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Membership Benefits
ACS
Safe Pain Control

Opioid Task Force

Meet the professionals dedicated to safe and effective pain control.

Members

Ajit K Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC
Director, 鶹ýDivision of Education

P. Miller Ashman, MD, FACS
University of Rochester Medical Center
Advisory Council for Urology

Dawn Coleman, MD
University of Michigan
鶹ýYoung Fellows Association
Advisory Council for Vascular Surgery

Paul Conlon, PharmD, JD
SVP, Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer
Trinity Health

Alan Dardik, MD, FACS, FAHA
Vascular Surgery
VA Connecticut Healthcare

Sean Dowdy, MD, FACS
Mayo Clinic
Advisory Council for Gynecology and Obstetrics

Susan E. Downey, MD, FACS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Advisory Council for Plastic Surgery

Andra Duncan, MD, FACS
London Health Sciences Centre
Victoria Hospital, London, ON
Advisory Council for Vascular Surgery

Jeffrey Michael Durthaler, MS, RPh
National Center for Chronic Disease
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Paul A. Edwards, MD, FACS
Henry Ford Health System
Advisory Council for Ophthalmic Surgery

Bridget Fahy, MD, FACS
University of New Mexico Cancer Center

Linda Groah, RN, MSN, FAAN
Executive Director, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Kristy Hawley, MD
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
RAS-鶹ýOpioid Survey Working Group

Joseph Hsu, MD, FACS
Carolinas Medical Center
Advisory Council for Orthopedic Surgery

Kathryn A. Hughes, MD, FACS
Cape Cod Healthcare

Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS
The University of Chicago
Advisory Council for Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dennis Kraus, MD, FACS
Northwell Health System
Advisory Council for Otolaryngology

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS
University of Pennsylvania Health System
鶹ýBoard of Regents

Joann Lohr MD, FACS
St. Francis-St. George Hospital
Advisory Council for Vascular Surgery

Viraj Master, MD, PhD, FACS
Emory University
Advisory Council for Urology

Rita K. Noonan, PhD
Health System and Trauma Systems Branch, Center of Disease Control and Prevention
Emory University

James T. O’Donnell, PharmD, FCP, ABCP, FACN, RPH
Rush University Medical Center

Deborah A. Pasko, PharmD, MHA
American Society of Hospital Pharmacists

James B. Ray, PharmD, CPE
University of Iowa

David Rice, MB, BCH, BAO, FRCSI
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Michael D. Sarap, MD, FACS
Southeastern Ohio Physicians, Inc.
Advisory Council for Rural Surgery

Jonah Stulberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS
University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston, McGovern Medical School
Advisory Council for General Surgery

Cornelius Thiels, DO, MBA
Mayo Clinic
Advisory Council for General Surgery

Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Hernia Center
Board of Governors, Patient Education Committee

William Welch, MD, FACS, FICS
Pennsylvania Hospital
Advisory Council for Neurosurgery

Elizabeth Wick, MD, FACS
University of California, San Francisco
Advisory Council for Colon and Rectal Surgery

Hale Wills, MD, FACS
Brown University Hasbro Children’s Hospital
Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery

Members of this task force also represented the following groups:

鶹ý Advisory Councils

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Rural Surgery
  • Urology

American Pediatric Surgical Association

American Society of Hospital Pharmacists

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Society of Gynecologic Surgeons

Trinity Health System

鶹ýStaff

Kathleen Heneghan PhD, MSN, RN
Assistant Director, Patient Education
Division of Education

Tarra Barot, PhD
Manager, Opioids and Surgery Program
Division of Education

Amanda Bruggeman
Program Coordinator, Patient Education
Division of Education

Mark Peterson
Administrative Associate, Advisory Councils
Division of Member Services

Christian Shalgian
Director, Division of Advocacy and Health Policy

Regional Anesthesia Course Members

Scott Karlan, MD, FACS
Cedars-Siani
West Hollywood, CA

Debby Keller, MD, FACS
Lankenau Medical Center,
Wynnewood, PA

Jarrod Kaufman, MD, FACS
Premier Surgical and Premier Vein Center, Llc
Brick, NJ

Stefan Scholz, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Jonah Stulberg, MD, PhD, MPH, FACS
University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston, McGovern Medical School
Advisory Council for General Surgery