Steering Committees

The Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) is compromised of great clinicians at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. After induction, each ACE member is asked to join one out of five steering committees that are critical to the success of our mission.

  • Executive Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Mentorship Committee
  • Annual Induction and Lecture Committee
  • Communications and Outreach Committee 
  • Philanthropy Committee
  • Rising Star Committee

Executive Committee Membership

In addition to the steering committees listed above, ACE is also comprised of an Executive Committee. Elections are held for open seats on the Executive Committee. 

  • Michael Argenziano(Surgery)
  • Carolyn Britton(Neurology)
  • Nancy Chang(Medicine)
    Chair, Communications and Outreach Committee
  • Katherine Fischkoff(Surgery)
  • Hanina Hibshoosh (Pathology and Cell Biology)
    Chair, Rising Star Committee
  • Christopher Irobunda(Medicine)
  • Julie Khlevner(Pediatrics)
    Chair, Mentorship Committee 
  • Usha Krishnan(Pediatrics)
  • James Lee(Surgery)
  • Steven Lobritto(Pediatrics)
  • James McKiernan(Urology)
    Founding Chair, Executive Committee 
  • William Middlesworth(Surgery)
  • Russell Miller (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
    Chair, Membership Committee 
  • Sara Nash(Psychiatry) 
  • Carrie Ruzal-Shapiro(Radiology)
    Chair, Executive Committee 
  • Craig Smith(Surgery)
  • Jonathan Susman (Radiology)
    Chair, Symposium and Events Committee  
  • Joseph Tenenbaum(Medicine)
  • David Weiner(Urology)
    Chair, Philanthropy Committee