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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. In response
  2. In response
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. In reply
  6. 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
  7. A reporting tool for practice guidelines in health care: the RIGHT statement | Ein Instrument zur Erstellung von Leitlinienberichten: das RIGHT-Statement [Figure presented]
  8. Moving to measures that matter and motivate change
  9. In response
  10. Guidelines to limit added sugar intake
  11. Advancing Guideline Development in the United States: A Call to Action by the US GRADE Network
  12. Advancing Guideline Development in the United States: A Call to Action by the US GRADE Network
  13. Screening pelvic examinations
  14. In response
  15. Guidance for modifying the definition of diseases: A checklist
  16. Treatment of low bone density or osteoporosis to prevent fractures in men and women: A clinical practice guideline update from the American college of physicians
  17. In response
  18. Noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain: A clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians
  19. Noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain
  20. From the american academy of family physicians: Treatment of hypertension in adults over age 60 to higher vs lower targets: A clinical practice guideline from the American college of physicians and the American academy of family physicians