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ASH Committees 2011 - 2012

The American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) will have Standing Committees, Committees of the Corporation, Advisory Bodies, and Special Committees

Standing Committees

Only Members of the Board of Directors may serve as voting members of Standing Committees.

Executive Committee 
Chair: George L. Bakris MD, President
William B. White, MD, President-Elect
Sandra J. Taler, MD, Vice President
John D. Bisognano, MD, PhD, Secretary
Franz H. Messerli, MD, Treasurer
Henry R. Black, MD, Immediate Past President
Torry Mark Sansone, ASH Executive Director, ex-officio

Finance Committee
Chair: Franz H. Messerli MD, Treasurer
George L. Bakris, MD, President
John D. Bisognano, MD, PhD, Secretary

Compensation Committee:
Chair: Franz H. Messerli, MD, Treasurer
George L. Bakris, MD, President
Henry R. Black, MD, Immediate Past President

 


Committees of the Corporation

Members of the Board of Directors or Regular Members may serve as voting members on these Committees.
 

Compliance Committee 
Brent M. Egan, MD
William C. Cushman, MD
Suzanne Oparil, MD

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee
Chair: Robert A. Phillips, MD, PhD
Jerry G. Back, MD
Jan N. Basile, MD
Michael J. Bloch, MD 
Prakash Deedwania, MD
William J. Elliott, MD, PhD
Ali G. Gharavi, MD 
Michael A. Moore, MD
L. Michael Prisant, MD
Allan B. Schwartz, MD
James Underberg, MD

Membership Committee
Chair: Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH
William J. Elliott, MD, PhD 
Pamela J. Fall, MD
Michael E. Ernst, PharmD
Louis Kuritzky, MD 
Shawna D. Nesbitt, MD, MS 
Vasilios Papademetriou, MD
Alan B. Schwartz, MD

Public Policy Committee
Chair:
William B. White, MD
Jordan R. Asher, MD
Donald J. DiPette, MD
John M. Flack, MD
David J. Hyman, MD
Jackson T. Wright, Jr. MD, PhD
Steven A. Yarows, MD

Scientific Awards Committee
Chair: Norman K. Hollenberg, MD, PhD
Aram V. Chobanian, MD
William C. Cushman, MD 
Haralambos Gavras, MD
Friedrich C. Luft, MD
Barry J. Materson, MD, MBA 
James R. Sowers, MD

Nominating Committee 
Three (3) Most Current, Available Past Presidents
Chair: Henry R. Black, MD, 2008-2010 ASH President
Suzanne Oparil, MD, 2006-2008 ASH President
Thomas D. Giles, MD, 2004-2006 ASH President

Current ASH President
George L. Bakris, MD, 2010-2012 ASH President,
non-voting Member

Chapter President
One Chapter President to be elected by the ASH Chapter Board of Governors for a term of one (1) year: Maria DeVita, MD

Elected Members
Murray Epstein, MD
Kenneth Jamerson, MD
Michael A. Weber, MD
Jackson T. Wright, Jr., MD, PhD

Publications Committee
Chair: L. Gabriel Navar, PhD
Jan N. Basile, MD
Stanley S. Franklin, MD
Suzanne Oparil, MD
David A. Calhoun, MD
Ex officio:
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Society of Hypertension (JASH), Myron H. Weinberger, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Clinical Hypertension (JCH), Michael A. Weber, MD

 


Advisory Bodies

Advisory Bodies shall be established by the President or the Board of Directors.
Members of the Society or other qualified individuals may serve as members of Advisory Bodies.
The President or the Board of Directors appoints Members of Advisory Bodies.
 

Hypertension Community Outreach Committee 
Chair: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD
Co-Chair: Steven Yarows, MD
Angela Brown, MD
Vieta Bland, MD
Aloysius Cuyjet, MD
Joseph Diamond, MD
Icilma Fergus, MD
Merle Myerson, MD, EdD
Gbenga Ogedegbe, MD
Joseph Ravenelle, MD
Jerome Robinson, MD
Barry Carter, PHARMD
James Underberg, MD
Hector Ventura, MD

Hypertension Writing Group
Chair: Barry J. Materson, MD, MBA
Henry R. Black, MD
Joseph L. Izzo, Jr., MD
Suzanne Oparil, MD
Michael A. Weber, MD 

Education Committee  
Chair:
Alan H. Gradman, MD
Jan N. Basile, MD
Angela L. Brown, MD
Richard A. Dart, MD
William J. Elliott, MD, PhD

ASH 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting Program Committee

William B. White, MD, Chair
George L. Bakris, MD, ASH President 

Pathobiology of Hypertension
Richard J. Johnson, MD , Co-Chair
John C. Burnett, Jr., MD
Alejandro R. Chade, MD
Gregory D. Fink, PhD
Luis A. Juncos, MD
David M. Pollock, PhD
Christopher S. Wilcox, MD, PhD
Peter F. Wilson, MD

Translational Issues in Hypertension
Vasilios Papademetriou, MD, Co-Chair
Rajiv Agarwal, MD
Gary V. Desir, MD
Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD
Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH
Bertram Pitt, MD
Elaine M. Urbina, MD

 

 

Therapy of Hypertension
Raymond R. Townsend, MD, Co-Chair
Douglas A. Blowey, MD
Michael Gutkin, MD
Constantino Iadecola, MD
Jeffrey W. Olin, DO
Sandra J. Taler, MD
James Underberg, MD
Jackson T. Wright, Jr., MD, PhD

 

Primary Care
Jan N. Basile, MD & Domenic A. Sica, MD, Chairs
Jerry G. Back, MD
William J. Elliott, MD, PhD
Louis Kuritzky, MD
Anthony J. Viera, MD, MPH

 

 
Special Committees

Only members of the ASH Board of Directors may serve as voting members on these committees

Designated Hypertension Centers

Chair: John B. Kostis, MD
George L. Bakris, MD
Jerry G. Back, MD
Joseph Diamond, MD
Brent M. Egan, MD
Fernando Elijovich, MD
Thomas D. Giles, MD
C. Venkata C. Ram, MD
Gary L. Schwartz, MD
William B. White, MD

Comprehensive Hypertension Course-Industry

Chair: Jan N. Basile, MD
Michael A. Bloch, MD
William J. Elliott, MD, PhD
Robert A. Phillips, MD, PhD
James Underberg, MD