American Foregut Society Committees

We have developed a few working groups to help define the course of the AFS and the committees that serve it. Keep in mind our mission: To help guide both the diagnosis and management of Foregut disease through collaboration between Gastroenterologists and Foregut Surgeons. To foster research that will culminate in the development of benchmarks for excellence while also establishing specialty-specific training programs that will ultimately translate into the improved care, safety and value for patients with Foregut diseases.
Please consider the time that will be needed to participate actively in committees before volunteering. Active participation by all involved and active membership will be critical in the initial stages of committee formation and execution.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

Advocacy

Board Liaison: Joel Richter MD, Dan Lister MD

Committee Co-Chairs: Raman Muthusamy MD, Paresh Shah MD

Clinical Practice

Board Liaison: Santiago Horgan MD, Rena Yadlapati MD

Committee Co-Chairs: John Clarke MD, Ninh Nguyen MD

  • Bariatrics: Leena Khaitan MD Barham Abu-Dayyeh MD
  • Robotics Chair Dmitry Oleynikov MD, co-chairs Santiago Horgan MD, Caitlyn Houghton MD, Prakash Gatta MD

Education/Training

Board Liaison: Christy Dunst MD, Felice Schnoll-Sussman MD

Committee Co-Chairs: Prakash Gyawali MD, Mike Awad MD

  • Annual Meeting Felice Schnoll – Sussman MD; Abe Khan MD, Michael Gagner MD, Ronnie Fass MD
  • Fellowship Training Committee Christy Dunst MD – Committee has been hard at work getting foregut recognized as a specialty and developing a formal Foregut Fellowship
  • Professional Education – The Board would like an additional committee focusing on professional education: Potential programs: online CME, online non CME, videos, mentoring programs, leadership programs, webinars, tutorials……

Membership

Board Liaison: Phil Katz MD, Tripp Buckley MD

Committee Co-Chairs: Rita Knotts MD, Peter Janu MD

Research/CQI

Board Liaison: Reg Bell MD, Mimi Canto MD

Committee Co-Chairs: Andrew Gawron MD, Eric Hungness MD

  • Journal Blair Jobe MD Phil Katz MD
    We anticipate Foregut, the Journal of the American Foregut Society, to be up and going 2020
  • CQI Reg Bell MD
    We are developing a CQI database to track outcomes. More to come

Please consider the time that will be needed to participate actively in committees before volunteering. Active participation by all involved will be critical in the initial stages of committee formation and execution.