Standing Committees are appointed by the Resident & Fellow Section Governing Council (GC) and assist the GC in furthering the mission of the Section.  There are 8 standing committees. The term for a Standing Committee member is 1 year.

Committee on business and economics

This committee addresses financial and economic issues affecting physicians during their residency and fellowship, such as disability insurance, debt management, budgeting, negotiating employment contracts and choosing a practice. Committee members represent the resident and fellow voice in respect to the future of physician payment models, the practical implications of the Affordable Care Act on residents , fellows and newly graduated trainees, and macroeconomic trends that may face health care in the future.

CONTACT 1: Sunny Jhamnani

CONTACT 2: Emmanuel Magara

Committee on legislation and advocacy 

This committee assists in enhancing grassroots legislative efforts and educating the RFS on current political issues impacting medicine. A large focus of this group is to increase participation and involvement in the AMA National Advocacy Conference in February or March. In addition, this committee works with the Resident Representative to the AMA Political Action Committee (AMPAC) to engage members in AMPAC activities.

CONTACT 3: Ashley Reddy Lentini

CONTACT 4: Ashley Hunter Pattison

Committee on long-range planning

This committee works on issues regarding the structure and future of the Resident and Fellow Section. Committee members assist the Governing Council in writing reports, reviewing the Internal Operating Procedures (IOP), and maintaining the Leadership Handbook.

CONTACT 5: Benjamin Meyer

CONTACT 6: Scott Leiken

PDF 1: Internal operating procedures

PDF 2: Leadership handbook 

Committee on medical education

This committee works on medical education issues that relate to resident and fellow physicians, and assists the Governing Council in developing policy positions, writing reports and educating resident and fellow members of the AMA about critical issues related to Graduate Medical Education.

CONTACT 7: Amar Kelkar

CONTACT 8: Kathleen Doo

Committee on membership

This committee works primarily on membership, mentoring and marketing activities. The group shares ideas and forms strategies to increase membership engagement and wellness within the RFS. In addition, the group works with the Resident Segment team to help identify communication and outreach vehicles to increase resident and fellow participation in the AMA.

CONTACT 9: Justin Bishop

CONTACT 10: Ashley Bolin

Committee on public health

This committee deals with issues affecting public health both domestically and internationally. Committee members assist the Governing Council in developing policy positions, writing reports and educating resident and fellow members about critical public health issues. The committee also helps residents develop grassroots programs to tackle public health issues in their local communities.

CONTACT 11: Keena Que

CONTACT 12: Anne Michael Langguth

Committee on quality and patient safety

This committee works to address issues of medical quality, quality improvement and patient safety in addition to developing a better understanding of the government agencies and regulatory bodies that govern quality measures and their implementation and utilization, particularly as it affects physicians.

Examples include highlighting issues of importance to practicing physicians and physicians-in-training regarding accreditation, quality measures and provider evaluation, etc. This includes providing the RFS with written reports, collaborating with the RFS Governing Council to develop relationships with relevant quality organizations, and encouraging awareness and education regarding medical quality, quality improvement and patient safety issues.

CONTACT 13: Reeba Omman

CONTACT 14: Nuriel Moghavem

Committee on scientific research

This committee assists with the planning and execution of the annual Research Symposium held at the Interim Meeting in November. This includes reviewing abstract submissions, making decisions of acceptance, organizing the judging of poster presentations and assigning awards.

CONTACT 15: Moustafa Elsheshtawy

CONTACT 17: Jayme Looper

Standing Committees are appointed by the Resident & Fellow Section Governing Council (GC) and assist the GC in furthering the mission of the Section.  There are 8 standing committees. The term for a Standing Committee member is 1 year.

Committee on business and economics

This committee addresses financial and economic issues affecting physicians during their residency and fellowship, such as disability insurance, debt management, budgeting, negotiating employment contracts and choosing a practice. Committee members represent the resident and fellow voice in respect to the future of physician payment models, the practical implications of the Affordable Care Act on residents , fellows and newly graduated trainees, and macroeconomic trends that may face health care in the future.

CONTACT 1: Sunny Jhamnani

CONTACT 2: Emmanuel Magara

Committee on legislation and advocacy 

This committee assists in enhancing grassroots legislative efforts and educating the RFS on current political issues impacting medicine. A large focus of this group is to increase participation and involvement in the AMA National Advocacy Conference in February or March. In addition, this committee works with the Resident Representative to the AMA Political Action Committee (AMPAC) to engage members in AMPAC activities.

CONTACT 3: Ashley Reddy Lentini

CONTACT 4: Ashley Hunter Pattison

Committee on long-range planning

This committee works on issues regarding the structure and future of the Resident and Fellow Section. Committee members assist the Governing Council in writing reports, reviewing the Internal Operating Procedures (IOP), and maintaining the Leadership Handbook.

CONTACT 5: Benjamin Meyer

CONTACT 6: Scott Leiken

PDF 1: Internal operating procedures

PDF 2: Leadership handbook 

Committee on medical education

This committee works on medical education issues that relate to resident and fellow physicians, and assists the Governing Council in developing policy positions, writing reports and educating resident and fellow members of the AMA about critical issues related to Graduate Medical Education.

CONTACT 7: Amar Kelkar

CONTACT 8: Kathleen Doo

Committee on membership

This committee works primarily on membership, mentoring and marketing activities. The group shares ideas and forms strategies to increase membership engagement and wellness within the RFS. In addition, the group works with the Resident Segment team to help identify communication and outreach vehicles to increase resident and fellow participation in the AMA.

CONTACT 9: Justin Bishop

CONTACT 10: Ashley Bolin

Committee on public health

This committee deals with issues affecting public health both domestically and internationally. Committee members assist the Governing Council in developing policy positions, writing reports and educating resident and fellow members about critical public health issues. The committee also helps residents develop grassroots programs to tackle public health issues in their local communities.

CONTACT 11: Keena Que

CONTACT 12: Anne Michael Langguth

Committee on quality and patient safety

This committee works to address issues of medical quality, quality improvement and patient safety in addition to developing a better understanding of the government agencies and regulatory bodies that govern quality measures and their implementation and utilization, particularly as it affects physicians.

Examples include highlighting issues of importance to practicing physicians and physicians-in-training regarding accreditation, quality measures and provider evaluation, etc. This includes providing the RFS with written reports, collaborating with the RFS Governing Council to develop relationships with relevant quality organizations, and encouraging awareness and education regarding medical quality, quality improvement and patient safety issues.

CONTACT 13: Reeba Omman

CONTACT 14: Nuriel Moghavem

Committee on scientific research

This committee assists with the planning and execution of the annual Research Symposium held at the Interim Meeting in November. This includes reviewing abstract submissions, making decisions of acceptance, organizing the judging of poster presentations and assigning awards.

CONTACT 15: Moustafa Elsheshtawy

CONTACT 17: Jayme Looper

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CONTACT 1: Sunny Jhamnani

Sunny Jhamnani

Chair

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CONTACT 2: Emmanuel Magara Vice

Emmanuel Magara Vice

Chair

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CONTACT 3: Ashley Reddy Lentini

Ashley Reddy Lentini

Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 4: Ashley Hunter Pattison

Ashley Hunter Pattison

Vice Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 5: Benjamin Meyer

Benjamin Meyer

Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 6: Scott Leiken​​​​​​​

Scott Leiken

Vice Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 7: Amar Kelkar

Amar Kelkar

Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 8: Kathleen Doo​​​​​​​

Kathleen Doo

Vice Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 9: Justin Bishop

Justin Bishop

Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 10: Ashley Bolin

Ashley Bolin

Vice Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 11: Keena Que​​​​​​​

Keena Que

Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 12: Anne Michael Langguth

Michael Langguth

Vice Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 13: Reeba Omman

Reeba Omman

Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 14: Nuriel Moghavem

Nuriel Moghavem

Vice Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 15: Moustafa Elsheshtawy

Moustafa Elsheshtawy

Chair

[email protected]

CONTACT 17: Jayme Looper

Jayme Looper

Vice Chair

[email protected]

Why Join the AMA?

Mobilize medicine around a common purpose. Network with the best and brightest. Access world-class clinical content. Save on insurance. And so much more. Give AMA membership a try.

Join