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.