Economic Affairs Committee


Samuel Caughron, MD Samuel Caughron, MD (Chair)
MAWD Pathology Group, P.A.

The purpose of the Economic Affairs Committee (EAC) is to address, advise, and educate the AMP Board of Directors, membership, payers, legislators, and the public on economic issues of importance to the field of molecular pathology, to prepare documents of importance to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and to develop and advocate for sound economic policies that promote the provision of high quality molecular pathology services. The Committee's scope encompasses short and long-term issues associated with utilization of and coverage for billing codes used in molecular pathology, to the potential economic impact of public policy decisions on molecular pathology practice. The Committee will interact with the American Medical Association and other interested organizations in order to achieve our common goals.

More information about the activities of theEconomic Affairs Committee can be found in the Committee Report section of the AMP Newsletter.


Committee Members - 2021-2022

If you are interested in serving on the Economic Affairs Committee, please see the various roles available and the responsibilities of each role by clicking here.

Samuel K. Caughron, MD
MAWD Pathology Group, P.A.

Vice Chair: Coverage Decisions
Pranil Chandra, DO
PathGroup, LLC

Vice Chair: New Codes and Pricing
Jay Patel, MD
ARUP Laboratories



Rajyasree Emmadi, MD
University of Illinois Chicago

Jeffrey Gagan, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern

Tanner Hagelstrom, PhD, MBA

Matthew Hiemenz, MD
Foundation Medicine

Susan Hsaio, MD, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center

Loren Joseph, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Federico Monzon, MD
Genomic Path

Victoria Pratt, PhD
Indiana University Medical Center

Salvatore Priore, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania

Erin Graf, PhD
Mayo Clinic Arizona

Patricia Tsang, MD

Joseph Yao, MD
Mayo Clinic

Aparna Rajadhyaksha, MD

Oana Rosca, MD
Northwell Health System, NY

Navid Sadri, MD, PhD
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Jennifer Sanmann, PhD, FACMG
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Ester Stein

Eric Vail, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Maria E. Arcila, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Jay Brock, PhD
Cleveland Clinic

Maude Champagne

Keyur Patel, MD, PhD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Nicholas Bevins, MD, PhD
University of California at San Diego


Committee Advisors
Jan Nowak, MD, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Aaron D. Bossler, MD, PhD
University of Iowa


Ex Officio Committee Members

Laura J. Tafe, MD 
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Daniel E. Sabath, MD, PhD
University of Washington Medical Center

Professional Relations Committee Chair
Eric Konnick, MD, MS
University of Washington Medical Center

Executive Director
Mary Steele Williams, MNA, MT(ASCP)SM

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