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ABMS Announces New Board of Directors

ABMS Announces New Board of Directors

New Treasurer, At-Large and Executive Committee Members Named

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), composed of 24 Member Boards that oversee physician certification in the United States, is pleased to announce the election of members to its Board of Directors (BOD), including a new secretary-treasurer, seven new At-Large Members, and five re-elected At-Large Members. Additionally, one new and three current Board Members were elected to serve on the Executive Committee at the ABMS BOD meeting held June 24-25, 2015, in Chicago.

“Our Board of Directors set the long-term strategic plan for ABMS, enabling us to advance our mission and vision for medical specialty continuous certification in partnership with our Member Boards,” said Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA, ABMS President and Chief Executive Officer. “They represent individuals from across the country with a broad range of experience in patient care, health policy, business, and community service.”

Robert H. Miller, MD, MBA, was elected ABMS Secretary-Treasurer. The Executive Director of the American Board of Otolaryngology since 2004, Dr. Miller served on the ABMS BOD from 2005 to 2010, returning in 2013. He was elected to the Executive Committee in 2014. Currently, Dr. Miller serves on the Health and Public Policy Committee and has served on the Governance Committee. As a result of his new position, he also is now Chair of the ABMS Finance and Audit Committee. Dr. Miller replaces John G. Clarkson, MD, who has served as Secretary-Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee since 2012.

Newly-elected ABMS Board Members include:

  • John G. Clarkson, MD − American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Joanna R. Fair, MD, PhD − American Board of Nuclear Medicine
  • Bruce Gantz, MD − American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Valerie P. Jackson, MD − American Board of Radiology
  • Walter H. Merrill, MD − American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • Randall K. Roenigk, MD − American Board of Dermatology

Re-elected ABMS Board Members are as follows:

  • Rebecca L. Johnson, MD − American Board of Pathology
  • Denece O. Kesler, MD, MPH − American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Barbara S. Schneidman, MD, MPH − American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • David J. Schoetz, Jr., MD − American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Barry S. Smith, MD − American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

In addition, Anne-Marie Irani, MD, (American Board of Allergy and Immunology) was elected to serve on the ABMS Executive Committee. She has been a Board Member since 2010. Currently, Dr. Irani serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

Board Members re-elected to serve on the Executive Committee include:

  • Susan Dentzer − Public Member (Senior Policy Adviser, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
  • Rebecca L. Johnson, MD − American Board of Pathology
  • Barry S. Smith, MD − American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

“ABMS could not serve the public and medical profession without the dedication and commitment of these volunteers, many of whom have demanding full-time careers outside of the work they do for us,” Dr. Nora said. “Their hard work and time are greatly appreciated.”

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