ABIM Announces New Board and Council Members
July 06, 2017 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsPhiladelphia, PA, July 6, 2017 – Today, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced new appointments to its governance structure, including new members of the Board of Directors and Council.
Patricia M. Conolly, MD, is now Chair of the ABIM Board of Directors and Marianne M. Green, MD, is now Chair-Elect of the Board. Anand Lal, MD, and C. Seth Landefeld, MD, are new members of the Board.
Jeffrey Berns, MD, is now Chair-Elect of ABIM Council. Jane E. Onken, MD; Olakunle Akinboboye, MD; and Mark Udden, MD, are new members of ABM Council.
Both ABIM's Board of Directors and Council are comprised of physicians with academic and clinical practice experience, interprofessional health care team members and public members. ABIM's governance members collaborate across the medical community to set strategy, lead innovation in assessment methods and ensure that Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) recognize physicians who demonstrate current clinical knowledge needed to treat patients.
"ABIM Board and Council members work in and represent communities of physicians and patients from across the country and from a variety of clinical settings. We'll rely on these relationships to help us align our programs with how physicians practice today while maintaining standards patients can trust," said Richard J. Baron, MD, President and CEO of ABIM. "Our focus is offering physicians more flexibility in how their pursuit of new knowledge across the field of internal medicine can be effortlessly recognized through ongoing certification. I look forward to all we will accomplish together with leadership from our new officers and with insights from our new members."
The Board of Directors sets the future direction, strategy and goals for the organization to ensure the relevance and value of ABIM Certification and develops and maintains important partnerships in the healthcare community.
Board officers beginning their terms today:
New Board members announced today:
The ABIM Council designs policies and procedures for Certification and MOC with peers across all the specialties of internal medicine to ensure the quality, relevance and effectiveness of ABIM's programs.
"Physicians have seen major changes to ABIM processes, including the ability to more seamlessly earn both CME credit and MOC points for more of the important activities they do every day to update their medical knowledge and practice," said Jeanne M. Marrazzo, MD, MPH, Chair of the ABIM Council. "Our new Council members will join a community dedicated to exploring scientific innovations and changes in the medical field that make a difference for doctors and the patients they serve."
New Specialty Board Chairs and Council Members:
ABIM Board Certified Doctors Make a Difference
Internists and subspecialists who earn and maintain board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) differentiate themselves every day through their specialized knowledge and commitment to continual learning in service of their patients. Established as an independent nonprofit more than 80 years ago, ABIM continues to be driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. Visit ABIM's blog to learn more and follow ABIM on Facebook and Twitter. ABIM is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties.