ABIM Announces New Members on its Specialty Boards and Exam Committees

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   July 01, 2014   Health News
(PRLEAP.COM) Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2014 The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced new appointments for its Specialty Board and Exam Committees. The new governance model calls for the Specialty Boards previously tasked almost exclusively with creating the exam in their discipline to broaden their role and take on the work of defining and assessing the full scope of competencies in their discipline across the spectrum of our Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs. For the first time, each of the Specialty Boards includes two public members, one a member of the inter-professional health care team, the other someone bringing the patient/caregiver perspectives.

"Our new structure will leverage the unique skills of a diverse set of physician leaders and public members and allow the American Board of Internal Medicine to continuously evolve our Certification and Maintenance of Certification program in ways that make it more relevant to our diplomates and meaningful to patients at the same time," said Dr. Richard J. Baron, President and CEO of ABIM.

In the new structure, each discipline including internal medicine will have a Specialty Board and a separate Exam Committee.

Each Specialty Board's unique ideas about which assessments are valuable in their discipline will enable them to define, refine and set standards for their specific Certification and MOC program. They will also perform oversight/review of performance assessments in the discipline and continue to build partnerships with societies and other organizational stakeholders in support of ABIM work.

Each Exam Committee will continue to work closely with their respective Specialty Board as they develop and set performance standards for Certification and Maintenance of Certification exams.

"Each member of the Specialty Boards and Exam Committees will bring their unique practice, experience and expertise to the development of Certification and MOC programs that reflect the unique needs of each discipline while maintaining the standards established by ABIM," said Dr. Lee R. Berkowitz, Chair of the ABIM Council.

New members of the Specialty Boards and their respective Exam Committees include:

Cardiology Board (Cardiology Board will be staffed in the fall):
  • Chair, Mariell Jessup, MD, Professor of Medicine, Heart and Vascular Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  • Cardiology Board Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Exam Committee:
  • Chair, Susan C. Brozena, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director, Penn Cardiac Care Radnor, Radnor, Pennsylvania.
  • Biykem Bozkurt, MD, Chair and Professor of Medicine, Medical Care Line Executive and Cardiology Chief , Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
  • John Chin, MD, Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program, Sutter Hospital, Sacramento, California.
  • Hector O. Ventura, MD, Section Head, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation, Ochsner Health Systems, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Cardiology Board Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Exam Committee members.


    Cardiology Board Cardiovascular Disease Exam Committee (Cardiology Board will be staffed in the fall):
  • William C. Little, MD, McMichael Professor of Internal Medicine Chair and Professor of Medicine University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Vera A. Bittner, MD, Professor of Medicine and Section Head of Preventive Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Marie D. Gerhard-Herman, MD, Associate Professor, Harvard University and Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Cardiology Board Cardiovascular Disease Exam Committee members.


    Cardiology Board Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Exam Committee (Cardiology Board will be staffed in the fall):
  • David E. Haines, MD, Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester, Michigan and Director, Heart Rhythm Center, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan.

  • See a complete list of Cardiology Board Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Exam Committee members.


    Critical Care Medicine Board:
  • Chair, Naomi P. O'Grady, MD, Senior Staff Physician, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Critical Care Medicine Department, and Medical Director, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Vascular Access and Conscious Sedation Services, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Paula Carvalho, MD, Professor, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Washington and Academic Section Head, Boise VA Medical Center, Boise, Idaho.
  • Bruno DiGiovine, MD, Division Head, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Laura Evans, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Critical Care and Associate Chief of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital, New York, New York.
  • Joseph Farmer, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Sue Ravenscraft, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School and Medical Director of Intensive Care, Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota.

