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.

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
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. CATHERINE C.ROBERTS, MDRadiology 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. 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. 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. GARY WILHELM, MDC & P Physician Examiner Minneapolis VAHCS C & P Clinic Primary Care Dr. Wilhelm is an occupational medicine specialist in Minneapolis, MN and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio in 1986 and specializes in occupational medicine and preventive occupational medicine.
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. JASON M MATUSZAK, MDOthopedic 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. 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. MARK J. HAUGLAND, MDCardiology Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and St. Francis Regional Medical Center

Methodist Hospital
Heart and Vascular Center
Clinical Topic Dr. John Haugland, MD is a cardiologist in St Louis Park, Minnesota. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Minnesota. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and St. Francis Regional Medical Center.
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. 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. 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.