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Past Academy Liaisons

2018

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)/OptumLabs Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group for Serious-Illness Measure Development of Pain Management Measure for Patients with Dementia or Multiple Chronic Diseases
    • Erik Ensrud, MD

2017

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/Acumen MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measure - Non-Spine Musculoskeletal Disease Management Subcommittee
    • Andrew Gordon, MD and Kirk Whetstone, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/RTI Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Quality Reporting Programs (QRP) Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Kurtis Hoppe, MD

2016

  • Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) Cardiovascular Conditions Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Carmen Terzic, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Voting Panel
    • Atul T. Patel, MD    
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/RTI Development of Functional Outcome Quality Measures for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Azlan Tariq, DO
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Child Neurology Measure Development Workgroup
    • Amy Houtrow, MD
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Optimizing Methods to Collect and Analyze a Patient-Reported Measure of Physical Function in an Integrated Healthcare System Orthopaedic Service Line Advisory Panel
    • Thiru Annaswamy, MD

2015

  • Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) Management of Adults with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline Development Workgroup
    • David Ripley, MD
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Physician Roundtable to discuss unmet evidence needs of the physician community, and advise us on dissemination strategies to ensure uptake of PCORI findings in practice
    • Thiru Annaswamy, MD
  •  The Joint Commission Total Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement Technical Advisory Panel (TEP)
    • Thiru Annaswamy, MD

  • RAND IMPACT Act 2014 Focus Group
    • John Melvin, MD and Kenneth Adams, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary Measure Development Technical Panel Expert (TEP)     
    • Kurt Hoppe, MD
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) Pediatric Quality Measure Development Committee
    • Amy Houtrow, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Discharge to Community Measure Development Technical Advisory Panel (TEP) 
    • Subhadra Nori, MD 
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation Measurement Set Update Workgroup Chair
    •  Steven Flanagan, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Stroke and Stroke Rehabilitation Measurement Set Update Workgroup
    • Richard Harvey, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Drug Reconciliation Measure Development Technical Expert Panel (TEP)   
    • K. R. Poduri, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome AUC Writing Panel
    • Robert Werner, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Hip Fractures in the Elderly AUC Voting Panel
    • Hilary Siebens, MD and Thiru Annaswamy, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/RTI/Abt Potentially Preventable Readmissions Measure Development Technical Expert Panel (TEP) 
    • Greg Worsowicz, MD
  • American Medical Association (AMA) Pain Management CME Development Panel
    • Sayed Wahezi, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Dementia Measure Update Work Group
    • Dale C. Strasser, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Parkinson's Disease Measure Update Work Group
    • Christina Marciniak, MD

2014

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries AUC Voting Panel
    • Kevin Vincent, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Hip Fractures in the Elderly Measure Development Work Group
    • Kevin Means, MD
  • The Joint Commission Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement Technical Advisory Panel
    • Thiru Annaswamy, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Hip Fractures AUC Writing Panel
    • Michael C. Munin, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Guideline Update Panel
    • Atul T. Patel, MD
  • North American Spine Society (NASS) Low Back Pain Guideline Development Work Group
    • Matthew Smuck, MD
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) TBI Guideline Development Work Group
    • Steven Flanagan, MD and Stuart Glassman, MD
  • American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Hand, Wrist, and Forearm Disorders Guideline Update Panel
    • Jason Zaremski, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) ACL Injuries AUC Writing Panel
    • Daniel Herman, MD
  • Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Fibromyalgia Systematic Review - Peer Review
    • Martin Grabois, MD
  • Spine Intervention Society (SIS) Sacroiliac Interventions AUC Rating Panel
    • Gwendolyn Sowa, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) MS Measure Development Work Group
    • K. R. Poduri, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/Quality Improvement Projects (QIP) PQRS # 182 Measure Review Technical Expert
    • Deepthi Saxena, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/Quality Improvement Projects (QIP) PQRS #131 Measure Review Technical Expert Panel
    • Deepthi Saxena, MD

2013

  • Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)/Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Noninvasive Treatments for LBP CER Refinement Project
    • Thiru Annaswamy, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) ACL Guideline Review Pane
    • Jay Smith, MD
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)/RTI Functional Outcomes Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
    • Richard Riggs, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Muscular Dystrophy Measure Development Work Group
    • Robert Rinaldi, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Non-Arthroplasty Treatment of OA of the Knee AUC Review Panel
    • William M. Jones, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Non-Arthroplasty Treatment of OA of the Knee AUC Voting Panel
    • Kevin Vincent, MD
  • RAND Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis AUC Expert Panel
    • Gwendolyn Sowa, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Headache Measure Development Work Group
    • Thomas Watanabe, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Imaging for Knee Pain AUC Writing Panel
    • Troy Henning, DO
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Imaging for Shoulder Pain AUC Writing Panel
    • Nitin Jain, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Rotator Cuff AUC Voting Panel
    • Nitin Jain, MD
  • Brain Trauma Foundation Concussion Definition Consortium
    • Steven Flanagan, MD

2012

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Treatment of OA of the Knee Guideline Review Panel
    • D. J. Kennedy, MD
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Prevention of Neural Injury Associated w/Epidural Injection of Corticosteroids Guideline Review Panel
    • William Sullivan, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Treatment of OA of the Knee AUC Writing Panel
    • Mark I. Ellen, MD
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) ACL Injuries Guideline Development Work Group
    • Mark I. Ellen, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) TBI Guideline Review Panel
    • Camiolo Reddy & Brain Greenwald, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) MS Guideline Review Panel
    • Patrica Nance, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) ALS Measure Development Work Group
    • Gregory Carter, MD
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Neuropathy Measure Development Work Group
    • Stephen Kishner, MD 
  • Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH)/National Institute on Aging (NIA)/Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sarcopenia Consensus Summit
    • Patrick Kortebein, MD
  • Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI)
    • D. J. Kennedy, MD

 2011

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Hip Fracture in the Elderly Guideline Development Workgroup
    • Thiru Annaswamy, MD
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Ultrasound Guided Procedures Guideline Development Workgroup
    • Jonathan Finnoff, DO
  • American Cancer Society Prospective Model of Care for Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Roundtable Meeting
    • Michael Stubblefield, MD
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance
    • Andre Shiller, MD