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Karen Reed, PhD

Dr. Karen Reed, a past President of the National Association Medical Staff Services, explains the importance of board certification to hospital credentialing processes “as an indication of a doctor’s knowledge and professional competence.”

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Grant M. Greenberg, MD, MHSA, MA

Dr. Grant Greenberg, of the University of Michigan Medical School, relays how the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program (Portfolio Program) is beneficial to physicians, their institution, and patients. He says that "being a participant in the Portfolio Program ... facilitates our physicians to not have to do extra work on top of everything else that they already have to do."

Norman B. Kahn Jr., MD

Dr. Norman Kahn, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, comments on the value of the ABMS Portfolio Program for physicians, saying that "it's aligning what the physicians are doing in their real world practice ... with what's being reported on their performance and ultimately what they're getting credit for."

Catherine R. Lucey, MD

Dr. Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean for Education at UCSF School of Medicine, explains how MOC helps busy physicians make sure they're not just superficially addressing their areas of expertise.

Thomas H. Lee, Jr. MD

Dr. Thomas Lee from Harvard Medical School discusses the importance of MOC and of physicians' setting goals.

Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. Carla Pugh, a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses how the ABMS Portfolio Program brings physicians together and that "having a program where we can communicate ... activities, learn from each other, and maybe build activities together ... facilitates lifelong learning."