  • Public members:
  • Bruce Hanson, Retired ELCA Lutheran Parish Pastor, active participation with the National Patient Advocacy Program, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the CaRe-Align Collaboration Project, Washington, DC.
  • Ruth Kleinpell, Director, Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship, Rush University Medical Center and Professor at Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Critical Care Medicine Board Exam Committee:
  • Christopher Barnett, MD, Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, San Francisco, California.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Critical Care Medicine Board Exam Committee members


    Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Board:
  • Chair, William F. Young Jr., MD, MSc, the Tyson Family Endocrinology Clinical Professor and Chair of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Ashok Balasubramanyam, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Baylor College of Medicine, and Chief, Endocrine Service, Ben Taub Hospital, Houston, Texas.
  • Paul Ladenson, MD, the John Eager Howard Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Oncology, and Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Susan Mandel, MD, Associate Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Anne Peters, MD, Professor, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
  • Cacia Soars-Welch, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical College/ University of Georgia Medical Partnership Campus, Athens, Georgia.

  • Public members:
  • Rebecca Wilkes Killion, Director of Professional Development, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, a law firm in Washington, DC.
  • Kati Konersman, MS, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator and certified clinical health coach, Project Coordinator for the implementation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, Baylor University Medical Center, Institute of Diabetes Health and Wellness, Dallas, Texas.

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Board Exam Committee:
  • Chair, Shalender Bhasin, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director of Research, Program in Men's Health Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Mary T. Korytkowski, MD, Professor of Medicine, Interim Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Chair of the UPMC Diabetes Patient Safety Committee, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Board Exam Committee members.


    Gastroenterology Board:
  • Chair, Paul Martin, MD, Chief, Division of Hepatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.
  • John Allen, MD, Clinical Chief, Digestive Diseases and Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Thomas Deas Jr., MD, Chief Medical Officer, Sandlot Solutions, Irving, Texas.
  • Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, the Anton R. Fried, MD, Chair, Department of Medicine, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, Massachusetts; Assistant Chief of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Sunanda Kane, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, Consultant, Gastroenterology, Galen Medical Group, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

  • Public members:
  • Donna R. Cryer, JD, Chief Executive Officer, CryerHealth; President, the Global Liver Institute and Senior Partner, SP Consulting, Washington, DC.
  • Dianne LaPointe Rudow, Nurse Practitioner and Director of the Zweig Family Center for Living Donation, Recanati Miller Transplantation Institute, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York.

  • Gastroenterology Board Exam Committee:
  • Charlene M. Prather, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Gastroenterology Board Exam Committee members


    Hematology Board:
  • Chair, Michael E. Williams, MD, the Byrd S. Leavell Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pathology, Chief, Hematology/Oncology Division and Director, Hematologic Malignancies Section, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Charles S. Abrams, MD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Laboratory Medicine and Director, the Blood Center for Patient Care & Discovery, University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Gerardo Colon-Otero, MD, Associate Dean, Mayo Medical School, Jacksonville, Florida; Associate Professor and Director of Health Disparities Research, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Scott Gitlin, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • William P. Hammond, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.
  • Jennifer Morgan, MD, provides care for patients through community-based Indiana University Central Indiana Cancer Centers, Carmel, Indiana.

    Public members:
  • Diane Blum, Consultant to Board of Trustees and senior management team, CancerCare, New York, New York.
  • Elda Ford, Associate Clinical Division Administrator for the Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Hematology Board Exam Committee:
  • Chair, Mark M. Udden, MD, Chief, Benign Hematology Service, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
  • Kristie A. Blum, MD, Associate Professor, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Robert Taylor Means Jr., MD, Dean and Professor of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, Johnson City, Tennessee.
  • David L. Porter Jr., MD, Director of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the Jodi Fisher Horowitz Professor in Leukemia Care Excellence, Abramson Cancer Center, and Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Hematology Board Exam Committee members.


    Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing Committee (Reports to the Internal Medicine Board):
  • Chair, Jeffrey James Glasheen, MD, Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs - Quality and Safety Education, Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Medicine, Director, Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency, Director, University of Colorado Hospital Group, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado.
  • Luci K. Leykum, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas; and Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas.
  • David J. Likosky, MD, Medical Director and Director of the Stroke Program, EvergreenHealth Neuroscience Institute, Kirkland, Washington; and Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Hospital Medicine Exam-Writing Committee members.


    Infectious Disease Board:
  • Chair, Jeanne M. Marrazzo, MD, Professor, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle.
  • George M. Abraham, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Associate Chief of Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts; and Adjunct Professor, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Helen Boucher, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine and Program Director, Fellowship, Infectious Diseases Staff Physician Division, Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Joel E. Gallant, MD, Associate Medical Director, Specialty Services, Southwest CARE Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Jeffrey S. Rapp, MD, Partner, Comprehensive Care ID Medical Group, Los Angeles, California.
  • Heather Yun, MD, Active Duty Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force, Associate Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland; and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas.

  • Public members:
  • Antigone H. Dempsey, Division Director for Policy and Data, Health Resources and Services Administration's HIV/AIDS Bureau, Rockville, Maryland.
  • Jody Gilmore, Nurse Practitioner, Special Immunology Clinic, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Infectious Disease Board Exam Committee:
  • Paul E. Sax, MD, Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and the HIV Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Infectious Disease Board Exam Committee members.


    Internal Medicine Board:
  • Chair, Marianne M. Green, MD, Associate Dean, Medical Education and Competency Achievement and Director, Honors Program, Medical Education, Northwestern University Fienberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Eva Aagaard, MD, General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Educational Strategy, Director, Academy of Medical Educators, Director, Center for Advancing Professional Excellence, and Director, Faculty Development, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado.
  • Heather Burton, MD, Assistant Regional District Chief, Internal Medicine, Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Aurora, Colorado.
  • Roger W. Bush, MD, founding Program Director, Billings Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Program, Billings, Montana.
  • Yul Ejnes, MD, co-founder and in private practice, Coastal Medical, Inc., Cranston, Rhode Island.
  • Charles Kilo, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.
  • Robert Sidlow, MD, Vice Chairman of Medicine and Deputy Chief Medical Officer, North Bronx Healthcare Network (Jacobi Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital) and Associate Professor, Clinical Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.
  • Adam R. Silverman, MD, Medical Director, Primary and Post-Acute Care Service Line, Saint Francis Care and Outreach Section Leader, Connecticut Institute of Primary Care Innovation, Hartford, Connecticut; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut.
  • Asher Tulsky, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Associate Program Director, University of Pittsburgh Internal Medicine Residency Program, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD, Professor of Medicine with Tenure, Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Tulane University Health Sciences Center and Associate-Chairman of Medicine, Chief, the Charity Medical Service and the Director, Tulane Internal Medicine Residency Program, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Public members:
  • Geoffrey Hill, Project Manager, U.S. Census Bureau for the Economic Census of Island Areas, Rockville, Maryland.
  • Melinda Whitten, Family Nurse Practitioner, private practice at Warren Clinics, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee:
  • Chair, Nick Fitterman, MD, Vice-Chair Hospital Medicine, Hofstra NorthShore-LIJ School of Medicine, New Hyde Park, New York.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam Committee members.


    Medical Oncology Board:
  • Chair, Richard M. Stone, MD, Staff Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Jill Gilbert, MD, Associate Professor and Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Ralph Hauke, MD, Partner, Nebraska Cancer Specialists, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Albert Craig Lockhart, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Karen Reckamp, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California.
  • Robert D Siegel, MD, Oncology Program Director, Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina.

  • Public members:
  • Ilene Galinsky, Senior Adult Leukemia Program Research Nurse Practitioner, Leukemia Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Doug Ulman, President and Chief Executive Officer, LIVESTRONG Foundation, Austin, Texas.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Medical Oncology Board Exam Committee members.


