ABIM announces members of new Cardiology Board
January 09, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsPhiladelphia, PA, January 9, 2015 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced the physicians and public/inter-professional members who are now serving on the organization's new Cardiology Board.
ABIM's 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 their discipline across the spectrum of ABIM Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) programs. Each of the Specialty Boards includes two public members: one a member of the inter-professional health care team, and the other someone bringing the patient/caregiver perspective.
Cardiology is the 11th Specialty Board established in the new governance model. Mariell Jessup, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Associate Chief-Clinical Affairs, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Medical Director of the Penn Medicine Heart and Vascular Center; and immediate past-President of the American Heart Association will chair the new Cardiology Board.
"The broad depth of knowledge and skills represented on the new Cardiology Board will help as we work to evolve our Certification and MOC programs – to increase their relevancy for all of the specialties in cardiology," said Richard J. Baron, MD, President and CEO of ABIM. "Under Mariell's leadership, I am confident that the Board will effectively drive innovation in the options we offer cardiologists to meet MOC requirements."
The Cardiology Board works closely with the Cardiology exam committees, including:
"I believe ABIM's new governance model is an opportunity to build new partnerships within the broad cardiology community while working to improve the Certification and MOC program across the spectrum of cardiology," said Dr. Jessup, Chair of the Cardiology Board. "The recent changes to the MOC program have created a lot of discussion, and the board members will bring the perspective of their peers as we work to improve the MOC experience for all cardiologists."
The new members of the Cardiology Board are:
• Susan Ashley Moore-Gibbs, AGPCNP, CHFN, Coordinator for the Carolinas HealthCare System's Center for Advanced Practice Cardiology Fellowship and President of the Metrolina Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Charlotte, North Carolina
• Philip E. Stauffer, Aviation Safety Inspector with the Federal Aviation Administration's Flight Standards National Field Office, Washington, D.C.
For more than 75 years, certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 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.