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

III. BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE


As of June 25, 2018 committee composition was as follows:

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

  • Chair: Maxime Coles, MD
  • Vice-Chair: R. Blaine Rawson, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Mark Perlmutter, MD

Members:

  • Naga Suresh Cheppalli, MD
  • Tariq Lamki, MD
  • David Weiss, DO
  • William Welch, MD

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


AFMA SUB-COMMITTEE

  • Chair: Craig Clark, MD
  • Vice Chair: Lucia Zamorano, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Mark Perlmutter, MD

Members:

  • Anca Bereanu, MD
  • Maxime Coles, MD
  • Sudhir Rao, MD
  • Charles Xeller, 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: Mark Perlmutter, MD

Members:

  • Anca Bereanu, 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: Mark Perlmutter, MD

Members:

  • Clara Raquel Epstein, MD
  • Jeffrey Epstein, MD
  • James St. Ville, MD
  • Lucia Zamorano, 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: Mark Perlmutter, MD

Members:

  • Tariq Lamki, MD
  • Emile Wakim, MD
  • Charles Xeller, 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: Jeffrey Epstein, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Mark Perlmutter, MD

Members:

  • Anca Bereanu, MD
  • Maxime Coles, MD
  • Clara Raquel Epstein, MD
  • William Welch, 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: Mark Perlmutter, MD

Members:

  • Naga Suresh Cheppalli, MD
  • Clara Raquel Epstein, MD
  • Jeffrey Epstein, MD
  • David Weiss, 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: Robert Mathews, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Mark Perlmutter, MD

Members:

  • Craig Clark, MD
  • R. Blaine Rawson, MD
  • Asem Salma, MD
  • William Welch, 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: Charles Xeller, MD (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Vice-Chair: Manuel Alzugaray, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Mark Perlmutter, MD

Members:

  • Craig Clark, MD
  • John Frenz, MD
  • Asem Salma, 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: Raymond B. Rawson, MD
  • Vice-Chair: David Wren, MD
  • Ex-Officio: Mark Perlmutter, MD

Members:

  • Jeffrey Epstein, MD
  • Sudhir Rao, MD
  • Charles Xeller, MD
  • Lucia Zamorano, 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.