Government & Industry Affairs

This committee advises Foundation staff and the Board of Trustee’s Advocacy Committee regarding patient advocacy issues including healthcare access and the cost of care. The committee informs the Foundation’s policy position statements and advocacy action items, and supports Foundation outreach to government agencies, as well as third party payers. In addition, the committee helps to disseminate information to both lay and professional members regarding strategic advocacy initiatives aimed to improve patient access to care. On occasion, the committee provides input on industry issues relevant to consumers.


Sandra Kim, MD 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Ross Maltz, MD
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Thomas Ullman, MD
Montefiore Medical Center

Tauseef Ali, MD
Saint Anthony Hospital

Noa Cleveland, MD
University of Chicago

Peter Higgins, MD, PhD
University of Michigan

James Lord, MD, PhD
Benaroya Research Insititute at Virginia Mason Medical Center

Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD

Joseph Picoraro, MD
Columbia University Medical Center

Miguel Regueiro, MD
Cleveland Clinic 

Angela Sandell, MD
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Samir Shah, MD
Gastroenterology Associates & Brown University

Thaddeus Stappenbeck, MD, PhD
Washington University Medical School

Douglas Wolf, MD
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates