Appropriate Use Committee


Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate initiatives related to Appropriate Use Criteria.


  1. Comply with the strategic plan as adopted by The Spine Intervention Society's Board of Directors and ensure that the organization-wide goals of integrity and promotion of best evidence are considered in all activities.
  2. Oversee the development of AUC. This oversight includes ensuring, through observation/participation in teleconferences and meetings of the Rating Panel, that the Society's processes for developing AUC are followed.
  3. Select and prioritize topics for AUC development with the input from relevant stakeholders (e.g., members, consumers).
  4. Identify Society representatives to serve on Society AUC Task Forces.
  5. Collaborate with other organizations in the development of AUCs. Recommend members to the Board for participation in AUC work groups sponsored by other medical organizations.
  6. Assist in the design of AUC implementation tools and publication/promotion of information regarding completed sets of AUC.

Staff Contacts

Belinda Duszynski
Senior Director of Policy and Practice

Sandra Ray, MPH
Health Policy, Research, and Quality Improvement Coordinator


    D Scott Kreiner, MD– Chair Andrew Engel, MD Anil Sharma, MD
    Shihab Ahmed, MD, MPH D.J. Kennedy, MD Claire Tibiletti, MD
    Nikolai Bogduk, MD, PhD Wade King, MMed(Pain) David Vivian, MD
    Srinivas Chiravuri, MD Milton Landers, DO, PhD Yakov Vorobeychik, MD
    Michael DePalma, MD John MacVicar, MB, ChB

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