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Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA, FACP

Amir Qaseem, MD, PhD, MHA, FACP

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901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax

Education

PhD, The Pennsylvania State University
MD, The University of Punjab (Pakistan)
MHA, Clark University and The University of Massachusetts

University Appointments

Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

General Internal Medicine
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Clinical Performance Measures and Measurement
High Value Care
Systematic Reviews
Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Health Policy
Health Services Administration

Teaching

Biography

Dr. Amir Qaseem is Vice President of Clinical Policy and the Center for Evidence Reviews at the American College of Physicians (ACP). He is responsible for leading the ACP's evidence-based medicine and clinical practice guidelines program, one of the oldest programs in the United States, including writing of the clinical guidelines. Dr. Qaseem is also in charge of directing the ACP's Physician Performance Measurement Committee. 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. His work includes the development and implementation of ACP's quality improvement and educational programs.  

Dr. Qaseem has published several peer-reviewed papers including clinical practice guidelines, implementation of clinical guidelines, quality improvement, performance 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 and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on issues related to health policy, evidence-based medicine, guideline development, guideline and evidence grading, and topics associated with access and quality of care. He is also involved in several international collaborations to develop joint guidelines and improve quality of care across different countries.

Dr. Qaseem is on governance boards and committees of various national and international organizations including the National Quality Forums, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Measures Application Partnership, GRADE, Guidelines for International Network and American Medical Association.

Publications

Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Guidelines on Glycemic Targets for Persons with Type 2 Diabetes
  2. Disappearance of the national guideline clearinghouse: A huge loss for evidence-based health care
  3. Hemoglobin A1c targets for glycemic control with pharmacologic therapy: In response
  4. World health organization guidelines on medicines for diabetes treatment intensification: Commentary from the American college of physicians high value care committee
  5. Screening for Urinary Incontinence in Women: A recommendation from the Women's Preventive Services Initiative
  6. In response: Hepatitis B vaccination, screening, and linkage to care
  7. Time out — Charting a path for improving performance measurement
  8. Hemoglobin A1c targets for glycemic control with pharmacologic therapy for nonpregnant adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A guidance statement update from the American college of physicians
  9. Hemoglobin A1c targets for nonpregnant adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus
  10. Hypertension limbo: Balancing benefits, harms, and patient preferences before we lower the bar on blood pressure
  11. Advancing Guideline Development in the United States: A Call to Action by the US GRADE Network
  12. Guideline on terminology and definitions of updating clinical guidelines: The Updating Glossary
  13. GRADE Guidelines: 19. Assessing the certainty of evidence in the importance of outcomes or values and preferences—Risk of bias and indirectness
  14. GRADE guidelines: 20. Assessing the certainty of evidence in the importance of outcomes or values and preferences—inconsistency, imprecision, and other domains
  15. In response
  16. In response
  17. Hepatitis B vaccination, screening, and linkage to care: Best practice advice from the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  18. Hepatitis B vaccination, screening, and linkage to care: Best practice advice from the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  19. In reply
  20. Decision making about healthcare-related tests and diagnostic test strategies. Paper 5: a qualitative study with experts suggests that test accuracy data alone is rarely sufficient for decision making