Welcome

AAAASF represents the “Gold Standard” in accreditation and our commitment to the mission of patient safety has remained steadfast for 38 years. With thousands of facilities in the U.S. and abroad, we are the only accrediting organization that mandates 100% compliance with our standards that include peer review data collection as a means to demonstrate safety and quality measures in our accredited facilities. For patients, facilities, legislators and the public at large, we are your subject matter experts on patient safety and stand ready to serve your needs.

Meet the AAAASF leaders

Since 1980, the founders and leaders of AAAASF have made significant contributions to the advancement of medicine and patient safety. They are recognized as innovators having developed and refined many medical procedures. They have authored books and published hundreds of scientific articles. They are invited to lecture and demonstrate procedures all over the world.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD

William B. Rosenblatt, MD

President
John D. Newkirk, MD, PhD

John D. Newkirk, MD, PhD

VP of Investigations
Foad Nahai, MD

Foad Nahai, MD

Past President
Janice Izlar, CRNA, DNAP

Janice Izlar, CRNA, DNAP

VP of Standards
Lawrence S. Reed, MD

Lawrence S. Reed, MD

Treasurer
Alberto Arguello, MD

Alberto Arguello, MD

Secretary
Elsie Crawford, RN BSN MHA

Elsie Crawford, RN BSN MHA

Director
Richard Hillyer, DPT MBA

Richard Hillyer, DPT MBA

Director
Bonnie Denholm, DNP RN CNOR

Bonnie Denholm, DNP RN CNOR

Director
Darrel Ranum, JD

Darrel Ranum, JD

Director
Monte Jay Goldstein, MD

Monte Jay Goldstein, MD

Director
Gil Weitzman, MD

Gil Weitzman, MD

Director
Bonnie Denholm, DNP, RN, CNOR

Bonnie Denholm, DNP, RN, CNOR

AAAASFEF President
Lawrence S. Reed, MD

Lawrence S. Reed, MD

AAAASFEF Secretary/Treasurer
Janice Izlar, CRNA, DNAP

Janice Izlar, CRNA, DNAP

AAAASFEF Vice President
Alberto Arguello, MD

Alberto Arguello, MD

Director