American Hernia Society
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About AHS

The mission of the American Hernia Society is to advance the science and treatment of hernia. The vision of the American Hernia Society is to be the worldwide authority on hernia surgery.

AHS Committees

The American Hernia Society comprises many committees and task forces that engage a lot of our members. The committees and additional committee information are provided below. If you have any questions or would like to become part of an AHS Committee, please email info@americanherniasociety.org.

Committee Name
Chairs
BOG/EC Oversight
Annual Meeting ProgramYuri Novitsky, MDAs approved by the BOG
BylawsChair: David Webb, MD
Co-Chair: David Krpata, MD
BOG: Jeffrey Janis, MD, and Kamal Itani, MD
EC: Jeffrey Janis, MD (President)
Communications (Web/Social Media)Chair: Talar Tejerian, MD
Co-Chair: Paul Colavita, MD
BOG: Vedra Augenstein, MD
EC: Ajita Prabhu, MD (Secretary)
Conflict of InterestChair: Dana Telem, MD
Co-Chair: Brent Matthews, MD
BOG: Hobart Harris, MD, and Archana Ramaswamy, MD
EC: Jeffrey Janis, MD (President)
Diversity/InclusivityChair: Dina Podolsky, MD
Co-Chair: Tom Gillespie, MD
BOG: Ajita Prabhu, MD, and Hobart Harris, MD
EC: Jeffrey Janis, MD (President)
EducationChair: Megan Nelson, MD
Co-Chair: Sal Docimo, MD
BOG: Vedra Augenstein, MD, and Jorge Daes, MD
EC: Ajita Prabhu, MD (Secretary)
FinanceTreasurer, as per Bylaws 
GrantsChair: Mary Hawn, MD
Co-Chair: Jeremy Warren, MD
BOG: John Fischer, MD, and Flavio Malcher de Oliveira, MD
EC: Flavio Malcher de Oliveira, MD (Treasurer)
International RelationsChair: Katherine Cordero, MD
Co-Chair: Leandro Totti, MD
Alternate Co-Chair: Rodrigo Gallego
BOG: Flavio Malcher de Oliveira, MD, and Jorge Daes, MD
EC: Ajita Prabhu, MD (Secretary)
MembershipChair: Caitlin Houghton, MD
Co-Chair: Ed Felix, MD
Alternate Chair: Evelyn Dorado, MD
Alternate Co-Chair: Kellie Bolden, MD
BOG: Hobart Harris, MD, and Jorge Daes, MD
EC: Flavio Malcher de Oliveira, MD (Treasurer)
Nominating CommitteeAs stipulated in Bylaws 
Practice AdvisoryChair: Omar Ghanem, MD
Co-Chair: Charlotte Horne, MD
BOG: Kamal Itani, MD, and J. Scott Roth, MD
EC: Yuri Novitsky, MD
Resident/ FellowChair: Clayton Petro, MD
Co-Chair: Katie Schlosser, MD
BOG: Keith Paley, MD, and Ajita Prabhu, MD
EC: Flavio Malcher de Oliveira, MD (Treasurer)