Committees

Directory –  2019-2020 Committees

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Awards/Nominating Committee

This committee nominates members for national ACEP awards, nominates a member to receive the Bill B. Smiley Meritorious Service Award, the ICEP Meritorious Service Award, and other occasional awards. The Committee coordinates presentation of ICEP awards at the ICEP Spring Symposium and develops methods to recognize chapter members for exemplary service.

The Committee develops slates of candidates for election to various ICEP leadership positions, including Board of Directors, councilors, and officers.

The Committee members are:

Henry Pitzele, MD, FACEP, Chair
Debra Baines, MD, FACEP
Dayle Davenport, MD
Cai Glushak, MD, FACEP
Janet Lin, MD, MPH, MBA, FACEP
Christopher McDowell, MD, MBA, MS, FACEP
Meeta Shah, MD
Edward Sloan, MD, MPH, FACEP

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee recommends amendments to ICEP bylaws, and assures that ICEP bylaws are consistent with those of national ACEP and Illinois law.

The Committee members are:

Janet Lin, MD, MPH, MBA, FACEP, Chair
Christine Babcock, MD, MSc, FACEP
Yanina Purim-Shem-Tov, MD, MS, FACEP,

Educational Meetings Committee

ICEP presents excellent continuing medical education programs throughout the year that are monitored and developed by this committee. Examples of educational courses offered are the Spring Symposium,Emergency Medicine Update, Oral Board Review Course, and Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab.

The Committee members are:

Janet Lin, MD, MPH, MBA, FACEP, Chair
Thomas Alcorn, MD, FACEP
James Ahn, MD, FACEP
Dhara Amin, MD
Christine Babcock, MD, MSc, FACEP
Galeta Clayton, MD
Christopher Colbert, DO, FACEP, FACOEP
Kristen Donaldson, MD, MPH
Wes Eilbert, MD, FACEP
Erik Frost, DO
Rodney Fullmer, DO
Katarzyna Gore, MD
Michael Gottlieb, MD, RDMS
Asma Hashim, DO
Kathleen Hegarty, MD
Matthew Kuhns, MD
Christina Long, MD, FACEP
Christopher McDowell, MD, MBA, MEd, MS, FACEP – Board Liaison
Alisa McQueen, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Jared Novack, MD, FACEP
S. Margaret Paik, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Joseph Palter, MD
Lauren Pierce, MD
Liza M. Pilch, MD, MBA, FACEP
Shana Ross, DO
Helen Straus, MD, MS, FACEP
Tina Sundaram, MD
Katie VanNatta, DO
Deborah Weber, MD, FACEP

EM Board Review Intensive Course Committee

ICEP’s successful EM Board Review Intensive Course is held each fall and is designed to assist physicians seeking board certification or recertification in emergency medicine. This committee works to develop the course curriculum and syllabus as well as plan the direction the course should take from year to year.

The Committee members are:

Henry Pitzele, MD, FACEP, Chair
James Waymack, MD, FACEP, Co-Chair
Brian Barbas, MD, FACEP
Teresa Davis, MD
Scott Heinrich, MD, FACEP
Theresa Nguyen, MD, FACEP
Meeta Shah, MD
Henry Swoboda, MD

EMS Committee

This committee develops, supports and implements ICEP positions on EMS issues including paramedic licensure, medical control, trauma center designation, and leadership in EMS systems. The committee coordinates the activities of the Illinois EMS Forum and the Illinois EMS Medical Directors group.

The Committee members are:

Kenneth Pearlman, MD, FACEP, Chair
David Hassard, MD, FACEP, Co-Chair
Brandon Bleess, MD, EMT-T
Kurt Bloomstrand, MD
Mark E. Cichon, DO, FACEP, FACOEP
Benjamin Feinzimer, MD, FACEP
Scott C. French, MD, FACEP
Susan M. Fuchs, MD, FACEP
Cai Glushak, MD, FACEP
Louis Hondros, DO
Matt Jordan, MD, FACEP
Jason Kegg, MD, FACEP – Board Liaison
Max Koenigsberg, MD, FACEP
Jeremy Lott, DO
Michael Pearlman, MD, FACEP
Jane Pearson, MD, FACEP
Valerie J. Phillips, MD, FACEP
Calloway Pichette, MD
Art Proust, MD, FACEP
Matthew Smetana, DO
Jon Strotkamp, DO
Katie Tataris, MD, FACEP
Hashim Zaidi, MD

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reviews and recommends ICEP’s financial policies. ICEP’s budget, financial statements, investments and investment policies are all supervised by this committee as well as any budget modifications to be brought before the Board of Directors.

The Committee members are:

Henry Pitzele, MD, FACEP, Chair
Amit Arwindekar, MD, MBA, FACEP
Paul E. Casey, MD, FACEP
Cai Glushak, MD, FACEP
Janet Lin, MD, MPH, MBA, FACEP
Christopher McDowell, MD, MBA, MS, FACEP
Steven Parkes, MD, MBA, FACEP
Douglas A. Propp, MD, MS, FACEP
Edward P. Sloan, MD, MPH, FACEP
Michael S. Wahl, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Ernest Wang, MD, FACEP,
Edward J. Ward, MD, MPH, FACEP
Jack Wu, MD, FACEP
Hashim Zaidi, MD

ITLS Illinois Advisory Committee

ICEP serves as the Illinois chapter of  International Trauma Life Support (ITLS). The Advisory Committee coordinates ITLS and its members conduct ITLS basic and advanced provider and instructor training programs throughout the state.

