AAES 2022-2023 Committees, Task Forces & Liaisons

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Career Development and Leadership Committee  
Sonia Sugg (Chair) 2022-2025
Elizabeth Grubbs, MD 2022-2025
Paul Gauger, MD 2022-2025
Maher Ghanem, MD 2021-2024
Rebecca Sippel, MD 2021-2024
Matthew Nehs, MD 2022-2025
Bradford Mitchell, MD 2021-2024
Terry Lairmore, MD 2023-2026
Amanda Laird, MD 2023-2026
Michelle Mulder, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Elizabeth Huffman Cooper, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Tricia Moo-Young, MD (DEI Liaison) 2022-2024
Rebecca Sippel, MD (Officer Liaison) 2023-2024
CESQIP Committee  
Aarti Mathur, MD, PhD (Chair) 2022-2025
Melanie Goldfarb, MD, MSc 2021-2024
John Phay, MD 2022-2024
Robin Cisco, MD 2022-2025
Randall Owen, MD 2022-2025
Eyas Alkahlili, MD 2022-2025
Paul Graham, MD 2022-2024
Vikram Krishnamurthy, MD 2023-2026
Tim Beck, MD, PhD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Sara Abou-Azar, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Barbra Miller, MD (Officer Liaison) 2022-2024
Clinical Practice Committee  
Tom Connally, MD (Chair) 2023-2026
Danielle Press, MD 2021-2024
Timothy Davis, MD 2021-2024
Anna Kundel, MD 2021-2024
Pavel Nockel, DO 2022-2024
Jovenel Cherenfant, MD 2022-2025
Kristin Wagner, MD 2022-2025
Sally Carty, MD 2023-2026
Jessica Folek, MD 2023-2026
Leon Kushnir, MD, CPE 2023-2024
Rachel Liou, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Ujas Shah, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Tatiana Fedorova, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Michael Yeh, MD (Officer Liaison) 2023-2024
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee  
Sanziana Roman, MD (Chair) 2023-2025
Anthony Boganey, MD 2020-2023
William Mendez, MD 2020-2023
Tricia Moo-Young, MD 2020-2023
Denise Lee, MD 2022-2025
Jennifer Ogilvie, MD 2023-2026
Victoria Lai, MD, MS 2023-2026
Nancy Cho, MD 2023-2026
Alexander Chiu, MD, MPH (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Thomas Szabo Yamashita, MD (Current Fellow) 2023-2024
George Taylor, MD, MS (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Carmen Solórzano, MD (AAES President) 2023-2024
Barbra Miller, MD (AAES Secretary) 2022-2025
Education Committee  
Adam Kabaker, MD (Chair) 2019-2024
Alberto Molinari, MD, MSc 2021-2023
Patricia Cronin, MD 2021-2024
Bryan Richmond, MD, MBA 2021-2024
Amin Madani, MD, PhD 2021-2024
Brian Saunders, MD 2022-2025
Catherine McManus, MD 2023-2026
Jessica Fazendin, MD 2023-2026
Jonathan Zagzag, MD, MPH 2023-2026
Irene Lou, MD 2022-2026
Mustapha El Lakis, MD 2023-2026
Salem Noureldine, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Jacquelyn Pastewski, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Darci Foote, MD, MS (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Jessica McMullin, MD, MS (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Rebecca Williams, MD, PhD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Peter Abraham, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Samuel Zuber, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Rebecca Sippel, MD (Officer Liaison) 2023-2024
Endocrine Surgeon Identity Committee  
Lindsay Kuo, MD, MBA (Co-Chair) 2018-2024
Feibi Zheng, MD, MBA (Co-Chair) 2019-2024
Meredith Sorensen, MD, MS (Vice Chair) 2023-2024
Neil Saunders, MD 2021-2023
Travis Cotton, MD 2021-2023
Kathryn Coan, MD 2022-2025
Amy Quillo, MD 2022-2024
David Bimston, MD 2021-2023
Azadeh Carr, MD 2021-2024
James Broome, MD 2022-2025
Mark Cohen, MD 2021-2024
Marisa Bates, MD 2022-2025
Rosemarie Metzger, MD 2023-2026
Yasmine Assadipour, MD 2023-2026
Richard Harding, MD 2023-2026
Reema Mallick, MD 2023-2024
Rachel Slotcavage, MD 2023-2026
T.K. Pandian, MD 2023-2026
Jina Kim, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Anna Fashandi, MD (Candidate Member)  2023-2024
Alaa Sada, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Barbra Miller, MD (Officer Liaison) 2022-2025
Endocrine Surgery University Director  
