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ABIM Announces Members of its Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease


Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2008 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced the membership of its Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease, one of 11 ABIM Subspecialty Boards that encompass the field of internal medicine. ABIM has issued more than 25,000 certificates in cardiovascular disease.

ABIM's subspecialty boards are composed of experts in both academic medicine and practice, all of whom must be ABIM certified in the particular subspecialty. Members of these boards apply their individual and collective knowledge toward the development of the policies, standards, and requirements for Certification and Maintenance of Certification in their subspecialty, with special focus on developing the cognitive exam that physicians must take to certify or maintain their certification. Diagnostic reasoning and judgment are the hallmarks of the internal medicine physician and these exams present clinical scenarios like those encountered in cardiology practice.

"The experience and skills this group of cardiovascular disease professionals brings to ABIM are impressive, and their expertise will be extremely valuable as it works to determine the requirements and qualifications of candidates applying for certification in this important subspecialty," said Dr. Michael Zile, Chair of the Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease.

Members of the Subspecialty Board on Cardiovascular Disease include:

  • Gerard P. Aurigemma, MD – University of Massachusetts
  • Anne B. Curtis, MD – University of South Florida
  • George William Dec Jr., MD – Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Carl V. Leier, MD – Ohio State University Heart Center
  • William C. Little, MD – Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Emile R. Mohler III, MD – University of Pennsylvania
  • James D. Thomas, MD – Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Paul D. Thompson, MD, Hartford Hospital
  • George W. Vetrovec, MD – Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Joseph A. Vita, MD – Boston University School of Medicine
  • Kim Allan Williams, MD – University of Chicago
  • Michael R. Zile (Chair), MD – Medical University South Carolina Heart Center

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