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Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee

Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee | ASCRS

Responsible for creating practice parameters for various procedures to assist physicians in caring for patients with colon and rectal disease. 

What's New?

Tasked with developing practice guidelines for the field, the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Committee published six new guidelines in 2015 and 2016 on a variety of topics related to the specialty.  The committee’s guidelines are published in Diseases of the Colon and Rectum and on the ASCRS website.

CPG Committee Chair Scott Steele, MD, notes the dedication of the committee’s members: “Our members are incredibly busy clinicians who have gone out of their way to provide highly scrutinized and vetted evidence-based reviews that we feel are extremely valuable not only to our members, but also for all health care providers taking care of patients with colorectal disease.”

The committee has no plans to slow down after an exceptionally productive 2015 and 2016. “Currently, we are working on updates to past CPGs to include rectal prolapse, abscess/fistula-in-ano, and anal fissure, as well as pleased to announce the development of upcoming new CPGs such as volvulus and pseudo-obstruction, radiation injury, and bowel preparation,” Dr. Steele said. “Finally, we are excited to have collaborated on a CPG with SAGES regarding enhanced recovery following colorectal surgery.”

Chair: Scott Steele, MD
Vice Chair: Daniel Feingold, MD
Advisor: Janice Rafferty, MD
Council Rep: Neil Hyman, MD

Andrea Bafford, MD Karin Hardiman, MD
Joshua Bleier, MD Daniel Herzig, MD
Liliana Bordeianou, MD Stefan Holubar, MD
Marylise Boutros, MD Eric Johnson, MD
Joseph Carmichael, MD Steven Lee-Kong, MD
Jonathan Chun, MD John Migaly, MD
Bradley Davis, MD Ian Paquette, MD
Kurt Davis, MD Vitaliy Poylin, MD
Cagla Eskicioglu, MD Scott Regenbogen, MD
Fergal Fleming, MD David Stewart, Sr., MD
Todd Francone, MD Jon Vogel, MD
Wolfgang Gaertner, MD Martin Weiser, MD
Sean Glasgow, MD Y. Nancy You, MD
Jason Hall, MD