Wen Shen, MD, MA 2019-2023
Ethics Committee  
Megan Applewhite, MD (Chair) 2023-2026
Barbra Miller, MD (AAES Secretary) 2022-2025
Karen Devon, MD 2021-2024
Rohit Ranganath, MD 2022-2024
Scott Grant, MD 2022-2024
Janice Pasieka, MD 2022-2025
Jenny Yoo, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Joshua Chao, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Fellowship Committee  
Jennifer Kuo, MD (Chair) 2021-2024
David Hughes, MD (Vice Chair) 2023-2024
Matthew Nehs, MD  
Antonia Stephen, MD  
Rebecca Sippel, MD  
Sally Carty, MD  
Linwah Yip, MD  
Courtney Gibson, MD  
Randall Owen, MD  
Gustavo Fernandez Ranvier, MD  
Benzon Dy, MD  
Sophie Dream, MD  
Wen Shen, MD, MA  
Xavier Keutgen, MD  
Mark Talamonti, MD  
Allan Siperstein, MD  
John Lew, MD  
Stacey Milan, MD  
Adrian Harvey, MD  
Aarti Mathur, MD  
Lilah Morris-Wiseman, MD  
Paul Graham, MD  
Sarah Fisher, MD  
Randall Scheri, MD  
Masha Livhits, MD  
Thomas J. Fahey, MD  
Miguel F. Herrera, MD  
Alan Dackiw, MD  
Brenessa Lindeman, MD  
Jesse Pasternak, MD  
Neil Saunders, MD  
Insoo Suh, MD  
Philip Haigh, MD 2021-2024
Barbra Miller, MD (AAES Secretary) 2022-2025
Carmen Solorzano, MD (AAES President) 2023-2024
Vladimir Neychev, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Patrick Weldon, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Fellowship Accreditation Committee  
Raymon Grogan, MD (Chair) 2021-2024
Frederick Drake, MD 2021-2024
Christina Maser, MD 2021-2024
Kelly McCoy, MD 2022-2025
David Velazquez-Fernandez, MD 2022-2025
Alexandria McDow, MD 2023-2026
Jessica Shank, MD 2023-2026
Hunter Underwood, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Tyler Fields, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Sarah Lund, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Barbra Miller, MD (AAES Secretary) 2022-2025
Carmen Solórzano, MD (AAES President) 2023-2024
Jennifer Kuo, MD (Fellowship Committee Chair) 2021-2024
David Hughes, MD (Fellowship Committee Vice Chair) 2023-2024
Global Surgery Interest Group  
Kristin Long, MD  
Guidelines and Emerging Therapeutics Committee   
Scott Wilhelm, MD (Chair) 2023-2026
Insoo Suh, MD 2022-2025
James Wu, MD 2022-2025
Dawn Elfenbein, MD 2022-2025
Douglas Turner, MD 2022-2025
Nicole Zern, MD 2021-2024
Reza Rahbari, MD 2021-2024
Shalini Arora, MD 2023-2026
Naira Baregamian, MD 2023-2026
Hadiza Kazaure, MD 2023-2026
Tanaz Vaghaiwalla, MD 2023-2024
Ki Won Kim, MD 2023-2024
Edwina Moore, MD (Corresponding Member) 2021-2024
James Davis, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Omair Shariq, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Jordan Broekhuis, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Barbra Miller, MD (Officer Liaison) 2022-2025
IT Committee  
David Schneider, MD (Chair) 2023-2026
Yufei Chen, MD 2021-2023
Samira Sadowski, MD 2021-2024
Farah Karipineni, MD 2021-2024
Chee-Chee Stucky, MD 2022-2025
Sean Wrenn, MD 2022-2025
Babak Givi, MD 2023-2026
Avital Harari, MD 2023-2026
Mauricio Sierra-Salazar, MD 2023-2026
Andrea Merrill, MD 2023-2026
Vivek Sant, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Michael Lui, MD (Resident Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Barbra Miller, MD (Officer Liaison) 2022-2025
Liaisons & Representatives  
AACE Liaison: Jyotirmay Sharma, MD 2022-2024
Endocrine Society Liaison: Naris Nilubol, MD 2022-2024
ATA Liaison: Elizabeth Grubbs, MD 2021-2024
ACS Board of Governors: Carmen Solorzano, MD 2018-2024
ACS Board of Governors Alternate: Herbert Chen, MD 2021-2024
Complex General Surgical Oncology Board: Lawrence Kim, MD 2019-2024
Endocrine Section Council of AMA, Specialty and Service Society: Dina Elaraj, MD 2021-2024
ACS NSQIP: Rachel Kelz, MD 2018-2024
Commission on Cancer: Jennifer Rosen, MD 2023-2024
NANETS: James Howe, MD 2019-2024
Focused Practice Designation: Peter Angelos, MD 2020-2023
Cancer Surgery Standards Program Member Organization Representative: Elizabeth Grubbs, MD 2023-2024
Patient Representative: ThyCa, inc: Gary Bloom 2019-2024
