, MD (2023) 
Jessica Hata, MD (2024)
Caitlin Alexander, MD (2024)
Shannon Kelley, MD (2025)
Erik Nohr, MD (2024)
Diane Brackett, MD - Ad Hoc Advisor
 
Fellowship Committee 
Amer Heider, MD (Chair, 2024)
Nicoleta Arva, MD, PhD (2022) 
Heather Rytting, MD (2022) 
Nick Shillingford, MD (2022) 
Peter Abasolo, MD (2023) 
Iram Siddiqui, MBBS, MSc, FRCPC (2023) 
Kyle Kurek, MD (2024) 
Hernan Correa, MD (2024) 
Mai (Mike) He, MD, PhD (2024)
Ameet Thaker, MD (2025)
Phil Katzman, MD (2025)
Shannon Kelley, MD (2025)
Nya Nelson, MD, PhD*
Elizabeth Rubrecht, MD
Jessica Saunders, MD*
 
Finance Committee 
Jennifer Black, MD (Chair, 2024) 
Chandra Krishnan, MD (Treasurer/Board Liaison, 2021) 
Linda Ernst, MD (Ex-Officio, 2021)
David Parham, MD (2022) 
Ajit Alles, MD, PhD (2023) 
Rebecca Collins, MD (2023) 
David Berger, MD (2024) 
Kim Hazard, MD (2024) 
Nitin Wadhwani, MD (2024)
Edward Iames, DO*
Gary Rose, MD*
 
Informatics & Communication Committee 
Jason Jarzembowski, MD, PhD (Chair, 2022) 
Sonja Chen, MD (2022) 
Chandra Krishnan, MD (2022) 
Larry Wang, MD, PhD (2022) 
Michael Arnold, MD, PhD (2023) 
Miriam Conces, MD (2023) 
Archana Shenoy, MD (2023) 
Mercia Gondim, MD (2024)
Charlotte Kim, MD (2022)
Katelyn Dannheim, MD (2022)

 

Membership Committee 
Erin Rudzinski, MD (Chair, 2023) 
Soo-Jin Cho, MD, PhD (2022) 
Chelsea Maedler, MD, FRCPC, FCAP (2023) 
Elizabeth Williams, MD (2023) 
Shunyou Gong, MD, PhD (2024) 
Cynthia Welsh, MD (2025)
Anastasia Drobysheva, MD, MSc
 
Perinatal Committee 
Eumenia Castro, MD, PhD (Chair, 2024) 
Rebecca Baergen, MD (Board Liaison, 2021) 
Mana Parast, MD, PhD (2021) 
Sanjita Ravishankar, MD (2021) 
Jonathan Hecht, MD, PhD (2022) 
Carmen Sarita-Reyes, MD (2022)  
Paoloa Bonasoni (non-voting member, 2023) 
Rebecca Linn, MD (2023) 
Jie Zhang, MD (2024) 
Drucilla Roberts, MD (2024)
Francois Cady, MD (2025)
Stefan Kostadinov, MD (2025)
Katte Carreon, MD (2025)
Jessica Comstock, MD (2025)
Dan Summerfield, MD (2022)*
 
Practice Committee 
Dolores Lopez-Terrada, MD, PhD (Chair, 2023) 
Robyn Reed, MD, PhD (2022) 
Drucilla Roberts, MD (2022) 
Mikako Warren, MD (2022) 
Lora Darrisaw, MD (2023) 
Samuel Ejike Onyibo, MD (non-voting member, 2023) 
Portia Kreiger, MD (2023) 
Vinay Prasad, MD (2023) 
Sherri Besmer, MD (2024) 
Veena Rajaram, MD (2024)
Alanna Church, MD (2025)
 
Publications Committee 
Monique De Paepe, MD (Chair, 2022) 
Pierre Russo, MD (Ex-Officio/Editor-in-Chief)
Jim Wright, MD, PhD (Ex-Officio/Board of Directors Liaison)
Anita Sengupta, MD (2022) 
Geling Li, MD (2023) 
Kerby Oberg, MD, PhD (2023) 
Bruce Pawel, MD (2023) 
Sarangarajan Ranganathan, MD (2023) 
Naseem Uddin, MD (2023) 
Abdul Shakoor, MD (2024) 
Christof Senger, MD, FRCPC (2024)
Nina Tatevian, MD, PhD (2025)
Raja Rabah, MD (2025)
Sheng Mei Zhou, MD (2025)
Eric Cochran, MD (2025)
Luis Velasquez Zarate, MD
 
Research & Awards Committee 
Jefferson Terry, MD, PhD (Chair, 2023) 
Ben Wilkins, MD, PhD (Abstract Director, 2023) 
Karen Chisholm, MD, PhD (Awards Director, 2024) 
Terry Morgan, MD, PhD(2024) 
Jonathan Bush, MD, FRCPC (2022) 
Mike Covinsky, MD, PhD (2022) 
Selene Koo, MD, PhD (2022) 
Raffaella Morotti, MD (2022) 
Rachel Mariani, MD (2023) 
Zhongxin Yu, MD (2023) 
Shengmei Zhou, MD (2023) 
William Parks, MD (2024) 
Serena Tan, MD (2024) 
Jennifer Pogoriler, MD, PhD (2025)
 
 
*Junior Member
 

Each committee member is required to complete a disclosure to identify any possible conflicts of interest.  If a conflict exists, membership on the committee may need to be re-evaluated.
 

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