ASCP Announces 2017 Choosing Wisely Champions

Sep 08, 2017

ASCP announced their 2017 Choosing Wisely Champions during a special session at the ASCP 2017 Annual Meeting, Sept. 6-8, in Chicago. ASCP’s Choosing Wisely Champions program recognizes clinicians as well as teams of clinicians for their commitment to the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign. The campaign’s ideals are intended to reduce test overuse and to encourage clinicians and patients to question which tests are really necessary to reduce test overuse and improve the nation’s healthcare system.

The 2017 Choosing Wisely Champions are listed below:

Henry Ford Health System
Jack Jordan, MA*
Director of Performance Excellence and Quality

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Meghan Kapp, MD*
Clinical fellow in Renal Pathology

University of California, Davis
Christopher Polage, MD*
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology; Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory UC-Davis Medical Center

University of Washington & Harborview Medical Center
Geoffrey Baird, MD, PhD, FASCP
Residency Program Director; Interim Chair of Department of Laboratory Medicine; Director of Clinical Chemistry-Harborview Medical Center

Children’s Hospital of Atlanta
Silvia Bunting, MD
Hematopathologist

University of Mississippi Medical Center
Lana Jackson, MD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

University of Texas Medical Branch, Hematology Department
Mayukh Sarkar, PhD, MLS (ASCP)CM
Medical Laboratory Scientist

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Yaolin Zhou, MD
Associate Professor; Director of Molecular Pathology

This is ASCP’s second year participating in the Choosing Wisely Champions program in collaboration with the ABIM Foundation. During the special session at ASCP 2017, entitled “Choosing Wisely Champions Bring Collaboration to Center Stage: Influencing Practices and Demonstrating Outcomes,” Mr. Jordan, Dr. Kapp, and Dr. Polage gave presentations highlighting patient and organizational outcomes, as well as the collaborative effort of healthcare teams to bring about the practice changes that improved utilization. These Champions were the top three chosen by the ASCP Effective Test Utilization Steering Committee based on their Choosing Wisely activities and were selected to present at ASCP 2017.


ASCP Choosing Wisely Champions Meghan Kapp, MD; Christopher Polage, MD; and Jack Jordan, MA, at ASCP 2017.

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