Patient Representative: ParaTroupers: Angelia Sherertz 2019-2024
Patient Representative: GDATF: Kimberly Dorris 2019-2024
Local Arrangements Committee  
Sarah Oltmann, MD (Co-Chair) 2023-2024
Ana Islam, MD (Co-Chair) 2023-2024
Brenessa Lindeman, MD 2023-2026
Jessica Fazendin, MD 2023-2026
Vikram Krishnamurthy, MD 2022-2025
Sophie Dream, MD 2023-2024
Cortney Lee, MD 2023-2025
Oliver Fackelmayer, MD 2023-2025
Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD (Program Chair) 2023-2024
Philip Haigh, MD (Program Vice Chair) 2023-2024
Barbra Miller, MD (AAES Secretary) 2022-2025
Membership Committee  
Shaghayegh Aliabadi, MD (Chair) 2021-2024
James Howe, MD 2021-2024
Adrian Harvey, MD 2021-2024
Amy Fox, MD 2022-2025
Sarah Fisher, MD  
Philip Smith, MD  
Kelly Lovell, MD (Affiliate Provider Member) 2022-2024
Nikita Machado, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
David Levine, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Linwah Yip, MD (Officer Liaison) 2023-2026
Nominating Committee  
Allan Siperstein, MD (Chair) 2023-2024
Thomas Fahey, MD 2021-2025
Cord Sturgeon, MD 2022-2025
Carmen Solorzano, MD 2023-2026
Patient Advocacy Committee  
Masha Livhits, MD (Chair) 2021-2024
Lilah Morris-Wiseman, MD (Vice Chair) 2023-2024
Christel McGillicuddy, MD (Affiliate Provider Member) 2022-2024
Lisa LaFay, MD (Affiliate Provider Member) 2022-2024
Jennifer Rosen, MD 2022-2025
Joyce Shin, MD 2021-2024
James Lim, MD 2023-2026
Michael Starks, MD 2023-2026
Jason Glenn, MD 2023-2026
Gary Bloom, MD (Patient Representative) 2018-2024
Tricia Tidwell, MD (Patient Representative) 2018-2024
Mohamad Sidani, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Signe Braafladt, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Barbra Miller, MD (Officer Liaison) 2022-2025
Program Committee  
Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD (Chair) 2023-2024
Philip Haigh, MD (Vice Chair) 2023-2024
Brendan Finnerty, MD 2022-2025
Jesse Pasternak, MD 2022-2025
Tammy Holm, MD 2021-2024
Michael Campbell, MD 2021-2024
Randal Scheri, MD 2021-2024
Paxton Dickson, MD 2022-2025
Colleen Kiernan, MD 2022-2025
Erin Felger, MD 2022-2025
Toni Beninato, MD 2023-2024
Yinin Hu, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Caitlin Finn, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Carmen Solorzano, MD (AAES President) 2023-2024
Kepal Patel, MD (AAES Recorder) 2021-2024
Barbra Miller, MD (AAES Secretary) 2022-2025
Mark Sneider, MD (Poster Chair) 2023-2024

Anna Fashandi, MD (Posters, Candidate Member)

Nancy Cho, MD (DEI Committee Representative)



Research Committee  
Benjamin James, MD (Chair) 2022-2025
Claire Graves, MD (LoGerfo Award Winner) 2023-2026
Irene Min, MD (ThyCa Award Winner) 2022-2024
Priya Dedhia, MD 2022-2025
Brian Untch, MD 2022-2025
Mahsa Javid, MD 2021-2024
Kyle Zanocco, MD 2022-2025
Susan Pitt, MD 2022-2025
Jason Prescott, MD 2022-2025
Dhaval Patel, MD 2023-2026
Carolyn Seib, MD 2023-2026
Rachel Kelz, MD 2023-2026
Bernice Huang, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Jason Liu, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Lina Hu-Bianco, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Lauren Krumeich, MD (Resident/Fellow Member) 2023-2024
Carmen Solorzano, MD (Officer Liaison) 2023-2024
Pan-American Task Force  
Denise Carneiro-Pla, MD (Co-Chair) 2022-2024
David Velázquez Fernández, MD (Co-Chair) 2022-2024
Alberto Molinari, MD 2022-2024
Carlos Cordón, MD 2022-2024
Manuel Elpidio Barajas, MD 2022-2024
Nayvi Espana-Gomez, MD 2022-2024
William Mendez, MD 2022-2024
Erivelto Volpi, MD 2023-2024
Evandro Cezar Vasconcelos, MD 2023-2024
Lauren Krumeich, MD 2023-2024
Jorge Arch-Ferrer, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Rafael Perez-Soto, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024
Shaghayegh Aliabadi, MD (Membership Committee Liaison) 2022-2024
Maria Bates, MD (ESIC Committee Liaison) 2022-2024
Lilah Morris-Wiseman, MD (Patient Advocacy Committee Liaison) 2022-2024
Ankeeta Mehta, MD (Candidate Member) 2023-2024