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 and centers are called upon by the governing board to evaluate and make recommendations regarding matters under their purview.

We are currently accepting nominations for committees and centers for terms starting June 1, 2018 (as noted below). To nominate yourself or a colleague, click the "email a nomination" link next to the respective committee below.

Nominations must be received by Nov. 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted. [Note: If self-nominating, please review AGA's Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy prior to applying.]

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

Appointments Committee
Chair: David A. Lieberman, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Stacie Gallice

Audit Committee
Chair: Lisa M. Gangarosa, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Bob Storz

Clinical Guidelines Committee (1 chair-elect; 4 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Yngve T. Falck-Ytter, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Madelin Siedler

Clinical Practice Updates Committee (4 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: David A. Katzka, MD
Staff Liaison: Madelin Siedler

Diversity Committee (2 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Rotonya M. Carr, MD
Staff Liaison: Taylor Monson

Education and Training Committee (1 chair-elect; 1 member in private practice; 1 member) (email a nomination)
Chair: Xavier Llor, MD, PhD
Staff Liaison: Maura Davis

Ethics Committee (1 member) (email a nomination)
Chair: John H. Kwon, MD, PhD
Staff Liaison: Stacie Gallice

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

Government Affairs Committee (1 member) (email a nomination)
Chair: Peter S. Margolis, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Michael Roberts

International Committee (1 chair-elect; 2 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Linda Rabeneck, MD, MPH, FRCPC
Staff Liaison: Monique Dyson

Nominating Committee (1 member in private practice who is within 10 years of completing GI fellowship training; 1 member in basic or clinical research in an academic setting who is within 10 years of completing GI fellowship training; 2 members in private practice; 6 members) [Note: Only 10 nominations in total per nominee may be submitted.] [Note: The deadline to submit nominations for the nominating committee is Oct. 1, 2017.] ( email a nomination)
Chair: Timothy C. Wang, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Diane Field

Political Action Committee Board of Advisors (3 members) (email a nomination)
Co-Chairs: Stephen W. Hiltz, MD, AGAF, and F. Taylor Wootton III, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Navneet Buttar

Practice Management and Economics Committee (1 member) (email a nomination)
Chair: Sarah E. Streett, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Leslie Narramore

Publications Committee (1 chair-elect; 1 member in private practice; 3 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Erin Landis

Quality Measures Committee (1 trainee member; 6 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Megan A. Adams, MD, JD, MSc
Staff Liaison: David Godzina

Research Awards Panel (12 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Jacquelyn J. Maher, MD
Staff Liaison: Taylor Monson

Research Policy Committee (3 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Anil K. Rustgi, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Taylor Monson

Trainee and Early Career Committee (1 post-doctoral candidate member) (email a nomination)
Chair: Avinash G. Ketwaroo, MD
Staff Liaison: Carol Brown

Women's Committee (1 trainee member; 2 members) (email a nomination)
Chair: Ellen M. Zimmermann, MD, AGAF
Staff Liaison: Celena NuQuay

AGA Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education Scientific Advisory Board (1 chair-elect) (email a nomination)
Chair: Gail A. Hecht, MD, MS, AGAF
Staff Liaison: A. Kim