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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), the leading not-for-profit organization overseeing 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, six new At-Large Members, and six re-elected At-Large Members. Additionally, two new and two current Board Members were elected to serve on the Executive Committee at the ABMS BOD meeting held June 21-22 in San Diego.

“Our Board of Directors establish and guide the long-term strategic plan for ABMS, enabling us to advance our mission surrounding medical specialty continuing certification in partnership with our Member Boards,” said Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA, ABMS President and Chief Executive Officer. “Coming from across the country and representing a wide variety of professional disciplines and medical practice areas, our Board Members bring to ABMS a broad range of experience in patient care, health policy, business, and community service.”

Anne-Marie Irani, MD, was elected ABMS Secretary-Treasurer. She has served as an ABMS Board Member since 2010, and was elected to serve on the Executive Committee in 2015. Currently, Dr. Irani serves on the Finance and Audit Committee. She served as a Board Member on the American Board of Allergy and Immunology from 2006 to 2012, and as an ad hoc member from 2012 to 2017. Dr. Irani replaces Robert H. Miller, MD, MBA, who has served as Secretary-Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee since 2015.

Newly-elected ABMS Board Members include:

  • George B. Bartley, MD − American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Theodore M. Freeman, MD − American Board of Allergy and Immunology
  • Robert H. Miller, MD, MBA (effective through January 31, 2018) − American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Brian Nussenbaum, MD (effective February 1, 2018) − American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Anne G. Rizzo, MD − American Board of Surgery
  • George D. Wendel, Jr., MD − American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Re-elected ABMS Board Members are as follows:

  • Miriam G. Blitzer, PhD, FACMG − American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Daniel J. Cole, MD − American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Thomas W. Hess, JD – Public Member
  • James G. Lifton, MBA − Public Member
  • Gail McGuiness, MD − American Board of Pediatrics
  • Terrance D. Peabody, MD − American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

New Board Members elected to serve on the Executive Committee include:

  • Michael L. Carius, MD − American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Daniel J. Cole, MD − American Board of Anesthesiology

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

  • Larry A. Green, MD − American Board of Family Medicine
  • Eve M. Kurtin, PharmD, MBA – Public Member

“The dedication and commitment of our volunteer leaders makes it possible for ABMS to continue to remain focused on work that serves the public and the medical profession,” Dr. Nora said. “The Member Boards Community appreciates all of their work, guidance, and stewardship on behalf of the profession and our patients.”

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