Multi-Disciplinary Team

Each collaborating review team, focused on Priority Clinical Areas, has the full authority to complete and evaluate independently the evidence-based literature and make specific recommendations for the final output of Appropriate Use Criteria (AUCs). The overarching theme of the AUC review teams governance is that all AUC must be practical and credible. This means: specific, comprehensive, showing flexibility, with logic that is easy to follow. It is key to evaluate the strength of the evidence with a multidisciplinary development process through either representative information or participation for all key groups. The teams will be made up of at least seven people representing the following roles: Primary Care Practitioner, Expertise in Imaging studies related to the AUC, Expertise in the Clinical Topic, Expertise in Statistical Analysis, Expertise in Clinical Trial Design, Expertise in Medical Informatics, and Expertise in Quality improvement. The Board of Directors has the responsibility for the overall organization to assure that the proper financial and business records are maintained, that any conflict of interest is evaluated and responded to, that the overall organizational goals are being met, and that management has provided to the Board all the information and documentation from the collaborating review teams for their final work products. Unless specifically requested either by management or the collaborating teams, the Board will not override or intervene in any of the AUC content that are developed by the collaborating review teams. This assures the independence of the clinical content development process. All final AUCs from the Multidisciplinary Teams will be published on the SEMPI website with the collaborating team panelists listed for accountability of the collaborating team. On the SEMPI site, any feedback from the public will be available to the team panelists and the Board.

NAMESPECIALTY(S)CURRENT PRACTICE(S)SEMPI ROLE*ABOUT
DR. AMY G. CANTOR, MD, MPHFamily MedicineOregon Health & Science UniversityPrimary CareDr. Cantor practices family medicine with a special focus on women’s health at OHSU.
Dr. Arthur L. Ney, M.D.Surgery-Kidney Transplant and Vascular Access
Surgery-General/Trauma
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MNClinical TopicDr. Ney is a member of the general surgery and renal transplantation and vascular access divisions. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency training in surgery at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis, MN.
DR. AYIS PYRROS, MDNeuroradiologyDuPage MedicalImaging Studies, Medical InformaticsDr. Pyrros is currently a practicing Neuroradiologist at DuPage Medical in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, Dr. Pyrros has an Advance Health Informatics Certification from American Board of Preventive Medicine.
DR. BRIAN D. WADLEY, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Wadley is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. His areas of interest include general radiology and mammography.
DR. BRIAN G. ABBOTT, MDNuclear CardiologyRhode Island HospitalClinical TopicDr. Abbott is currently the director of the coronary care unit at Rhode Island Hospital and an associate professor of medicine (clinical) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His research interests include cardiac imaging (nuclear cardiology) and medical education.
Dr. CATHERINE C.ROBERTSRadiology and Clinical InformaticsMayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZClinical Topic and RadiologyDr. Roberts specializes in diagnostic radiology and is affilitated with multiple hospitals in the Phoenix area including the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. She specializes in musculoskeletal imaging including acute trauma and has special interests in breast imaging, tumor biopsy using imaging guidance and joint injection for pain relief.
DR. CHRISTOPHER J. ALTENHOFEN, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Altenhofen is currently the Medical Director at Epic Imaging, PC. His areas of interest include chest CT and general radiology.
DR. CINDY L. TORTORELLI, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Tortorelli is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. Her areas of interest include breast and women’s imaging.
DR. DANIEL R. KOCARNIK, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Kocarnik is currently the President & Chairman of the Board at Epic Imaging, PC. His areas of interest are mammography, pelvic floor imaging, body imaging, and PET/CT.
DR. DAVID WOOLDRIDGE, MD, FACPInternal MedicineTruman Medical CenterPrimary Care, Clinical TopicDr. Wooldridge is currently a practicing hospitalist at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. His areas of expertise are internal medicine and medical training in clinical skills.
