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Medical Staff Office Committees

Medical Staff Executive Committee
Credentials Committee
Cancer Committee
Patient Care Policy Committee
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

Committee on Practitioner Health
Technology and Therapeutics Committee

 

 Medical Staff Executive Committee

The function of the Medical Staff Executive Committee is to represent and act on behalf of the medical staff in all matters, except those otherwise provided in the medical staff bylaws and to be consistent with The Joint Commission standards. In addition, the Committee receives, coordinates, and acts upon appropriate recommendations of the clinical departments, standing and special committees and any reports deemed necessary or appropriate. The Committee also coordinates activities and policies adopted by the medical staff, the Committee recommends to the Board of Trustees medical staff appointments, reappointments, medical staff categories, department assignments, clinical privileges and disciplinary actions while assuring professional and ethical conduct and competent clinical performance of medical staff members. The Committee also makes recommendations to the CEO on medico-administrative, medical center management and planning matters.

Membership:

Kevin Moriarty, M.D., President - Medical Staff
Michael Albert, M.D.
Evan Benjamin, M.D.
Elizabeth Boyle, M.D.

Roy I. Sittig, M.D.

Holly Mason, M.D

Wayne Duke, M.D.
James Freeman, M.D.

Christine McKiernan, M.D.
William McGee, M.D.
Wilson Mertens, M.D.
Heather Z. Sankey, M.D.

Robert S. Gerstle, M.D.

Niels Rathlev, M.D.
Jeffery Mulhern, M.D.

Deb Provost

 

 Credentials Committee

The function of the Credentials Committee is to coordinate the medical staff credentialing process by analyzing applications, making recommendations and overseeing the maintenance of individual credential files. In addition the Committee is responsible for integrating quality and utilization assessment, monitoring membership, reviewing and recommending to the Medical Staff Executive Committee approval for delineating clinical privileges for providers. The Committee also develops, coordinates and periodically reviews recommendations on the procedures and forms that are utilized in the credentialing process and the design and oversight of the credentialing procedures.

Membership:

Michael Albert, M.D., Chair
Kevin Trombly, D.M.D.
Giovanna M. Crisi, M.D.
Benjamin Freda, M.D.
James B. Khoury, M.D.
James G. Gebhardt, M.D.

Adam Mirot, M.D.
Angel Morales, M.D.
Jay N. Kuhn, M.D.

Jehangir Patel, M.D.
J. Hector Pope, M.D.

 

 Cancer Committee

The functions of the Cancer Committee shall include to monitor the diagnosis, treatment and care of all patients with a cancer diagnosis. In addition the Committee is responsible for developing protocols and making recommendations in relation to the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients. The Committee also provides consultation to health care providers and leadership in the selection of appropriate education offerings while assuring the cancer data system is accurate and effective in the collection, interpretation and dissemination of information.

Membership:

Wilson Mertens, M.D., Chair
Brian Acker, M.D.
Richard Arenas, M.D.
David Bishop, M.D.
Grace Makari-Judson, M.D.
Holly Mason, M.D.
Christopher Otis, M.D.
Matthew Richardson, M.D.
Carlos Valdes, M.D.

 

 Patient Care Policy Committee

The function of the Patient Care Policy Committee is to coordinate, develop or direct the development and review of clinical policies and practices of the Medical Staff and of its special clinical units, and diagnostic and therapeutic support services including for example the operating room recovery room, emergency room, and critical care units; to review and recommend policies and practices regarding medical records and related forms; policies and practices regarding medical-related aspects of infection control; and policies and practices regarding nutrition and dietary services.

Membership:

Robert S. Gerstle, M.D.,Chair
Richard Brown, M.D.
Heather Sankey, M.D.
Niloufar Shoushtari, M.D.

 

 Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee

The function of the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee is to fulfill medical staff responsibilities and functions relating to pharmacy and therapeutics policies and practices.

Membership:

Robert Ajello, M.D., Chair, BFMC
Gregory Braden, M.D.
Richard Brown, M.D.
Alan Bullock, M.D.
Charles Cahill, M.D.
Steven Dunn, M.D.
Richard Gerstein, M.D. Chair, BMLH
Robert Gerstle, M.D.
Gregory Giugliano, M.D.
Thomas Higgins, M.D.
Melissa Johnson, M.D.
Peter Lindenaur, M.D.
Gregory McDonald, M.D.
Wilson Mertens, M.D.
Charles Plant, M.D.
Gary Rockwell, M.D.
Stephen Ryzewicz, M.D., Chair, BMC
Jennifer Schimmel, M.D.
Roy Sittig, M.D.
Anna Tsirka, M.D.
Winthrop Whitcomb, M.D.
Jackson Williams, M.D.

 

 Committee on Practitioner Health

The functions of the Committee on Practitioner Health shall include supporting the Medical Center commitment to providing quality patient care for the members of the community and a safe working environment for Medical Center employees and staff. The Committee shall help identify those Medical Staff members and members of the Medical Center’s Associate Professional Staff with physical or mental impairments, including alcohol or substance abuse, and to facilitate the handling of matters associated with such impairments by making recommendations to the Medical Staff Executive Committee.

Membership:

Lewis Cohen, M.D., Chair
Glenn Alli, M.D.
Evan Benjamin M.D.
Lori Circeo M.D.
Susan DeJoy C.N.M.
Thomas Higgins, M.D.
Jay Kuhn, M.D.
Gary Levine M.D.
Paul Medrek M.D.
Solveig Pflueger, M.D.
John Santoro, M.D.

 

 Technology and Therapeutics Committee

The function of the Technology and Therapeutics Committee includes responsibility for implementing an oversight process to provide a multidisciplinary rigorous review, prioritization, and approval process for new and emerging U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved clinical technologies, clinical interventions, and therapeutics not previously utilized at the Medical Center, and to ensure that the acquisition of new and emergency clinical technologies and interventions is linked to clinical, academic, and financial priorities at the Medical Center.

Membership:

Evan Benjamin, M.D.
David Deaton, M.D.
David Earle, M.D.
Richard Engelman, M.D.
Richard Friedberg, M.D.
Paul Jodka, M.D.
William McGee, M.D.
Jeffrey Mulhern, M.D.
Heather Sankey, M.D.
Marc Schweiger, M.D.
Neal Seymour, M.D.
Stephen Wittenberg, M.D.