Martin V. Pusic, MD, PhD

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Director, ABMS Research and Education Foundation

As the Director of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Research and Education Foundation (REF), Martin V. Pusic, MD, PhD provides content leadership and guidance for ABMS programs, initiatives, and research aimed at advancing certification. He also offers direct consultation for similar efforts conducted by the ABMS 24 Member Boards.

Dr. Pusic is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School, serving as Senior Associate Faculty for Boston Children’s Hospital and Scholar-in-Residence, Brigham Education Institute, Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He is also the Faculty Co-Director of the Harvard Medical School Master of Medical Sciences in Medical Education program. He previously served as an Associate Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics at New York University following a series of faculty positions at Columbia University, University of British Columbia, McGill University, and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. In addition to his academic roles, Dr. Pusic also held a wide range of clinical appointments in emergency medicine at each of these institutions and is board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics, for whom he serves as a Board Examiner.

Throughout his career, Dr. Pusic has been active in a variety of national professional societies including the Academic Pediatrics Association, American Educational Research Association and is currently a member of both the Emergency Cardiac Care, Education Science & Programs Subcommittee and the Pediatric Emphasis Group for the American Heart Association. He is also a member of the Technology Enhance Learning Committee for the Association for Medical Education in Europe. Dr. Pusic also served as the Co-chair of the Master Adaptive Learner Interest Group of the American Medical Association (AMA) Accelerating Change in Education Consortium, as well as the Co-chair of the Program Evaluation Committee for the Consortium and is the current President of the Society for Directors of Research in Medical Education. He has been elected as a member of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Pediatric Society.

Dr. Pusic has been the recipient of grants to support his numerous research projects and has served as an investigator (often the lead) in more than 100 publications focused on learning analytics and the role and impact of research, data, and informatics on medical education and learning. His work has been published in peer and non-peer reviewed publications. He has written 20 book chapters and has served as a reviewer and editor for research presented at meetings across the globe.

Completing his Premedical Studies in Physiology at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Pusic went on to receive his medical doctorate from there as well. He obtained a Master of Arts in Medical Informatics from Columbia University and received his Doctor of Philosophy in Cognition and Learning from Teacher’s College at Columbia.