Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH
Richard M. Rosenfeld is Professor and Chairman of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. He is Chairperson of the Guideline Development Task Force for the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), and also serves as Editor in Chief of the official Academy journal, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Rosenfeld has 20 years of experience with systematic reviews and guideline development, including work with the American Medical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, AAO-HNS, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, ENT Cochrane Center, and the New York State Department of Health.
He is author, coauthor, or editor of 5 books and over 200 scientific publications and textbook chapters. Dr. Rosenfeld has given over 500 scientific presentations and is recognised as an international authority on otitis media and evidence-based medicine. He has been listed for 10 years as one of "America’s Best Doctors" by Castle Connolly.
Vision for G-I-N over the next 5 years
My five-year vision for G-I-N is simple: promote the relevance, importance, and sustainability of G-I-N by working to make G-I-N to Guidelines what Cochrane is to Systematic Reviews: a symbol of quality, excellence, and best practice. G-I-N has grown up quickly in its first decade achieving an international reputation as “the place” for all things guideline-related. Overall membership, however, has remained modest, and many regions of the world are either uninvolved in G-I-N or, in some cases, unaware of its existence or resources.
There are three initiatives I would propose for growing and strengthening G-I-N. First, I would seek to expand, refine, and encourage new regional G-I-N communities, using G-I-N North America as an example. When done properly, in a manner that creates synergy, not competition, regional communities are the best venue for growing the network. Second, I would explore G-I-N endorsed standards for trustworthy clinical practice guidelines, building upon foundations laid by the newly released standards from the Institute of Medicine. This could lead to accreditation of guideline developers, or certification of individual guidelines, as "G-I-N Accredited" or "G-I-N Certified", to indicate a level of excellence. Third, I would work to ensure all aspects of G-I-N are responsive and reflective of member needs, including the library, working groups, communities, conferences, website, and newsletter.