American Board of Internal Medicine Announces New Members and Officers on Board of Directors and Council
July 06, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsPhiladelphia, PA, July 6, 2015 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced the new members and officers of its Board of Directors and ABIM Council. Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors and Patricia M. Conolly, MD, has been named Chair Elect. In addition, three new physicians will be joining the ABIM Board of Directors: Vineet Arora, MD, Roger W. Bush, MD, and Robert D. Siegel, MD. ABIM also announced that Jeanne M. Marrazzo, MD, has been named Chair of the ABIM Council, which added one new member, Bruce A. Leff, MD.
"Clarence and Jeanne will be leading the American Board of Internal Medicine at an incredible time of change," said Richard J. Baron, MD, President and CEO of ABIM. "All of the new members of ABIM's governance will bring a diverse experience that will inform ABIM's ongoing efforts. I look forward to working with them and am confident that they will help guide our ongoing focus on partnership with the medical community to transform our Maintenance of Certification program."
The ABIM governance structure includes a Board of Directors, a Council and Specialty Boards. Each is composed of physicians who are board certified in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties and who are actively participating in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
ABIM Board of Directors
The ABIM Board of Directors oversees the overall strategic direction of the organization. It also supports efforts to make MOC and the Certification credential relevant and valuable to the broader health care community and to all the internists who participate in it. Per ABIM bylaws, a majority of physician board members must have current clinical practice experience.
New ABIM Board officers announced today include:
"ABIM faces numerous challenges and opportunities today that we must work together with the medical community to address. I am committed to working across ABIM governance and with physicians in practice, in academia and in leadership positions to ensure we are creating programs and offerings that physicians are proud of," said Dr. Braddock.
New ABIM Board members announced today include:
The ABIM Council guides the policies and procedures for Certification and MOC in all of the disciplines of internal medicine. The Council's responsibilities are to ensure the quality, relevance and effectiveness of ABIM's programs across all the specialties of internal medicine.
New ABIM Council officer announced today:
"As new chair of the ABIM Council, I will continue to engage physicians in internal medicine and its subspecialties to be responsive to their input about ABIM's Certification and MOC programs," said Dr. Marrazzo. "ABIM has already announced a number of significant outcomes from its work to make immediate changes to its MOC program, including updating the Fall 2015 Internal Medicine MOC exam to reflect what physicians in practice are doing and accepting more forms of ACCME-approved continuing medical education for MOC credit to recognize work physicians are already engaged in to stay current."
New ABIM Council member announced today:
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. ABIM is committed to engaging the internal medicine community so that its programs reflect what physicians in practice today are doing. Subscribe to the ABIM blog for updates and to learn about opportunities to provide input and take part in this work.