    Nephrology Board:
  • Chair, Jeffrey S. Berns, MD, Director, Nephrology Fellowship Training Program, Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Edward R. Jones, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Temple University Health Sciences Center and Chief, Nephrology Section, Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Andrew Narva, MD, Director, National Kidney Disease Education Program at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Rudolph A. Rodriguez, MD, Director, the Hospital & Specialty Medicine Service Line, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  • Suzanne Watnick, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University and Medical Director , Portland VA Medical Center Dialysis Unit, Portland, Oregon.
  • Jerry Yee, MD, Division Head, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

  • Public members:
  • Laura Greenberg, RN, Clinical Nurse, Penn Medicine Renal, Electrolyte, and Hypertension Clinic and Lead Clinical Nurse, Penn Medicine combined Renal and Rheumatology Ambulatory Practice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Kevin Longino, diagnosed with an inherited kidney disease in 2000, is a technology industry veteran currently engaged as an advisor and angel investor in startup businesses, Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • Nephrology Board Exam Committee:
  • Chair, Talat A. Ikizler, MD, Director, Clinical Research in Nephrology and Director, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Program, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, Professor of Medicine, Section Head of Nephrology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Nephrology Board Exam Committee members.


    Pulmonary Disease Board:
  • Chair, Serpil C. Erzurum, MD, the Alfred Lerner Chair, Department of Pathobiology, Lerner Research Institute and Program Director, Cleveland Clinic Clinical Research Unit, Case Clinical Translational Science Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Kevin Chan, MD, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Director of Lung Transplantation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • J. Allen Cooper Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama Medical School and Chief, Pulmonary Section at the Birmingham Veterans Administration Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Michael Nelson, MD, Practicing Physician, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
  • Stanton Siu, MD, Chief of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine, Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Medical Education, Kaiser Permanente East Bay, Northern California.
  • Lynn Tanoue, MD, Professor of Medicine and Clinical Chief, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and Vice-Chair, Clinical Affairs, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

  • Public Members:
  • Dean Hess, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Assistant Director of Respiratory Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massechusetts.
  • Tommye Lambert, MDIV, Former Minister, Adults at Hunter Street Baptist Church, Hoover, Alabama.

  • Pulmonary Disease Board Exam Committee:
  • Chair, Lynn Tomie Tanoue, MD, Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • David E. Ost, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
  • Mindy S. Shapiro, MD, Medical Director, Critical Care and Respiratory Care, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Santa Rosa, California.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Pulmonary Disease Board Exam Committee members.


    Rheumatology Board:
  • Chair, Marcy B. Bolster, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Elana Eisner, MD, Private Practice, Rheumatic Disease Associates, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.
  • Salahuddin Kazi, MD, Vice Chair of Education, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
  • Kristine Lohr, MD, Interim Chief, Division of Rheumatology and Director, Rheumatology Training Program, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Robert McLean, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Karina Torralba, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California.

  • Public members:
  • David Shuey, Executive Vice President, Willis Group Holdings, headquartered in London, England.
  • Benjamin J. Smith, Physician Assistant, Rheumatology, McIntosh Clinic, P.C., Thomasville, Georgia.

  • Rheumatology Board Exam Committee:
  • Chair, Marcy B. Bolster, MD, Associate Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Anne R. Bass, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Associate Attending Physician, New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell, New York, New York.
  • Kevin M. McKown, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Program Director, Rheumatology Fellowship Program, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Mary C. Wasko, MD, Division Director of Rheumatology and Professor of Medicine, Temple University Pittsburgh Campus at Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Rheumatology Board Exam Committee members.


    Test and Policy Committee on Transplant Hepatology (Operates without a board):
  • Chair, Steven K. Herrine, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Vice Dean, Academic Affairs, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Kymberly D. Watt, MD, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Test and Policy Committee on Transplant Hepatology members.


    Test-Writing Committee on Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Operates without a board):
  • Chair, Thomas B. Strouse, MD, Maddie Katz Professor Palliative Care Research and Education, Medical Director, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs, UCLA DGSOM Department of Psychiatry, Los Angeles, California.
  • Anne C. Mosenthal, MD, American Board of Surgery, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery and Chief, Division of Surgical Palliative Care, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey.
  • Thomas J. Smith, MD, Professor of Oncology, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins, and the Harry J. Duffey Family Professor of Palliative Medicine and Director of Palliative Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland.

  • See a complete list of ABIM Test-Writing Committee on Hospice and Palliative Medicine members.

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