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Review Committees-International Reorganized

The 20-23 July 2016 Review Committee-International meeting marked a turning point for ACGME International. The changes described below are a consequence of the growth of the number of programs, the desire to increase the representation of international members on the Committee, and the desire to expand the specialties represented on the Committee to provide "content expertise" in more areas.

The first change is the addition of a second Review Committee, with division by specialties. One committee will review programs in the medicine-related specialties, including family medicine, internal medicine and internal medicine subspecialties, neurology, pediatrics and psychiatry. The Surgical/Hospital-Based Program Review Committee will review programs in the surgical and hospital-based specialties, including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery and radiology.

The new reviewers, who bring a wealth of expertise across a broad range of specialties, were selected from medical education leadership of ACGME-I-accredited programs. An additional group of new members includes past leaders in ACGME accreditation in the U.S. For 2016, all new members will be paired with current members for program and Sponsoring Institution reviews to ensure that the quality of the accreditation process is maintained at the highest standard possible.


The 2016 Review Committees-International members are:

Medical Program Review Committee

  • Sophia Archuleta, National University Health System, Singapore - Internal Medicine
  • James Arrighi, Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Medical School, U.S. - Internal Medicine
  • Maha Al Fahim, Shiekh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi - Family Medicine
  • Timothy Brigham, ACGME, U.S.
  • Sally Chih Wei Ho, Singapore Health, Singapore - Family Medicine
  • Halah Ibrahim, New York University, Abu Dhabi - Internal Medicine
  • Mary Lieh-Lai, ACGME, U.S. - Pediatrics
  • Steven Ludwig, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, U.S. - Pediatrics
  • Sandra G.B. Sexson, Medical College of Georgia, U.S. - Psychiatry
  • David Turner, Duke University, U.S. - Pediatrics
  • Kevin Weiss, ACGME, U.S. - Internal Medicine
  • Salah Zeineldine, American University Beirut, Lebanon - Internal Medicine

Surgical/Hospital-Based Program Review Committee

  • Ghalib Oudah Ahmed, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar - Orthopedic Surgery
  • Margaret Blott, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi - Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Wallace Carter, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, U.S. - Emergency Medicine
  • Salahddin Gehani, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar - General Surgery
  • James Hebert, University of Vermont College of Medicine, U.S. - General Surgery
  • Roy Kan, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore - Anesthesiology
  • Llewellyn Lee, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore - Ophthalmology
  • Louis Ling, ACGME, U.S. - Emergency Medicine
  • Rebecca Miller, ACGME, U.S.
  • John Potts, ACGME, U.S. - General Surgery
  • Ken Simons, Medical College of Wisconsin, U.S. - Ophthalmology
  • Kay Vydarney, Emory University, U.S. - Radiology
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