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Active Liaisons

Every year, AAPM&R is represented on a multitude of activities including focus groups, committees, standing committees, and technical expert panels to influence the ways physicians practice and improve the quality of patient care. Your Academy Liaisons, appointed by the Evidence, Quality, and Performance Committee (EQPC), represent PM&R nationally by sounding the physiatric voice on various topics including a wide variety of conditions and treatments that span the clinical areas of each Member Council. Explore the sections below to find:


Current Liaisons

2019 - Present

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) Workgroup for Hip Fractures in Elderly Patients
    • Thiru Annaswamy, MD

2018 - Present       

  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Measures Advisory Committee (MAC) Advisory Committee
    • Thiru Annaswamy, MD
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Measure Feedback Committee
    • Mark Huang, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for Impact Assessment of CMS Quality and Efficiency Measures
    • K.R. Poduri, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)/ U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) Workgroup for Early Screening for Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors
    • Erik Ensrud, MD and Saloni Sharma, MD
  • Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Expert Consensus Statement on Evaluation and Management of Arrhythmic Risk in Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Joseph Hornyak, MD

2017 - Present   

  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Concussion Management Measure Set Development Workgroup
    • Arthur De Luigi, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis Workgroup
    • Nitin Jain, MD    
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Post-Acute Care/Long-Tem Care Measure Applications Partnership (MAP) Committee
    • Kurtis Hoppe, MD     

2016 - Present

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Performance Measure Development for Surgical Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee (SMOAK) Workgroup
    • Mark I. Ellen, MD
  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Care Coordination Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Samiel Bierner, MD
  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Cancer Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Andrea Cheville, MD and Eric Wisotzky, MD
  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Quality Improvement Advisory Committee
    • Alan Novick, MD    
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) MACRA Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Eric Wisotzky, MD
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) Research Committee on Current Knowledge Gaps and Care Needs for Hospitalized Patients.
    • Bruce Pomeranz, MD    
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Performance Measures Management of ACL Injuries Workgroup
    • Kevin Vincent, MD

2015 - Present

  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Neurology Project
    • Ross Zafonte, MD      

2014 - Present

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Guideline Development Workgroup
    • Mary Catherine Spires, MD        
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Person & Family Centered Care Standing Committee
    • Samuel Bierner, MD
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Primary Care and Chronic Illness (formerly MSK) Standing Committee
    • Thiru Annaswamy, MD and Chris Visco, MD

American College of Surgeons / Coalition for Quality in Geriatric Surgery
Richard D. Zorowitz, MD, Representative

American College of Surgeons / Geriatric Trauma Initiative
Dale C. Strasser, MD, Representative

American Geriatric Society / Council of Surgical Subspecialties
Patrick M. Kortebein, MD, Liaison

American Medical Association / House of Delegates
Susan Lee Hubbell, MD, Chair, Delegate
Stuart J. Glassman, MD, Delegate

American Medical Association / Opioid Task Force
Ameet S. Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd, Official Representative  


American Medical Association / Pain Care Coalition
Erik Shaw, DO, Official Representative  


American Medical Association / Resident/Fellow Section

Julie E. Witkowski, MD, Representative


American Medical Association / Scope of Practice Partnership
Susan Lee Hubbell, MD, Liaison

American Medical Association / RUC Advisor

Matthew J. Grierson, MD, RUC Advisor
Barry S. Smith, MD, Alternate RUC Advisor

American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Advisor
Annie Purcell, DO, CPT Advisor

American Medical Association / Young Physicians Section
Carlo Milani, MD, MBA

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Gregory M. Worsowicz, MD, MBA

Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation, Inc.
Dennis Matthews, MD, Representative

Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF)
Steve M. Gnatz, MD, Representative

Commission on Cancer
Eric M. Wisotzky, MD

Joint Commission Hospital Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC)
Barry S. Smith, MD, Representative

Joint Commission Long Term Care Professional and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC)
Jeanne G. Doherty, MD, Representative

Joint Commission on Sports Medicine & Science (JCSMS)
Jonathan Halperin, MD, Representative

National Quality Forum
Kurtis M. Hoppe, MD, Liaison

Paralyzed Veterans of America/Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine
Jeffrey A. Strommen, MD, Representative

Physicians Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI)
John Lesher, MD, MPH MD, Primary Representative

Spine Intervention Society – Multi-Society Pain Workgroup
Annie Purcell, DO
Scott Horn, DO

United States Bone & Joint Initiative (USBJI) - Burden of Musculoskeletal Disease Publication
Jonathan S. Kirschner, M.D. RMSK, Steering Committee