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 Committee 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 specified in "term ends".

Guidelines Task Forces
In addition to the core committee, 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.

Content Task Forces
Emergency General Surgery Guidelines Task Force

Injury Prevention Guidelines Task Force
Surgical Critical Care Guidelines Task Force
Trauma Guidelines Task Force

 


Members

George Kasotakis, MD, MPHGeorge Kasotakis, MD, MPH, Chair
Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC
Term ends 01/13/2024
Lisa M. Kodadek, MD, FACSLisa M. Kodadek, MD, FACS, Committee Vice Chair
Yale New Haven Health/Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT
Term ends 01/13/2024
Hiba  Abdel Aziz, MD, FACSHiba Abdel Aziz, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Hamad General Hospital in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Zachary M. Bauman, DO, MHAZachary M. Bauman, DO, MHA, Committee Member
University of Nebraska Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Vicki J. Bennett, MSN, RNVicki J. Bennett, MSN, RN, Committee Member
Banner Health in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Nikolay Bugaev, MDNikolay Bugaev, MD, Committee Member
Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA
Term ends 01/15/2022
Julius D. Cheng, MD, MPHJulius D. Cheng, MD, MPH, Committee Member
University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY
Term ends 01/15/2022
William C. Chiu, MD, FACS, FCCMWilliam C. Chiu, MD, FACS, FCCM, Committee Member
University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD
Term ends 01/15/2022
Jaclyn Clark, MDJaclyn Clark, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Daniel Cucher, MD, MSDaniel Cucher, MD, MS, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Jennifer J. Freeman, MDJennifer J. Freeman, MD, Committee Member
TCU and UNT Health Sciences Center in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Leslie Ghisletta, MD, FACSLeslie Ghisletta, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA
Term ends 01/13/2024
Shailvi Gupta, MD, MPHShailvi Gupta, MD, MPH, Committee Member
Uni of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD
Term ends 01/15/2022
Randeep S. Jawa, MDRandeep S. Jawa, MD, Committee Member
Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Stony Brook, NY
Term ends 01/13/2024
Jordan M. Kirsch, DOJordan M. Kirsch, DO, Committee Member
Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Term ends 01/13/2024
Kathleen D. Martin, RN, MSNKathleen D. Martin, RN, MSN, Committee Member
University of Colorado Health System in Fort Collins, CO
Term ends 01/13/2024
Kaushik  Mukherjee, MD, MSCI, FACSKaushik Mukherjee, MD, MSCI, FACS, Committee Member
Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA
Term ends 01/14/2023
Patrick B Murphy, MD, MPH, MScPatrick B Murphy, MD, MPH, MSc, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Jonathan Nguyen, DOJonathan Nguyen, DO, Committee Member
Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA
Term ends 01/14/2023
Igor Nichiporenko, MD, FACSIgor Nichiporenko, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Broward Health in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Srinivas H Reddy, MDSrinivas H Reddy, MD, Committee Member
Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY
Term ends 01/15/2022
Sheryl Sahr, MD, MS, FACSSheryl Sahr, MD, MS, FACS, Committee Member
Sanford Health in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Jaswin Sawhney, MDJaswin Sawhney, MD, Committee Member
Maine Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Jyoti Sharma, MD MPH FACSJyoti Sharma, MD MPH FACS, Committee Member
Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ
Term ends 01/13/2024
Sherry  L. Sixta, MDSherry L. Sixta, MD, Committee Member
Christiana Care Health System in Newark, DE
Term ends 01/13/2024
Michael  C Sleet, MDMichael C Sleet, MD, Committee Member
Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Michael C. Smith, MDMichael C. Smith, MD, Committee Member
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Brian H. Williams, MD, FACSBrian H. Williams, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Univ of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences in Chicago, IL
Term ends 01/14/2023
John J. Como, MD, MPHJohn J. Como, MD, MPH, Ex Officio
MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH
Term ends 01/15/2022
Ian  Mitchell, MD, FACSIan Mitchell, MD, FACS, Ex Officio
San Antonio Pediatric Surgery Associates in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
D. Dante   Yeh, MD, MHPE, FACS, FCCM, FASPEND. Dante Yeh, MD, MHPE, FACS, FCCM, FASPEN, Ex Officio
Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, FL
Term ends 01/14/2023

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