Committees

The AGA committee structure enables volunteer members to play an active role in the association’s decision-making process. Each committee is assigned a mission and set of responsibilities associated with a particular area within the association. All committees are called upon by the governing board to evaluate and make recommendations regarding matters under their purview.

We are currently accepting nominations for committee terms that begin June 1, 2015 (as noted below). To nominate yourself or another AGA member, click on the “email a nomination” link next to the respective committee. Nominations must be received by Nov. 1, 2014. (Note: Nominations for the AGA Nominating Committee must be received by Oct. 1, 2014.)

For more information about a specific committee, click on one of the links below.

Appointments Committee
Chair: Michael Camilleri, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Stacie Gallice

Audit Committee
Chair: Barbara H. Jung, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Bob Storz

Clinical Guidelines Committee (4 members; 1 chair-elect) (email a nomination)
Chair: David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Rebecca Leibowitz

Education and Training Committee (4 members, 1 chair-elect) (email a nomination)
Chair: Jane E. Onken, MD, MHS, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Maura Davis

Ethics Committee (members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Barbara H. Jung, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Stacie Gallice

Finance and Operations Committee
Chair: Francis M. Giardiello, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Bob Storz

Government Affairs Committee
Chair: Carla H. Ginsburg, MD, MPH, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Michael Roberts

International Committee (1 member) (email a nomination)
Chair: Xavier Llor, MD, PhD
Staff Liaison: Jeff Springer

Nominating Committee (members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Anil K. Rustgi, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Diane Field

PAC Board of Advisors (6 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Donald R. Campbell, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Michael Roberts

Practice Management and Economics Committee (1 member) (email a nomination)
Chair: Rajeev Jain, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Leslie Narramore

Publications Committee (1 member; 1 chair-elect) (email a nomination)
Chair: Robert S. Sandler, MD, MPH, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Erin Dubnansky

Quality Measures Committee (members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Ziad F. Gellad, MD
Staff Liaison: Tom Murray

Research Awards Panel (3 members; 1 vice chair-elect) (email a nomination)
Vice Chair: Rhonda F. Souza, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Wykenna Vailor

Research Policy Committee (3 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Andrew T. Chan, MD, MPH, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Stacey Hinton Tuneski

Trainee and Young GI Committee (1 postdoctoral candidate; 1 chair-elect) (email a nomination)
Chair: Lena Brice Palmer, MD
Staff Liaison: Celena NuQuay

Underrepresented Minorities Committee (2 members; 1 chair-elect) (email a nomination)
Chair: Jesus Rivera-Nieves, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Wykenna Vailor

Women's Committee (4 members; 1 trainee member) (email a nomination]
Chair: Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, MD, PhD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Celena NuQuay