Multicenter Trials Committee

The Multicenter Trials (MCT) Committee continues the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) mission by facilitating the development and  execution of high-quality multicenter trials within the fields of trauma, emergency general surgery and surgical critical care.  Multicenter trials can be difficult and require greater coordination, support, and resources than single-center trials.  The EAST MCT Committee helps this challenging endeavor by supporting investigator-led studies, providing a forum for collaboration among different investigators and institutions, and promoting participation among all EAST members. In addition, the EAST MCT committee works to foster junior MCT investigators via mentorship and scholarship.  The EAST MCT Committee’s primary function, thus, strives to meet and embodies the EAST Core Strategic Goals: leadership, development, scholarship, fellowship, and collaboration.

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".


Members

John  Cull, MD, FACSJohn Cull, MD, FACS, Chair
Prisma Health-Upstate in Greenville, SC
Term ends 01/13/2024
James M. Bardes, MDJames M. Bardes, MD, Committee Member
West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV
Term ends 01/13/2024
Dessy Boneva, MD, FACSDessy Boneva, MD, FACS, Committee Member
USF - University of South Florida in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Amanda Carlson, MDAmanda Carlson, MD, Committee Member
Legacy Emmanuel in Portland, OR
Term ends 01/13/2024
Rachel L. Choron, MDRachel L. Choron, MD, Committee Member
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Christopher Dodgion, MD, MSPH, MBAChristopher Dodgion, MD, MSPH, MBA, Committee Member
Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI
Term ends 01/15/2022
Mira  Ghneim, MDMira Ghneim, MD, Committee Member
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Onaona Gurney, MDOnaona Gurney, MD, Committee Member
NYU Langone Health in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Laura Harmon, ColoradoLaura Harmon, Colorado, Committee Member
Boulder Community Health in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Kazuhide  Matsushima, MDKazuhide Matsushima, MD, Committee Member
LAC+USC Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Nimitt J. Patel, MDNimitt J. Patel, MD, Committee Member
MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH
Term ends 01/13/2024
Joseph Posluszny, MDJoseph Posluszny, MD, Committee Member
Northwestern University in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Gerd Daniel Pust, MDGerd Daniel Pust, MD, Committee Member
University of Miami in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Samuel Wade Ross, MD, MPHSamuel Wade Ross, MD, MPH, Committee Member
Carolinas Medical Center in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Kevin M. Schuster, MD, MPHKevin M. Schuster, MD, MPH, Committee Member
Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT
Term ends 01/13/2024
Mark J. Seamon, MD, FACSMark J. Seamon, MD, FACS, Committee Member
Perelman School of Medicine, U of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA
Term ends 01/14/2023
Alison A.  Smith, MD, PhDAlison A. Smith, MD, PhD, Committee Member
Louisiana State University in ,
Term ends 01/13/2024
Anne Stey, MD, MScAnne Stey, MD, MSc, Committee Member
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in ,
Term ends 01/14/2023
Sharven  Taghavi, MD, MPH, MS, FACSSharven Taghavi, MD, MPH, MS, FACS, Committee Member
Tulane University School of Medicine in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Rindi Uhlich, MDRindi Uhlich, MD, Committee Member
in ,
Term ends 01/15/2022
Matthew J. Martin, MD, FACSMatthew J. Martin, MD, FACS, Ex Officio
Scripps Mercy Medical Center in San Diego, CA
Term ends 01/14/2023
Ben L. Zarzaur, MD, MPH, FACSBen L. Zarzaur, MD, MPH, FACS, Ex Officio
University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI
Term ends 01/15/2022

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