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Initial Certification indicates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, accredited training and evaluation and that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

MOC is a professionally determined standard that attests that an internist is staying current in knowledge and practice throughout his/her career.

For more than 75 years, Certification by ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties.

Disclosures of External Relationships for Executives

Richard J. Baron, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of ABIM & ABIM Foundation

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Dr. Baron reported no financial relationships with other healthcare-related companies.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Richard G. Battaglia, MD, Chief Medical Officer

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Dr. Battaglia reported no ongoing financial relationships with other healthcare-related companies.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Judi Cassel, MPP, Chief of Staff

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Ms. Cassel reported no ongoing financial relationships with other healthcare-related companies.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Jeremy Dugosh, Interim Vice President, Ph.D., Test Development

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Dr. Dugosh reported no ongoing financial relationships with other healthcare-related companies.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Louis J. Grosso, MEd, Vice President, Psychometrics

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Mr. Grosso reported no ongoing financial relationships with other healthcare-related companies.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Robert J. Haracz, MS, Senior Vice President, Information Technology

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Mr. Haracz reported no ongoing financial relationships with other healthcare-related companies.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Veronica E. Jones, Vice President, Program Operations

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Ms. Jones reported no ongoing financial relationships with other healthcare-related companies.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Rebecca S. Lipner, Senior Vice President, Assessment and Research

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Dr. Lipner reported the following ongoing relationships with other healthcare-related companies:

Other compensation from other not-for-profit healthcare-related organizations:

Dr. Lipner serves as a consultant on a National Institute on Aging grant through Dartmouth/VA Researchers to study the efficiency of healthcare for physicians who have gone through Certification or Maintenance of Certification, receiving consulting fees, paid to the American Board of Internal Medicine.

She also serves as a consultant on a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute grant through Dr. James Tulsky of Harvard University to study ways to improve doctor-patient communication, receiving consulting fees, paid to the American Board of Internal Medicine.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Lorna A. Lynn, MD, Vice President, Medical Education Research

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Dr. Lynn reported the following ongoing relationships with other healthcare-related companies:

Leadership in not-for-profit organizations:

Dr. Lynn serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Family Medicine, receiving travel reimbursement.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Vincent J. Mandes, Chief Financial Officer

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Mr. Mandes reported no ongoing financial relationships with other healthcare-related companies.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Furman S. McDonald, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Academic and Medical Affairs

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Dr. McDonald reported the following ongoing relationships with other healthcare-related companies:

Work as an editor or author

Work as an author or editor for following companies, with compensation as listed below:

Mayo Clinic Scientific Press, receiving compensation as an author, paid to Mayo International Health Program.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.

Pamela Browner White

ABIM recognizes the potential value of many types of relationships between health care experts and the healthcare-related industry. To help ensure the independence of all ABIM policies, programs and products, ABIM requires that those who serve on ABIM boards and committees provide detailed disclosures about their relationships with healthcare-related companies, including research, educational activities, intellectual property and service on healthcare-related company boards. Leadership roles with and grant funding or other compensation from other non-profit healthcare-related organizations are also disclosed. This information is shared among members of each board or committee, enabling open discussion about the nature of the work involved and any possible influence on the work of ABIM.

As of January 2017, Ms. Browner White reported no ongoing financial relationships with other healthcare-related companies.

ABIM collects—and members share—information in much more detail than is reported here. We welcome questions about our Conflict of Interest (COI) policies and processes. Please contact us at ABIM Governance Services if you have any questions.