DR. EDITH DAL MAS, DC, DACBRRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Dal Mas is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. Her area of interest include chiropractic imaging.
DR. FRANK E. MULLENS, MD, MPH, CDR, MC, USNRadiologyWalter Reed National Military Medical CenterImaging StudiesDr. Mullens is a practicing staff radiologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is also an assistant professor of radiology/radiological services at USUHS and program director of the National Capital Consortium (NCC) Diagnostic Radiology Residency program.
DR. FREDERICK R. TAYLOR, MDNeurologyUniversity of Minnesota Medical SchoolClinical TopicDr. Taylor is adjunct professor of neurology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is a UCNS-certified headache medicine specialist and Board-certified neurologist.
DR. GERALD L. WARNOCK, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Warnock is currently Chairman Emeritus at Epic Imaging, PC. His areas of interest include oncological imaging, comprehensive breast imaging, MRI, and TMJ.
DR. HUBERT H. CHUANG, MD, PhDNuclear MedicineMD AndersonImaging Studies, Clinical TopicDr. Chuang is currently assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Division of Diagnostic Imaging at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
DR. JAY A. BOCCHI, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Bocchi is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. His areas of interest include body imaging and cardiac CTA.
Dr. JASON M MATUSZAKOthopedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Family MedicineExcelsior Orthopaedics, LLPClinical TopicDr. Matuszak is a partner with Excelsior Orthopaedics in Amherst, NY. He specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Family Medicine. His current research includes Acute Concussion and Recovery, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Healthy Aging Mind Project to name a few.
DR. JEFF HERICKHOFF, MDFamily PracticeHealthEastPrimary Care, Clinical TopicDr. Herickhoff is currently practicing as a hospitalist with prior experience in primary care clinics and Geriatrics.
DR. JENNIFER FISCHER, MDFamily Medicine & Emergency Medicine Northfield, MNPrimary careDr. Jennifer Fischer is currently practicing as a ER doctor at Northfield Hospital, MN. Her specialties include Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Fischer is affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, St John's Hospital and Northfield Hospital.
DR. JEFFREY ALBRECHT, MDHepatology, GastroenterologyMinneapolis VA Health Care SystemClinical TopicDr. Albrecht is currently Director of Liver Clinic, Member of the Gastroenterology Section at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and is also a professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
JODI EIFERT, RN, BSN, OCNLung CancerAllina HospitalsClinical TopicMs. Eifert has extensive experience in Lung Cancer diagnosis and care as an oncology certified nurse. She is currently a Cancer Care Coordinator at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute.
DR. JOSEPH J. HABERMAN, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Haberman is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. His area of interest includes ENT imaging.
DR. KENNETH R. CURTIN, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Curtin is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. His areas of interest include neuroradiology and head and neck imaging.
DR. KEVIN J. DONOHOE, MDRadiology, Nuclear MedicineBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterImaging Studies, Clinical TopicDr. Donohoe is currently a practicing radiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with interests in GI nuclear medicine, effects of low-level radiation exposure, risk communication, radon, sentinel node scintigraphy and melanoma. He'’s also an assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical Center.
DR. MARY M. COSTANTINO, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Costantino is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. Her areas of interest include uterine fibroid embolization, pelvic congestion syndrome, and varicose veins.
DR. MATTEW BOENTE, MDObstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecological OncologyGynecological OncologyClinical TopicDr. Boente is currently in private practice as a Gynecological Oncologist in Edina, MN. He has been named a top 10 doctor in oncology for the last four years.
DR. MICHEL H.E. HERMANS, MDBurn & Wound CareHermans Consulting Inc.Clinical Topic, Clinical Trial Design, Quality ImprovementDr. Hermans is an expert in wound care and related topics. He was trained in general and GI surgery, trauma care and burn care in the Netherlands and has more than 25 years of senior management experience in the wound care industry.
DR. MICHAEL PEARSON, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Pearson is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. His area of interest includes musculoskeletal imaging.
