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).

The President and Chair of the Board of Regents are invited to attend in-person meetings as guests.


Chair, Vice Chair, and members serve one-year terms renewable up to three times for a total of four years, unless extended by the Chair, Board of Regents. Immediate Past Chair shall serve a maximum of one additional year.

2024-25 Members

Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, MS, MACP, Chair
Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Lauri A. Hicks, DO, FACP, Vice Chair
Coordinator, Medical Product Safety
Director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Decatur, GA

Ethan M. Balk, MD, MPH
Professor, Health Services Research, Policy & Practice
Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health
Brown University School of Public Health

Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP, FRCP
Professor of Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

J. Thomas Cross, Jr., MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP
Contract Physician, Ochsner Health
President, A-Cross Medicine Reviews
Colorado Springs, CO

Nick Fitterman, MD, MACP, SFHM
Executive Director, Huntington Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine Hofstra/Northwell
Northport, NY

Amy M. Linsky, MD, MSc
General Internal Medicine
Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, and New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
VA Boston Healthcare System
Boston, MA

Matthew C. Miller, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Penn Medicine
Gladwyne, PA

Adam J. Obley, MD, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, OHSU
Associate Chief of Staff for Community Care
VA Portland Health Care System
Portland, OR

Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS, FACP
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy, School of Medicine
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

Paul G. Shekelle, MD, PhD, MPH, FACP
Staff Physician
Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Jeffrey A. Tice, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Johanna Lewis, Public Member
Little Rock, AR

Michael Maroto, JD, MBA, Public Member
The Maroto Law Group, PC
Media, PA

Staff Liaison: Amir Qaseem,

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