ABIM Announces New Board Leadership and Members

July 02, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Philadelphia, PA, July 2, 2012 The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today named new leadership and members of its Board of Directors and subspecialty boards, which encompass the field of internal medicine.

ABIM Board of Directors
ABIM sets the standards and certifies physicians practicing in internal medicine and its subspecialties that possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide high quality care. The ABIM Board of Directors, composed 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.

See a complete list of ABIM Board members and their bios.

"The diverse expertise, experience and background of these physicians who are joining our boards will be a tremendous resource as we continue our work determining the requirements and qualifications for internal medicine physicians to certify and maintain certification in their chosen subspecialty," said Christine K. Cassel, MD, President and CEO of ABIM.

Executive Appointments
  • Chair of the Board Robert M. Wachter, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Associate Chairman of UCSF's Department of Medicine, Chief of the Medical Service at UCSF Medical Center, and Chief of UCSF's 50-faculty Division of Hospital Medicine, San Francisco, California.
  • Chair-Elect David H. Johnson, MD, the Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Chair in Internal Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas.
  • Secretary-Treasurer Stuart L. Linas, MD, Rocky Mountain Professor of Renal Research at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado.

  • Appointed to Executive Committee
  • Lee R. Berkowitz, MD, Eunice Bernhard Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair of Education in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Clarence H. Braddock, III, MD, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine where he holds several positions, including Associate Dean for Medical Education, Associate Chief in General Internal Medicine, Associate Chair for Organizational Improvement in Medicine and Director of Clinical Ethics at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford, California.
  • Richard P. Shannon, MD, Frank Wister Thomas Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • ABIM Subspecialty Boards and Test Committees New Appointments
    ABIM's subspecialty boards and test committees are composed of experts in both academic medicine and practice, all of whom must be ABIM certified in their particular subspecialty. Members of these boards apply their individual and collective knowledge toward the development of the policies, standards and requirements for Certification and Maintenance of Certification in their subspecialty, with special focus on developing the cognitive exam that physicians must take to certify or maintain their certification in that field. See a complete list of ABIM subspecialty board and test committee members.

    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Maria Rosa Costanzo, MD, Heart Failure Specialist and Medical Director at Midwest Heart Specialists, Oak Brooke Terrace, Illinois, and Medical Director at Edward Hospital Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Naperville, Illinois.
  • Stephen S. Gottlieb, MD, Graduate Faculty, University of Maryland Graduate School, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) University of Maryland, Faculty Associate, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • James T. Heywood, MD, Director, Heart Failure Recovery and Research Center Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California and Co-Director Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California.
  • Mark Zucker, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, Courtesy Staff, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, Attending Staff, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey, and Attending Physician, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey.

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Timothy Murray Bateman, MD, Co-Director, Cardiovascular Radiologic Imaging, Cardiovascular Consultants, P.C. & the Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke's Health System, Professor of Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City Kansas City, Missouri and Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Chair: Bruce D. Lindsay, MD, Section Head, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • David John Callans, MD, Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Associate Director of Electrophysiology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Mark E. Josephson, MD, Herman Dana Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Active Staff Physician, Cardiovascular Medicine Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Bradley P. Knight, MD, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Director of Electrocardiography and Director of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Edgar J. Jimenez, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

  • Gastroenterology
  • Chair: Paul Martin, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hepatology at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida.

  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Mindy J. Fain, MD, Director, Arizona Geriatric Education Center, Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona.

  • Hematology
  • Chair: Michael E. Williams, MD, Chief of the Hematologic Malignancies Section and Director of the Hematology Malignancy Program, University of Virginia Cancer Center, Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Michael Lee Linenberger, MD, Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Training Program, and Robert and Phyllis Henigson Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  • Anne Taggart (Thomas) Neff, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine & Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Director, Vanderbilt Hemostasis & Thrombosis Clinic, Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Infectious Disease
  • Chair: Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, Medical Director, Seattle STD/HIV Prevention and Training Center and Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
  • Jan E. Patterson, MD, Associate Dean for Quality & Lifelong Learning, Director, Center for Patient Safety & Health Policy, and Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Division of Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Helen W. Boucher, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Program Director, Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, and Staff Physician Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Interventional Cardiology
  • John S. Douglas, Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program, and Director, Cardiac Observation Area, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
  • James Bernard Hermiller, Jr., MD, St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana and St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Nicholas S. Hill, MD, Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Chief, Pulmonary & Critical Care and Sleep Division, Pulmonary & Critical Care and Sleep Division, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Nizar N. Jarjour, MD, Professor of Medicine, Head, Section of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Wisconsin, and Assistant Director, Clinical and Translational Science Award, responsible for Clinical and Translational Research Core (CTRC) University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Charles Wadsworth Atwood, Jr., MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Communication Science and Disorders, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Staff Physician Pulmonary Section, VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Hyung Leona Kim Schluger, MD, Sidney J. Zweig Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Associate Director, Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York.

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    About ABIM
    For 75 years, certification by the 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 and Twitter.