Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Mira Bjelotomich Irons oversees core ABMS programs and staff that serve to advance improved standards and methods for certification, continuing certification and lifelong assessment, as well as leading the ABMS International programs
Dr. Irons has an impressive breadth and depth of experience in academic medicine, clinical practice, medical professional leadership and scientific research. She is active in leadership positions with numerous professional societies related to her specialty focus in Medical Genetics. Dr. Irons is active as an invited presenter at regional, national and international teaching and medical events, and is a widely published researcher.
Prior to ABMS, Dr. Irons oversaw clinical operations of the Division of Genetics at Boston Children’s Hospital and served as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, in addition to running a busy clinical practice. She currently is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She also has been on the faculties of the Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine.
Her accomplishments include several related to ABMS Maintenance of Certification® (ABMS MOC®) for the Medical Genetics specialty. Working with the American College of Medical Genetics and the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, Dr. Irons helped develop a competency-based curriculum and practice performance assessments for MOC in Medical Genetics.
She received her bachelor’s degree in medical science from Northwestern University and her medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is ABMS Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and is meeting both Boards requirements for the ABMS Program for Maintenance of Certification (ABMS MOC®). She has garnered recognition as a Top Doctor from both U.S. News and World Report and Boston Magazine.