The Task Force

The members of the Task Force will have a very large job ahead of them. They must speak to men who are undergoing foreskin restoration in an attempt to regain a sense of genital normalcy. They must review a wealth of new and old material on the anatomy, histology, and physiology of the foreskin. They must visit a large volume of new and old material about pain, risks and complications, including psychological and emotional disturbance due to circumcision. Further, they must place circumcision in a newly emerging context of medical ethics and human rights, something that has never before been achieved.

The members of the AAP Task Force on Circumcision are:

(Section on Epidemiology)
Carole Marie Lannon, MD (chair)
UNC CB#7225
University of North Carolina
Division of Community Pediatrics
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7225
Phone: 919-966-2504
FAX: 919-966-3852
(Section on Anesthesiology)
Ann Geryl Doll Bailey, MD
3809 Sweeten Creek Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone: 919-408-0500
Fax: 919-966-4873
(Committee on Pediatric AIDS)
Alan R. Fleishman, MD
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029-5202
Phone: 212-987-7281
Fax: 212-996-7826
(Section on Urology)
George W. Kaplan, MD
7930 Frost Street, Suite 407
San Diego, CA 92123-2741
Phone: 619-279-8527
Fax: 619-279-8876
(Committee on Fetus and Newborn)
Craig Thomas Shoemaker, MD
6827 Sunnyside Drive
Fargo, ND 58104-5301
Phone: 701-234-5997
Fax: 701-234-7194
(Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine)
Jack Tracy Swanson, MD
McFarland Clinic
12th & Douglas
Ames, IA 50010-5469
Phone: 515-239-4404
Fax: 515-239-4498

"The group will meet once during fiscal 1997, with follow-up conference calls as needed. Principal staff support will be provided by Edward Zimmerman, AAP Division of Physician Payment Systems director." ---AAP News (Volume 13 Number 2 Page 36)

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