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ABIM Announces Members of its Subspecialty Board on Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism


Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2008 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced the membership of its Subspecialty Board on Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, one of 11 ABIM Subspecialty Boards that encompass the field of internal medicine. ABIM has issued more than 6,000 certificates in Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism.

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 the practice of endocrinology, diabetes, & metabolism.

“The clinical experience and skills this group of Endocrinology professionals brings to ABIM are impressive, and their expertise will be extremely valuable as the Board works to determine the requirements and qualifications of candidates applying for certification in our subspecialty,” said Dr. David Cooper, Chair of the Subspecialty Board on Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism.

Members of the Subspecialty Board on Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism are:

  • Shalender Bhasin, MD – Boston University School of Medicine
  • David S. Cooper, MD (Chair) – The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Robert H. Eckel, MD – University of Colorado at Denver Health Sciences Center
  • Serge Jabbour, MD, Physician Secretary – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Kathryn Ann Martin, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Lynnette Kaye Nieman, MD – National Institutes of Health
  • Anne L. Peters, MD – USC Keck School of Medicine
  • David S. Schade, MD – University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Nelson Barnett Watts, MD – University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

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