The Committee members are:

Arthur Proust, MD, FACEP, Chair
Brandon Bleess, MD, EMT-T
Eric Brandmeyer, RN, EMT-P
Nicholas Fish, RN, BSN
Danelle Geraci, EMT-P
Marilyn Hallock, MD, MS, FACEP
Louis Hondros, DO
Jason Kegg, MD, FACEP
Edward Kemnitz, EMT-P
Napoleon Knight, MD, FACEP, FAAPL – Board Liaison
Greg Love, NRP
Rosemary McGinnis, RN
David Meiners, EMT-P
Matt Moyes, BSN, RN, TNS, NRP I/C, CCEMT-P, ASM-C

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee works to develop services to members and potential members of ICEP. Membership recruitment and retention are among the committee’s objectives. For membership information, see this site’s Membership Information page.

The Committee members are:

Paul Casey, MD, FACEP, Chair
Debra Baines, MD, FACEP
Casey Collier, MD
Matthew Kuhns, MD
Christopher McDowell, MD, MBA, MEd, MS, FACEP
Liza M. Pilch, MD, MBA, FACEP
Thomas Spiegel, MD, MBA, MS, FACEP

Patient and Physician Advocacy Committee

The ICEP Patient and Physician Advocacy Committee is one of ICEP’s most active committees. The committee supports ICEP’s political action committee and key contact network with state legislators. Key issues are identified for action and strategies are developed to ensure a positive practice environment for emergency physicians and maintain the quality of care for emergency department patients. For more information, see Legislative Information page. The committee is also designed to increase public awareness of ICEP, emergency medicine and emergency medicine issues. The committee plans special activities and projects to promote the interests of emergency medicine.

The Committee members are:

Yanina Purim-Shem-Tov, MD, MS, FACEP, Chair
Sobia Ansari, MD, MPH
Amit Arwindekar, MD, MBA, FACEP
James DeVries, MD
Adnan Hussain, MD
Zach Jarou, MD
Amy Kule, MD, FACEP
George Lew, MD, PhD, FACEP
Rebecka Lopez, MD, FACEP
John Moustoukas, MD
Susan Nedza, MD, MBA, FACEP
Jenna Nikolaides, MD, MA, FACEP
Henry Pitzele, MD, FACEP
Adam Rodos, MD, FACEP
Justine Seidenfeld, MD
Archana Shah, MD, MBA
Willard Sharp, MD, PhD, FACEP
William P. Sullivan, DO, JD, FACEP
Michael S. Wahl, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Jack Wu, MD, FACEP
Elif Yucebay, MD
Molly Rockford, Consultant

Practice Management Committee

The Practice Management Committee develops, supports and advocates ICEP’s positions on practice management issues. Committee members educate payors about the unique role of emergency medicine and provide information and education to members on reimbursement, pension/retirement and other practice management issues.

The Committee members are:

Mila Felder, MD, FACEP, Chair
Sunil Arora, MD, MBA, FACEP
Amit Arwindekar, MD, MBA, FACEP
Kyle Delbar, MD
Mitchell Kentor, MD
Michael Logan, MD
Shannon Lovett, MD, FACEP
Laura Napier, MD, FACEP
Susan Nedza, MD, MBA, FACEP
Joseph Palter, MD
Henry Pitzele, MD, FACEP
Yanina Purim-Shem-Tov, MD, MS, FACEP
Tehreem Rehman, MD
Thomas Spiegel, MD, MBA, MS, FACEP
William P. Sullivan, DO, JD, FACEP
Jack Wu, MD, FACEP
Leslie Zun, MD, FACEP

Research Committee

The Research Committee conducts a scientific papers and posters presentation at the ICEP Annual Meeting, is sponsoring a resident research grant program, and surveys Illinois Emergency Departments about their research projects.

The Committee members are:

Shu Chan, MD, MS, FACEP, Chair
Neeraj Chhabra, MD
Casey Collier, MD, FACEP
Wesley Eilbert, MD, FACEP
Marilyn Hallock, MD, MS, FACEP
Mark Mycyk, MD, FACEP, FACMT
Peter Serina, MD
Willard Sharp, MD, PhD, FACEP – Board Liaison
Edward Sloan, MD, MPH, FACEP

Social Emergency Medicine Committee

The Social Emergency Medicine Committee aims to foster awareness of the social determinants of health, with an emphasis on advocacy and policy change, education, and research. Committee members focus on decreasing health disparities in emergency care through systematic interventions that address the social context of patients in urban, rural and international settings.

The Committee members are:

Sukhi Bains, MD, Chair
Kim Stanford, MD, Chair
Sobia Ansari, MD
Sunil Arora, MD, MBA, FACEP
Galeta Clayton, MD
Kristen Donaldson, MD, MPH
Vidya Eswaran, MD
Katarzyna Gore, MD
Pilar Guerrero, MD
Steve Holtsford, MD, FACEP
Bailee Jacobsen, DO
Max Koenigsberg, MD, FACEP
Alexandra Mason, MD
Quincy Moore, MD
Pallavi Mukherji
Robert Needleman, MD
Jenna Nikolaides, MD, MA, FACEP
Theresa Nguyen, MD, FACEP
S. Margaret Paik, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Harrison Pidgeon, MD
Peter Serina, MD
Nupur Shah, DO
Leah Skjei, MD, FACEP
Edward Sloan, MD, MPH, FACEP
Henry Swoboda, MD
Qi Charles Zhang, MD

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