Guidelines Committee

The Guideline Committee is responsible for all aspects related to EAST’s role as the premier provider of evidence based guidelines in all fields of clinical acute care surgery (trauma, critical care, emergency general surgery) as well as injury prevention. This committee supervises the creation of new guidelines on topics using the skills and the expertise of members of other sections (i.e. Injury Prevention, Acute Care Surgery) as well as the general EAST membership. It ensures all guidelines are up to date by revising already published guidelines. It coordinates with the EAST website (including mobile web) developers and the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) to ensure EAST guidelines are always freely available to all providers.

EAST guidelines are developed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) methodology.  

Membership on the Guidelines Committeen is not required to be an individual guidelines leader, first author, co-author, or team member. There is a separate call for volunteers to assist on specific individual guidelines.

Committee members are appointed by the President with approval by the Board of Directors.  Committee member terms are three years.  All terms begin in January and conclude in January in the year specificed in "term ends".

Guidelines Task Forces
In addition to the core committee, four task forces have been established to assist in the development of specific guidelines. Each task force is chaired by a member of the Guidelines Committee.

Emergency General Surgery Guidelines Task Force
Injury Prevention Guidelines Task Force
Surgical Critical Care Guidelines Task Force
Trauma Guidelines Task Force


Members

John J. Como, MD, MPHJohn J. Como, MD, MPH, Chair
MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH
Term ends 01/16/2021
Sofya H Asfaw, MDSofya H Asfaw, MD, Committee Member
Cleveland Clinic in ,
Term ends 01/16/2021
Zachary M. Bauman, DO, MHAZachary M. Bauman, DO, MHA, Committee Member
University of Nebraska Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/16/2021
Marshall Beckman, MDMarshall Beckman, MD, Committee Member
Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
Term ends 01/18/2020
Vicki J Bennett, RN, MSNVicki J Bennett, RN, MSN, Committee Member
Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix in Scottsdale, AZ
Term ends 01/18/2020
Nikolay Bugaev, MDNikolay Bugaev, MD, Committee Member
Tufts Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/19/2019
Alistair J. Chapman, MDAlistair J. Chapman, MD, Committee Member
Michigan State University - Spectrum Health in ,
Term ends 01/18/2020
Christopher Dodgion, MD, MSPH, MBAChristopher Dodgion, MD, MSPH, MBA, Committee Member
Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
Term ends 01/19/2019
Nicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACSNicole Fox, MD, MPH, FACS, Committee Member
Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ
Term ends 01/16/2021
Douglas R. Fraser, MDDouglas R. Fraser, MD, Committee Member
Univ of Nevada - Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV
Term ends 01/18/2020
Mark E. Hamill, MD FACS FCCMMark E. Hamill, MD FACS FCCM, Committee Member
Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA
Term ends 01/18/2020
Erik A. Hasenboehler, MDErik A. Hasenboehler, MD, Committee Member
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Lutherville Timonium, MD
Term ends 01/16/2021
George Kasotakis, MD, MPHGeorge Kasotakis, MD, MPH, Committee Member
Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA
Term ends 01/16/2021
Dennis Y. Kim, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCCPDennis Y. Kim, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCCP, Committee Member
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, CA
Term ends 01/19/2019
Lisa M. Kodadek, MDLisa M. Kodadek, MD, Committee Member
The Johns Hopkins University in ,
Term ends 01/16/2021
Erica Loomis, MDErica Loomis, MD, Committee Member
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
Term ends 01/19/2019
John Lunde, DNP, ARNP, TNSJohn Lunde, DNP, ARNP, TNS, Committee Member
Orange Park Medical Center in Orange Park, FL
Term ends 01/18/2020
Kaushik Mukherjee, MD MSCIKaushik Mukherjee, MD MSCI, Committee Member
Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA
Term ends 01/16/2021
Nimitt J. Patel, MDNimitt J. Patel, MD, Committee Member
MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH
Term ends 01/16/2021
Kartik Prabhakaran, MDKartik Prabhakaran, MD, Committee Member
Westchester Medical Center/NYMC in Valhalla, NY
Term ends 01/18/2020
Jin Ra, MDJin Ra, MD, Committee Member
University of Florida in Jacksonville, FL
Term ends 01/16/2021
Rishi Rattan, MDRishi Rattan, MD, Committee Member
University of Miami in Miami, FL
Term ends 01/19/2019
Sheryl Sahr, MD, MS, FACSSheryl Sahr, MD, MS, FACS, Committee Member
Sanford Health in ,
Term ends 01/16/2021
Jaswin Sawhney, MDJaswin Sawhney, MD, Committee Member
Maine Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/18/2020
Kaushal H. Shah, MDKaushal H. Shah, MD, Committee Member
Mt. Sinai Hospital in ,
Term ends 01/16/2021
Lou M. Smith, MDLou M. Smith, MD, Committee Member
Univ of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN
Term ends 01/16/2021
Brian H. Williams, MD, FACSBrian H. Williams, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, TX
Term ends 01/19/2019
Brian K. Yorkgitis, DOBrian K. Yorkgitis, DO, Committee Member
University of Florida- Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL
Term ends 01/18/2020
Mayur B. Patel, MD, MPH, FACSMayur B. Patel, MD, MPH, FACS, Ex Officio
Vanderbilt University Medical Ctr in Nashville, TN
Term ends 01/18/2020
Bryce R.H. Robinson, MD, MS, FACS, FCCMBryce R.H. Robinson, MD, MS, FACS, FCCM, Ex Officio
Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA
Term ends 01/19/2019

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