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Clinical Guidelines Committee

The College appoints CGC committee members for one-year terms, renewable for a total of four years. Committee members are internists with expertise in primary care, health care administration, and medical and health services research.

How ACP Develops Clinical Policy Papers

ACP continually refines and enhances its methodology for developing evidence-based guidelines and guidance statements.

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Disclosure of Interests for Clinical Guidelines Committee

Disclosure of Interests for all members and ACP staff are reported, discussed, and resolved at the start of each Clinical Guidelines Committee meeting and conference call.

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Reports to:

Board of Regents


To oversee the development of and recommend guidelines that will improve the practice of medicine.

Composition (14-15)

Chair, who is an ACP member physician; two public members, Vice Chair and ten additional members. Strive for representation from among the members of the Board of Regents. Immediate Past Chair shall serve for 1 year after his/her term expiration as a Chair, with no reappointment (maximum of 1 year).


One-year, renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless additional time is approved by the Chair, BOR. Immediate Past Chair shall serve a maximum of 1 additional year.

2020-21 Members

Timothy J. Wilt, MD, MPH, MACP, Chair
Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Staff Physician, Minnesota VAHCS
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty: IM

Devan L. Kansagara, MD, FACP, Vice Chair
Associate Professor of Medicine at the VA Portland Health Care System
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR
Specialty: IM

Pelin Batur, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute
Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Akron, OH
Specialty: IM

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP (Regent)
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Education
Oregon Health & Science University
Staff Physician
Portland VA Medical Center
Portland, OR
Specialty: IM

Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS, FACP
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty: IM

Nick Fitterman, MD, MACP, SFHM
Executive Director
Huntington Hospital
Vice Chair, Hospital Medicine
North shore - LIJ
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hofstra University School of Medicine
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY
Specialties: IM, Hospital Medicine

Lauri A. Hicks, DO
Atlanta, Ga
Specialty: ID

Jennifer S. Lin, MD, MCR, FACP
Director, Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center
Investigator, The Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Portland, OR
Specialty: IM

Reem A. Mustafa, MD, MPH, PhD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Director, Outcomes and Implementation Research
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS
Specialties: IM, NEP, Preventive Medicine

Jeffrey A. Tice, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Specialty: IM

Sandeep Vijan, MD
HSR&D Field Program
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialty: IM, Hospital Medicine

John W. Williams Jr., MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry
Senior Science Advisor, Durham Evidence Synthesis Program
Duke Medicine
Durham, North Carolina
Specialty: IM

Michael Maroto, Esq.
The Maroto Law Group, P.C.
Media, PA

Janice Tufte
Seattle, WA

Staff Liaison: Amir Qaseem