Immunization Committee

Reports to:

Board of Regents

Charge

Advise the ACP Board of Regents and its committees and councils on adult immunization policy, including payment for vaccines and vaccine administration services, education, especially of new vaccines for adults, and incorporation of immunization services in practice.

Composition (7)

Chair, who is a physician; Vice Chair, who is a Governor; five members (requests for specific types of members will be considered at the time of appointment). The Vice Chair position may be filled by a non-Governor if the Chair is a Governor.

In addition, the Committee shall have a permanent, non-voting guest position for a representative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Terms

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.

2023-24 Members

Vidya Sundareshan, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, Chair (Governor)
Professor and Chief, Infectious Diseases
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL
Specialties: Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine
vsundareshan@siumed.edu

Robert H. Hopkins, Jr., MD, MACP, FAAP, Vice Chair
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
UAMS College of Medicine
Little Rock, AR
Specialty: Internal Medicine
HopkinsRobertH@uams.edu

Colleen Christmas, MD, FACP (Governor)
Director, Primary Care Leadership Track
Associate Professor of Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
cchristm@jhmi.edu

Saba A. Hasan, MD, MACP (Regent)
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Capital Health
Trenton, NJ
Specialty: Internal Medicine
shasan@capitalhealth.org

Alfonso Iorio, MD, PhD, FACP
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact (HEI)
McMaster University
Hamilton, ON
Specialty: Internal Medicine
iorioa@mcmaster.ca

Mana Rao, MD, FACP
Director of Infection Control
Archcare
Saddle River, NJ
Specialty: Internal Medicine
manarao@gmail.com

Yekatherine Rasmussen, MD
Family Medicine Specialist
Adventhealth Orlando
Orlando, FL
Specialty: Internal Medicine
drkathy545@yahoo.com

Jason M. Goldman, MD, FACP (Regent) (ACIP liaison)
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Coral Springs, FL
Specialty: Internal Medicine, Other
goldmanmd@bellsouth.net

Staff Liaison: Amir Qaseem, aqaseem@acponline.org