Senior Vice President, Certification Standards and Programs
Dr. Ogrinc oversees all aspects of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) program of certification, including initial certification and continuing certification. In particular, he provides strategic leadership for the ongoing evolution and implementation of ABMS’ board certification standards and programming. He also serves as the primary external medical expert regarding ABMS and its Member Boards’ certification processes and policies.
Dr. Ogrinc previously served as the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and as a hospitalist at the White River Junction (WRJ) VA Medical Center in Vermont. Among his many leadership positions, he served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education at WRJ and a Senior Scholar for its Quality Scholars program.
Dr. Ogrinc is internationally known as a medical education innovator who is dedicated to improving the quality of care delivered by board certified physicians. He was a founding member and Vice Chair of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Health Professional Education Collaborative, which helped establish the IHI Open School. In addition, he was a founding member of the Kern National Network for Caring and Character in Medicine that focused on developing character, care and competence in medical students. He was a Co-course Director for “Statistics of Improvement” at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
He also served on an American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) workgroup on systems-based practice and how best to operationalize the evaluation of Maintenance of Certification Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV). Dr. Ogrinc is the lead author of the Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement book, an interprofessional text, now in its 3rd edition, that introduces the knowledge and skills of quality improvement. He is the co-investigator for the revision of the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) guidelines, a set of publication guidelines for sharing quality improvement work through published literature.
Dr. Ogrinc received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and earned a master’s degree from Dartmouth Medical School, Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences in Hanover, New Hampshire. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.