Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA, FACP
Clinical Policy and Center for Evidence Reviews
American College of Physicians
Dr. Qaseem is responsible for leading the American College of Physicians' evidence-based medicine and clinical practice guidelines program, the oldest programs in the United States, including writing of the clinical guidelines. Dr Qaseem leads the Center for Evidence Reviews and is also in charge of directing the ACP's physician performance measurement. He chairs the High Value Care Task Force 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 is regularly interviewed by the major TV, print, and online media outlets such as New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, CNN, NBC, Medscape, etc. because of his expertise. Dr Qaseem is involved in several international and national collaborations to develop joint clinical guidelines, improve quality of care, and provide medical education across different countries. Dr Qaseem has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals. 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 and has presented at several international and national conferences on issues related to health policy, evidence-based medicine, guideline development, guideline and evidence grading, and topics associated with performance measurement and quality of care, and medical education.
Dr Qaseem is on governance boards and committees of various national and international organisations that includes National Quality Forum, Measures Application Partnership, GRADE, Guidelines International Network, and American Medical Association.