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Society of Hospital Medicine Public Policy Committee

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and its Public Policy Committee work with the government to improve the care of hospitalized patients by making policy statements and position recommendations to the SHM Board. The committee also recommends potential issues for study and review as well as processes for developing public policy.

2017-2018 Public Policy Committee

Joshua Lenchus, DO, FACP, SFHM
University of Miami Hospital Medicine
Miami, Florida

Ronald Greeno, MD, FCCP, MHM
Team Health
Los Angeles, California

John Biebelhausen, MD, MBA
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Tim Bode, MD
Memorial Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida

Lauren Doctoroff, MD, FHM
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Suparna Dutta, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Bradley Flansbaum, DO, MPH, MHM
Geisinger Health System
Danville, PA

Rick Hilger, MD, SFHM
Regions Hospital
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Ramon Jacobs-Shaw, MD, SFHM
NYU Langone Medical Center
New York, New York

Melinda Johnson, MD, SFHM
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa

Megan Knight, PA-C, MPAS, FHM
Medical College of Wisconsin
West Allis, Wisconsin

Ajay Kumar, MD
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, Connecticut

Atashi Mandal, MD
Huntingdon Beach, California

Mark Murray, MD, SFHM
Takoma Regional Medical Center
Greenville, Tennessee

Dahlia Rizk, DO, FHM
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, New York

Hammad Rizvi, DO, MBA, FHM
Staten Island, New York

Kendall Rogers, MD, SFHM
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Ann Sheehy, MD, MS
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, Wisconsin

Kerry Weiner, MD, MPH
Los Angeles, California

Joanne Zhu, MD, MS
WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center
Marietta, Georgia

Joshua Boswell, JD
Staff Liaison
Director of Government Relations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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