View the elected officials of the Boards and Commissions responsible for implementing the vision of AOCMF
AOCMF Governance Structure 2017 AOCMF Governance Structure 2017

The AOCMF International Board is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the strategy, and all the functions and activities, of the AOCMF Clinical Division globally.

On a regional level, the five Regional Boards (Asia Pacific, Europe and Southern Africa, Middle East and Northern Africa, Latin America, and North America) are responsible for overseeing and planning the full range of activities in the field of education. Moreover, they provide regional input to the respective commissions for community development and research.

The three AOCMF Commissions are responsible for establishing standards, coordinating and leveraging ideas, and ensuring best practice transfer between the regions in the fields of research and development, community development, and the TK System. The boards and commissions are composed of elected representatives and comply with the AO Foundation’s Code of Ethics and Shared Values.


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Regional Boards

Improving patient care across the globe

  • AOCMF Asia Pacific Board
    AOCMF Asia Pacific Region
    Francis Roasa, PH

    Board Members:
    Ee Cherk Cheong, SG
    Tong Ji, CI
    Byung-il Lee, KR
    Han-Tsung Liao
    Jiro Maegawa, JP
    Ferdinand Pamintuan, PH
    Mirta Reksodiputro, ID
    Chumpot Itthichaisri, TH
    Gopal Krishnan Kulandaswamy, IN
    Mike Leung, HK
    Simon Lou, NZ
    Alf Nastri, NZ
    Xin Peng, CN
    Thai- Er Wong, US
  • AOCMF Europe and Southern Africa Board
    AOCMF Europe Region

    Daniel Danielsson, SE

    Board Members:
    Isabelle Barthelemy, FR
    Ignacio Ismael Garcia Recuero, ES
    Stefano Fusetti, IT
    Max Heiland, DE
    Lynne Fryer, UK
    Andrew Carton, UK (Community Development)
    Francesco Biroli, IT (Global Neuro)

  • AOCMF Latin America Board
    AOCMF Latin America Region
    Fernando Brice├▒o, CO

    Board Members:
    Ricardo de Holanda Vasconcellos, BR
    Jose Gregorio Melillo, VE
    Gerardo Fernández Sobrino, MX
  • AOCMF Middle East and Northern Africa Board
    AOCMF Middle East Region

    Bader Alhashmi, AE

    Board Members:
    Ali Adouani, TN
    Amir Elbarbary, EG
    Ata Garajei, IR
    Fadi Zibdeh, JO
    Hamed Al-Bargi, SA
    Irfan Shah, PK
    Manjunath Margasahayam, OM

  • AOCMF North America Board
    AOCMF North America Region
    Gorman Louie, CA

    Past Chair:
    Alan Herford, US

    Board Member:
    Stephen MacLeod, US

    Chair Elect:
    Andrew Murr, US


  • AOCMF R&D Commission
    AOCMF International
    Eppo Wolvius, NL

    Commission Members:
    Daniel Buchbinder, US
    Edward Ellis, US
    Andreas Thor, SW
    Thomas Dodson, US
    Warren Schubert, US

    Business Manager:
    Mirjam Bucher, CH

    Permanent Guest:
    Víctor Díaz Molina, CH
    Martin Stoddart, CH 

    Risto Kontio, FI
  • AOCMF Web Editorial Board
    AOCMF International
    Editor in Chief:
    Sabine Girod, US

    Associate Editor:

    Florian Thieringer, CH

    Board Members:
    Andrew Carton. Regional Lead EU
    Salvatore Lettieri, Regional Lead NA
    Chumpot Itthichaisri, Regional Lead AP
    Amir Elbarbary, Regional Lead ME
    Sarah Frommer, US
    Jan-Michaél Hirsch, SE
    Yong-Dae Kwon, KR
    Jonathas Claus, BR
    Amr Ghanem, EG
    Arial Hirschhorn, IL
    Divya Upadhyaya, IN
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