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Clinical Guidelines Committee

The mission of the Clinical Guidelines Committee (CGC) is to oversee the development of guidelines that will improve the practice of medicine.

The CGC will provide advice, assistance, and direction to the Education Committee and to the staff of Clinical Policy in the development and implementation of College guidelines. The CGC will make recommendations: regarding appropriate clinical practices to be embodied in evidence-based guidelines; guidance on the appropriate use of these guidelines; development of new methods to enhance College guideline application to clinical practice; and identification of technology assessment issues pertinent to the College and internal medicine.

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.

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.

View the most recent Disclosure of Interests.

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.

2018-19 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

Mary Ann Forciea, MD, MACP, Immediate Past Chair
Clinical Associate Professor
University of PA Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties: IM, GER

Carolyn J. Crandall, MD, FACP
Los Angeles, CA
Specialty: IM

Nick Fitterman, MD, FACP, SFHM, Vice Chair
Vice Chair, Hospital Medicine
Dept. of 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

CAPT Lauri A. Hicks, DO
Atlanta, Ga

Carrie A. Horwitch, MD, MPH, FACP (Regent)
Clinical Associate Professor
Virginia Mason Medical
Seattle, WA
Specialties:  IM, HIV Care

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

Robert M. McLean, MD, FACP
Full-Time Private Practice
Northeast Medical Group of Yale-New Haven Health System
Associate Clinical Professor
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Specialties: IM, RHU

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

Jairo H. Roa, MD, FACP
Bogota, Colombia
Specialties: PUL, IM

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

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

Janice Tufte
Seattle, WA

Staff Liaison: Amir Qaseem