American Society of Hematology

Committee on Quality

Committee Roster

Lisa Kristine Hicks, MD, MSc ('19)

Appointed Members
Gregory Abel, MD,MPH ('22)
Adam F. Binder, MD ('22)
Adam Cuker, MD, MS ('21)
Mary Cushman, MD ('19)
Joshua Field, MD ('21)
Michael K. Keng, MD ('22)
Vishal Kukreti, MD,FRCP,MSc ('20)
Wendy Lim, MD,MSc ('19)
Cindy Neunert, MD ('22)
Sarah H. O'Brien, MD ('20)
Julie A. Panepinto, MD,MS ('19)
Anita Rajasekhar, MD ('20)
Ashley E. Rosko, MD ('22)
Elizabeth J. Shpall, MD ('21)
John J. Strouse, MD, PhD ('19)
William A. Wood, MD, MPH ('21)

Ex Officio Members
Stephanie J. Lee, MD, MPH ('20) - President-Elect
Roy L. Silverstein, MD ('19) - President
Martin S. Tallman, MD ('21) - Vice President

Gregory Abel, MD,MPH ('19) - Committee on Communications
Steven L. Allen, MD ('20) - Executive Committee
Craig C. Hofmeister, MD,MPH ('19) - Committee on Communications
Brea C. Lipe, MD ('19) - Committee on Government Affairs
Jori May, MD ('20)
Colleen T. Morton, MD ('19) - Committee on Practice
Menaka Pai, BSc,MD,FRCPC,MSc ('20) - Publications Committee
Julian Sprague, MD, PhD ('19) - Committee on Training
Julie Stakiw, MD, FRCPC ('19) - Member, Committee on Educational Affairs

Staff Liaison
Robert M. Plovnick, MD, MS

Committee Mandate

The Committee on Quality promotes the highest quality care of patients with hematologic diseases and is responsible for overseeing and implementing the ASH Executive Committee-approved quality initiative, including but not limited to the development of clinical practice guidelines; tools and resources to aid dissemination and implementation of the guidelines including pocket guides, teaching slide sets, clinical pathways, patient versions, educational modules, and adaptation efforts; quality performance measures; quality toolkits; educational programming during the ASH annual meeting; promotion of research in quality and health care outcomes among hematologist and others; response to policy-related efforts and representing the Society at quality forums and meetings.


The Committee on Quality oversees the work of the Guideline Oversight Subcommittee, the Quality Measure Oversight Subcommittee, and the Subcommittee on Stewardship and Systems-based Hematology. The Guideline Oversight Subcommittee oversees commissioning and production of clinical practice guidelines and is responsible for assessing gaps in hematologic guidelines in order to determine where ASH needs to promulgate new guidelines and where and how ASH might partner and/or endorse guidelines developed by other organizations. The Quality Measure Oversight Subcommittee coordinates the identification, prioritization, development, and management of a set of quality measures which aim to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of hematology care that patients receive. The Subcommittee on Stewardship and Systems-based Hematology develops programs, publications, and other activities designed to further ASH’s goal of promoting appropriate use of tests and procedures, including, but not limited to, the oversight of all activities related to ASH’s participation in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely campaign.


In order to allow for continual crosscutting dialogue with other standing committees, the Committee on Quality structure includes liaison positions from the following committees:


  • Committee on Communications
  • Committee on Educational Affairs
  • Executive Committee
  • Committee on Government Affairs
  • Publications Committee
  • Committee on Practice
  • Committee on Training
  • Trainee Council

The Chair of the Committee on Quality serves as a liaison member of the Program Committee and is expected to attend the meetings of that committee.


Members of the Committee on Quality are required to attend two meetings per year: one in the spring or summer and another in the fall – both at ASH Headquarters. Committee members also participate in conference calls and workgroups as needed. Committee members may occasionally be called upon to respond to specific requests related to the quality agenda.

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