American Board of Internal Medicine Elects Officers and Members to Board of Directors
Philadelphia, PA, July 6, 2006 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced the election of three officers and seven members to its Board of Directors, including a new Board Chair. The announcement was made at a meeting held in conjunction with ABIM’s 70th anniversary.
The ABIM Board of Directors is comprised of 29 physicians who are board certified in internal medicine or one of its disciplines. The appointments became effective July 1 and include:
- Holly J. Humphrey, MD, Professor of Medicine and Dean for Medical Education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
- Donald E. Wesson, MD, Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Members of Subspecialty Board:
- Joseph E. Craft, MD, Professor of Medicine and Immunobiology and Chief, Section of Rheumatology, Yale University School of Medicine
- Stuart L. Linas, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Chief, Division of Nephrology, Denver Health Medical Center
- Barry E. Egener, MD, FAACH, Faculty, Legacy Program in Internal Medicine; Medical Director, The Foundation for Medical Excellence; Medical Director, Northwest Center for Physician-Patient Communication; Communication Specialist, Legacy Health Systems, Portland, OR
- John G. Harold, MD, FACC, FCCP, FACP, FAHA, Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles and immediate past-Chief of Staff, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
- Kevin P. High, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, Sections on Infectious Diseases and Hematology/Oncology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
- Lawrence G. Smith, MD, Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
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 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.