The Academy’s committees and sub-committees  are organized to facilitate communication and efficiency. Following is the current structure and a brief description of duties for each.

I. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

  • AFMA Sub-Committee
  • Credentials & Examination Sub-Committee
  • Legal, Ethics & Grievances Sub-Committee
  • Development Sub-Committee

II. CME COMMITTEE

  • Education & Scientific Organizing Sub-Committee
  • Scholarship & Awards Sub-Committee
  • Journal Sub-Committee

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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

  • Chair: Mark Perlmutter, MD
  • Vice-Chair: R. Blaine Rawson, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Craig Clark, MD

Members:

  • Tariq Lamki, MD
  • Quirico Torres, MD
  • David Weiss, DO
  • Lucia Zamorano, MD

Duties: Recruit new members. Review and approve new membership applications. Suggest membership drive initiatives.


AFMA SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Chair: Charles Xeller, MD
  • Vice Chair: Quirico Torres, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Craig Clark, MD

Members:

  • Anca Bereanu, MD
  • Maxime Coles, MD
  • Sudhir Rao, MD

Duties: To oversee the activities of the American Federation of Medical Accreditation.


CREDENTIALS & EXAMINATION SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Chair: Sudhir Rao, MD
  • Vice-Chair: Maxime Coles, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Craig Clark, MD

Members:

  • Anca Bereanu, MD
  • Richard Pearl, MD
  • Corey Ruth, MD
  • Emile Wakim, MD
  • Lucia Zamorano, MD

Duties: Verify and approve all new member and board certification  applications along with documentation and credentials provided therein. Develop, evaluate and suggest modifications as needed for requirements of membership and board certification. Produce and assist with board examination process. Review and update exam material.


LEGAL,
 ETHICS & GRIEVANCE SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Chair: David Wren, MD
  • Vice-Chair: Manuel Alzugaray, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Craig Clark, MD

Members:

  • Gene Bolles, MD
  • Stephen Earle, MD
  • Khosrow Maleki, MD
  • Robert Mathews, MD

Duties: Review ethics related complaints concerning members or grievances concerning an active member of AANOS. Make recommendations to Board of Directors regarding submitted complaint or grievance. Conduct review of legal matters that may arise and make appropriate recommendation to the Board of Directors for necessary action.


DEVELOPMENT SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Chair: David Weiss, DO
  • Vice-Chair: David Wren, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Craig Clark, MD

Members:

  • Tariq Lamki, MD
  • Mark Perlmutter, MD
  • Quirico Torres, MD
  • Paul Wakim, MD
  • Lucia Zamorano, MD

Duties: Develop means to raise additional income for AANOS and its programs. Suggest annual charity fund raisers and charity benefactors. Suggest ways to market the AANOS through public relations strategies utilizing the media. 



CME COMMITTEE

  • Chair: Sudhir Rao, MD
  • Vice Chair: Lucia Zamorano, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Craig Clark, MD

Members:

  • Anca Bereanu, MD
  • Maxime Coles, MD
  • Jeffrey Epstein, MD

Duties: Oversee all planning, production and evaluation of educational activities.


EDUCATION & SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZING SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Co-Chairs: Maxime Coles, MD and Lucia Zamorano, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Craig Clark, MD

Members:

  • Jeffrey Epstein, MD
  • Mark Perlmutter, MD
  • Charles Xeller, MD

Duties: Recruit possible speakers, exhibitors and sponsors for scientific meetings. Assist in the development of needs assessment and educational objectives. Review and analysis of meeting improvement process. Continual communication with AANOS staff regarding progress on recruitment of speakers, suggest procedural improvements and other meeting related duties as determined by the Chair of the Board and the CME Committee. Develop and produce additional avenues to educate physicians in the fields of neurological and orthopaedic medicine and surgery and related fields.


SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS  SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Chair: David Weiss, DO
  • Vice-Chair: Quirico Torres, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Craig Clark, MD

Members:

  • Robert Mathews, MD
  • R. Blaine Rawson, MD
  • David Wren, MD

Duties: Recruit possible scholarship recipients. Raise money for the Scholarship fund in cooperation with the Development Committee. Review and verify scholarship applicants. Announce scholarship recipient(s) during the scientific meeting. Develop new ways to market the scholarship program and attract more scholarship participants. Review and consideration of possible candidates for other awards such as the Lifetime Achievement Award for further consideration by Board of Directors.


JOURNAL SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Chair: Manuel Alzugaray, MD
  • Vice-Chair: Mark Perlmutter, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Charles Xeller, MD (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Ex-Officio: Craig Clark, MD

Members:

  • Gene Bolles, MD
  • John Frenz, MD
  • Stephen Weiss, MD
  • Lucia Zamorano, MD

Duties: Recruit articles and advertisers for the journal. Review and correct all submitted articles for publication. Yearly evaluation of the journal to update and improve the educational value and content.



BUDGET and FINANCE COMMITTEE

  • Chair: Lucia Zamorano, MD
  • Vice-Chair: David Wren, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Craig Clark, MD

Members:

  • Gene Bolles, MD
  • Jeffrey Epstein, MD
  • Sudhir Rao, MD
  • Charles Xeller, MD

Duties: Review all financial information provided by the AANOS outside accounting firm. Present yearly financial reports and budget to the Board Directors. Develop and suggest to the Board of Directors appropriate invest policies and practices to conserve assets as well as earn additional revenue.