Catherine Lucey, MD, Named Chair - Elect of the American Board of Internal Medicine's Board of Directors

July 13, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Catherine Lucey, MD, Vice Dean for Education at the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Education at the OSU Office of Health Sciences has been named Chair-Elect of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors. She continues to serve as a member of the Board and its Executive Committee.

ABIM sets the standards and certifies physicians practicing in internal medicine and its subspecialties which possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide high quality health care.

The Board of Directors, comprised of physicians who are board certified in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties, guides ABIM's overall mission and direction as it works to improve health care quality. All ABIM Directors participate in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. MOC recognizes that what was standard treatment a decade ago may have changed, and that the public needs a process to know if their physicians have kept up to date in their field. Dr. Lucey is certified in both internal medicine and geriatric medicine, and renewed her geriatric medicine certificate in 2005.

"Catherine's vision and experience will help guide this Board in its efforts to bridge innovation in internal medicine training and board certification," said Christine Cassel, MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Lucey has a national reputation as an innovative educator. She has developed new programs to teach physicians how to detect and prevent medical error, and new strategies to help physicians master the cognitive skills needed to provide high quality patient care. Her major areas of interest include the teaching and assessment of clinical decision making; analysis of medical errors using the principles of cognitive psychology and the development of strategies to teach and evaluate professionalism.

She directs the OSU Office for Geriatrics and Gerentology and the OSU Area Health Education Consortium. Dr. Lucey previously was a Clinical Instructor at Harvard University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas, San Antonio and Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lucey has been an invited lecturer at multiple institutions across the country as well as at national meetings of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Association of Professors of Medicine. She has been the recipient of teaching awards at each of the institutions with which she has been associated. In 2004, Dr. Lucey was awarded a Master Teacher Award by the Ohio Chapter of the ACP.

For more than 70 years, Certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 19 subspecialties and has meant that internists have demonstrated to their peers and to the public that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. ABIM is not a membership society, but a non-profit, independent evaluation organization. Our accountability is both to the profession of medicine and to the public. ABIM is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. For additional updates, follow ABIM on Facebook.