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.

2023-24 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
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

Timothy J. Wilt, MD, MPH, MACP, FRCP, Immediate Past Chair
Professor of Medicine, Staff Physician
University of Minnesota Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

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

J. Thomas Cross Jr, MD, FAAP, FACP
President and CEO
A-Cross Medicine Reviews
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialty: Infectious Disease

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

Jennifer S. Lin, MD, FACP
Director, Kaiser Permanente Evidence-based Practice Center
Professor, Department of Health Systems Sciences
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
Portland, OR
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Matthew C. Miller, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Gladwyne, PA
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine

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

Douglas K. Owens, MD, MS
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy, School of Medicine
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Health Policy, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Professor of Management Science and Engineering (by courtesy)
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

Paul G. Shekelle, MD, FACP
Staff Physician
Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty: Internal Medicine

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

Michael Maroto, Esq., (public member)
The Maroto Law Group, PC
Media, PA

Janice Tufte (public member)
Public Panel Member
Seattle, WA

Staff Liaison: Amir Qaseem,

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