Dr. Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHAVice President, Clinical Policy and Center for Evidence Reviews, American College of Physicians

    Amir Qaseem holds numerous titles, including:

    – Vice President, Clinical Policy and Center for Evidence Reviews, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, USA

    – President Emeritus, Guidelines International Network, Scotland, UK

    – Adjunct Faculty, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA

    – Director, Cochrane US Network Affiliate

    Dr. Qaseem is trained as a physician, health economist, methodologist, clinical epidemiologist, business administrator, and a leader. He is responsible for leading the American College of Physicians’ evidencebased medicine and clinical practice guidelines program, oldest program in the United States, including writing of the clinical guidelines. Dr. Qaseem also leads ACP’s performance measurement and quality measures program. He directs ACP’s high value care initiative and scientific medical policy evaluating and publishing the benefits, harms, and costs of various overused, misused, and underused diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions. Dr. Qaseem’s work includes development and implementation of ACP’s quality improvement and educational programs. Dr. Qaseem’s is also involved in clinical care and research addressing priority populations, including multiple chronic conditions, end of life care, elderly, and women, in addition to addressing determinants of health.

    Dr. Qaseem has led and participated in decisions varying from organizational level strategies to national level clinical priorities and policies in the United States. Dr. Qaseem has also been involved in multiple international collaborations to develop health policy, assess and evaluate quality of care, and develop quality improvement strategies and programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. Dr. Qaseem has published extensively in peer reviewed journal, of which over a hundred papers have been published in the top 5 medical journals in the world on topics such as clinical guidelines, implementation of clinical guidelines, quality improvement, performance measures and measurement, and health policy related issues. Some of the papers authored by Dr. Qaseem are in the top ten most read articles in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Qaseem has been invited to speak as a keynote speaker and has presented at several national and international conferences on issues related to health policy, evidence-based medicine, guideline development, guideline and evidence grading, performance measurement, and quality of care. Dr. Qaseem has been interviewed for his expertise by journalists from TV, Radio, and Print/Internet for many high-profile media outlets such as Reuters, CNN, NBC, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal to name a few.

    Dr. Qaseem brings over 20 years of experience that includes working on different types of boards and committees, including governance boards, of various national and international organizations. This includes World Health Organization (WHO), National Quality Forum (NQF), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Measures Application Partnership, Cochrane, GRADE Working Group, Guidelines International Network (GIN), and Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI).