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David W. Price, MD, Named Senior VP, ABMS Research and Education Foundation

David W. Price, MD, Named Senior VP, ABMS Research and Education Foundation

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a leading organization that oversees physician Board Certification in the United States, is pleased to announce that David W. Price, MD, FAAFP, FACEHP, has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, ABMS Research and Education Foundation (REF), effective April 16, 2015. Dr. Price will also continue in his role as Director of the Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program (Portfolio Program).

Dr. Price’s experience with the ABMS Member Boards, his research and clinical work in a major hospital and health system, as well as his vision for developing and implementing a strategy and plan to advance the Foundation made him the ideal choice for this position.

Dr. Price, a Board Certified family physician who has been with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group (CPMG) since 1988, is its current Director of Medical Education. In addition, Dr. Price is a physician investigator with the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute of Health Research where he also is Co-Director of the Center for Health Education, Dissemination and Implementation Research. He is also Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine. He previously served as Director of Clinical Education for the Permanente Federation in Oakland, CA.

Dr. Price has served on the Board of Directors of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and the American Board of Family Medicine Foundation. From 2003 to 2008, during his service on the ABFM Board of Directors, Dr. Price chaired the Research and Development, and Examination (MOC) committees, and was ABFM Board Chair from 2007 to 2008. He currently serves as Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges section on Continuing Education and Improvement.

"The Foundation will be heavily involved with stimulating research about Board Certification and MOC in the broader health care community,” said Lois Margaret Nora, MD, JD, MBA, ABMS President and Chief Executive Officer. “David brings an extensive research background and firsthand experience with our Portfolio Program which provides an important area of research investigation. Equally important, is the leadership he has demonstrated in a variety of innovative quality driven initiatives involving practicing physicians,” Dr. Nora added.

“I’m excited and honored by the opportunity to lead the Research and Education Foundation,” said Dr. Price. “I look forward to working with physician and health care colleagues and others in the implementation sciences. Together we can study, improve, and disseminate practice-relevant, practical methods that improve patient outcomes and the care experience, address the value of care, and facilitate continuous, lifelong physician development and improvement”.

For additional information about the ABMS Research and Education Foundation or to contact Dr. Price please call 312-436-2626.