DR. NAVEEN GARG, MDRadiologyMD AndersonImaging StudiesDr. Garg is an assistant professor of radiology in the abdominal imaging section at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center with clinical interests in MRI, CT, PET/CT, ultrasound and fluoroscopy. Dr. Garg is currently finishing an AMIA certificate in Informatics.
DR. NIDHI KACHOLIYA, MDRadiologyConsultants in Radiology PAImaging StudiesDr. Kacholiya is currently practicing as a radiologist at CIRPA with an interest in MRI, musculoskeletal and body applications.
DR. PAUL A. MEUNIER, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Meunier is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. His areas of interest include body imaging and breast imaging.
DR. RAMI DOUKKY, MDCardiovascular Disease, Internal MedicineRush University Medical CenterClinical TopicDr. Doukky is a professor at Rush University Medical Center in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine.
DR. REEM MUSTAFA, MD, MPH, PhDInternal Medicine, NephrologyTruman Medical Center EndocrinologyClinical Topic, Informatics, Primary Care, Clinical DesignDr. Mustafa is Core Faculty Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Education as well as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Missouri Kansas City. She also practices at Truman Medical Center in the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nephrology Department.
Dr. ROBERT SHEPLEY, MDOrthopedic SurgerySummit Orthopedics, Northfield, MNClinical TopicDr. Shepley currently practices at Northfield Clinic and is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in Joint Preservation and Restoration, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Hand and Wrist, and, Ankle and Foot Care.
DR. ROGER CHOU, MDInternal MedicineOregon Health & Science UniversityClinical Topic, Primary Care, InformaticsDr. Chou is currently a general internist at OHSU and has developed evidence-based guidelines for health screening and management of pain conditions.
DR. SARITA PRASAD, MDFamily MedicineTanner Urgent Care in Atlanta, GAPrimary CareDr. Prasad has varied experience ranging from Family Physician and Urgent Care to Site Medical Director. She is an experience primary care clinician with a track record of clinical best practices. She has shown leadership skills in working with diverse cultures. She is currently an Urgent Care and Occupational Health Physician as well as Medical Director at the Tanner Urgent Care in Atlanta, GA.
DR.SURESH DEVINENI, MDOncology-HematologyHematology Oncology Consultant- Mankato Clinic, Mankato, MNClinical TopicDr. Suresh Devineni is a Hematology / Oncology Specialist in Mankato, Minnesota. He has diverse experiences, especially in HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY. He affiliates with many hospitals including Mayo Clinic Health System - Mankato, New Ulm Medical Center, United Hospital District.
DR. THIRU ANNASWAMY, MDPhysical Medicine and RehabilitationDallas VA Medical Center and University of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterClinical TopicDr. Annaswamy is an associate professor with the Department of Phyical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and a full time physician and section chief at the Dallas VA Medical Center. His clinical expertise and research interests are in the management of spine and musculoskeletal disorders, diseases of the muscles and nerves and clinical outcomes research.
DR. L. TIMOTHY SELLERS, DC, DACBRRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Sellers is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. His area of interest includes chiropractic imaging.
DR. TYLER B. LIPPINCOTT, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Lippincott is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. His area of interest includes ENT imaging.
DR. PAUL WAYTZ, MDArthritis & RheumatologyArthritis and Rheumatology Consultants, P.A.Clinical TopicDr. Waytz is currently a practicing rheumatologist for Arthritis and Rheumatology Consultants, P.A. with areas of interest including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis.
DR. PRISCILLA WALLACE, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Wallace is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. Her areas of interest include breast and women’s health imaging and GI diagnostic imaging.
DR. WARREN TUBBS, MDRadiologyEpic Imaging, PCImaging StudiesDr. Tubbs is currently a practicing radiologist at Epic Imaging, PC. His areas of interest include body imaging, PET/CT, breast and women’s imaging, and cardiac CT.