ABIM Foundation Announces New Trustees

July 27, 2023 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
The ABIM Foundation today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Margaret Flinter, APRN, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, and Rajeev Jain, MD, FACP, FASGE, AGAF.

"With multiple collaborations and a broad portfolio of work, it's important for the Foundation to have a variety of perspectives on its board," said Richard J. Baron, MD, President and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation. "Margaret Flinter and Rajeev Jain bring unique perspectives from decades of working in nursing and private practice, respectively. I look forward to working with them to inspire conversations about building trust in health care."

Margaret Flinter, APRN, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, is the Senior Vice President and Clinical Director of the Moses Weitzman Health System and its Community Health Center, Inc (CHCI). A board certified family nurse practitioner, Flinter joined CHCI as a primary care provider and its first nurse practitioner in 1980. At CHCI, she has held both clinical and executive leadership roles as she co-led its growth from a single site to a statewide organization and one of the largest FQHCs in the United States. Flinter has led local, state, and national initiatives focused on improving access to the highest quality primary care, particularly for underserved and key populations. In 2005, Flinter established the Weitzman Center, now known as the Weitzman Institute, as the research, innovation, and training arm of CHCI; she currently serves as senior faculty of the Institute.

Rajeev Jain, MD, FACP, FASGE, AGAF, is a board certified gastroenterologist who has been in private practice since 1999. He is a partner at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants and served as Chief of Gastroenterology at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas from 2000-2020. Dr. Jain is Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine Board of Directors.

National health care leaders, members of the Board of Trustees oversee the Foundation's efforts to advance medical professionalism. The 2023-2024 ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees includes:
  • Chair: David L. Coleman, MD, Research Professor, Interim Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, Yale School of Medicine
  • Immediate Past-Chair: Jackie Judd, health care communications consultant
  • Vice Chair: Frederick P. Cerise, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, Parkland Hospital & Health System
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and C. Glenn Cobbs, MD, Endowed Professor in Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Richard J. Baron, MD, President and CEO, American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation
  • Odette C. Bolano, FACHE, MHA, BSN, CEO West Region, Trinity Health Idaho|Oregon|California
  • Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, Executive Director, John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Yul D. Ejnes, MD, MACP, practicing physician, Coastal Medical, Cranston, RI; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Margaret Flinter, APRN, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, Senior Vice President and Clinical Director, Moses Weitzman Health System and Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Rajeev Jain, MD, FACP, FASGE, AGAF, Partner, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants
  • Ali M. Khan, MD, MPP, FACP, Chief Medical Officer Value-Based Care Strategy, Oak Street Health
  • Bruce Leff, MD, Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
  • Reginald Tucker Seeley, MA, ScM, ScD, Vice President of Health Equity, ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer
  • Heather Comer Yun, MD, FACP, FIDS, Deputy Commander for Medical Services, Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Chief of Medical Services, San Antonio Market of the Defense Health Agency

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    About the ABIM Foundation
    The ABIM Foundation's mission is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policymakers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice. To learn more about the ABIM Foundation, visit www.abimfoundation.org, connect on LinkedIn or follow on Twitter.

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