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Research Foundation Leadership and Committees

Research Foundation Leadership and Committees | ASCRS

 

The work of the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) could not be done without the dedication of its Board and Committee members.  Below is a listing of the current Research Foundation Board and Committee rosters.

Board of Trustees

The Research Foundation Board of Trustees supervises, controls and directs the business and affairs of the Foundation.  It determines its policies and actively promotes its purpose. The primary mission of the Research Foundation of the ASCRS is to raise and award funds to support research and educational programs related to colon and rectal diseases.  Over the past twenty years, the Research Foundation has awarded over 120 grants and $4 million to colorectal surgeons and researchers to investigate a broad spectrum of colorectal diseases and to develop novel surgical techniques pertinent to the care of colorectal patients. 

Officers

President
Scott Strong, MD

Vice President
Nancy Baxter, MD

Past President
Michael Stamos, MD

Secretary
Harry Papaconstantinou, MD

Treasurer
Connor Delaney, MD, PhD

Trustees

Linnea Burman
Tracy Hull, MD
Rick Mangat, PhD
David Margolin, MD
Arden Morris, MD
Guy Orangio, MD
Rocco Ricciardi, MD
Larissa Temple, MD
Elizabeth Wick, MD (ex-officio)

 

Research Foundation Committee Rosters

Research Committee  

The Research Committee is responsible for reviewing the scientific merit of grant applications for the Research Foundation. The Committee sends its recommendations to the Board of Trustees for approval of funding. 

Elizabeth Wick, Chair
Fergal Fleming, MD, Vice Chair

Theodor Asgeirsson, MD
Evie Carchmand, MD
Joseph Carmichael, MD
Giovanna da Silva Southwick, MD
David Etzioni, MD, MSHS
Dana Hayden, MD
Traci Hedrick, MD
Daniel Herzig, MD
Gregory Kennedy, MD
Mary Kwaan, MD
Anne Lin, MD
Kellie Mathis, MD
Evangelos Messaris, MD, PhD
Garrett Nash, MD
Alessio Pigazzi, MD, PhD
Scott Regenbogen, MD
Marcia Russell, MD
Virginia Schaffer, MD
J. Jesse Smith, MD
David Stewart, Sr., MD
Patricia Sylla, MD
Konstantin Umanskiy, MD
 

Young Researchers Committee

The focus of the Young Researchers Committee is to select a surgeon who has met the criteria for the Mentor Award, to develop the Research Forum at the ASCRS Annual Meeting, which highlights developing areas of research that have clinical relevance for the care of patients with colorectal diseases, and to choose a winner of the best “Works in Progress” at the Research Forum. 

Joseph Carmichael, MD, Chair
Karen Zaghiyan, MD, Vice Chair

Asna Amin, MD
Raul Bosio, MD
Lisa Cannon, MD
Sami Chadi, MD
Kyle Cologne, MD
Russel Ware Farmer, MD
Aakash Gajjar, MD
Jennifer Irani, MD
Nezar Jrebi, MD
David Kleiman, MD
Elise Lawson, MD
Amy Lightner, MD
Nelya Melnitchouk, MD
Nitin Mishra, MD
Ian Paquette, MD
Sunil Patel, MD
Daniel Popowich, MD
Radhika Smith, MD
Emily Steinhagen, MD
Melissa Times, MD