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Item-Writing Task Forces

ABIM established the Item-Writing Task Forces to help meet the increased demand for content associated with providing physicians new, more flexible assessment options. These Task Forces develop exam content by utilizing a combination of traditional and innovative, model-based approaches to item development.

Model-based question development techniques involve establishing a set of specifications for creating exam questions in a given content area. These specifications are then used to produce many high-quality questions in that content area.

Watch the video below to hear current Task Force members share their experiences with this work. See Task Force openings by discipline.

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Benjamin Hendrickson, MD
Daniel Sanchez, MD FACC, FASE
Georges Ephrem, MD, MSc
Santosh Uppu, MD
Seiji Ito, MD, FAAP, FACC

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Daniel Yip, MD
Tamas Alexy, MD, PhD
Jose Finet, MD
Priyanka Gosain, MD
Navin Rajagopalan, MD
Mitchell Saltzberg, MD, MSc

Cardiovascular Disease

Karima Addetia, MD
Vitali Aizin, MD
M. Chadi Alraies, MD
Robert Amory, DO, FACC
Bhaskar Arora, MD
Aurangzeb Baber, MD, FACC
Brian Barr, MD 
Sanjay Bindra, MD
Andrew Calvin, MD, MPH
Marinos Charalambous, MD
Mehmet Cilingiroglu, MD
Vijay Divakaran, MD
Jorge Fernandez, MD
Hilton Franqui-Rivera, MD
David Fries, MD, FACC
Mark Garcia, MD
Fady Geha, MS, MD, FACC
Zachary Goldberger, MD
Sanjeev Goyal, MD
Mary Gray, MD
Bernard Gros, MD
Richard A. Hahn, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP
Ido Heletz, MD
Rahul Jain, MD, MPH
Rajat Jhanjee, MD
Drew Johnson, MD
Bharat Kantharia, MD
Robert Kim, MD
Anthony Klappa, MD
Constantine Kosmas, MD, PhD, FACC, FACP
Andy Lee, MD
Thomas McGarry, MD
Ali Morshedi-Meibodi, MD
Emmanuel Nketiah, MD
Ryan Oeltgen, MD
Samir Pancholy, MD, MSCAI
Daniel Pauly, MD, PhD
Matthew Pierce, MD
Amresh Raina, MD
Kamal Riad, MD
Mohammed Ruzieh, MD
Andrew Voigt, MD
Joseph Weiss, MD, PhD
Anita Wokhlu, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCCT, FSCMR
Anil Yadav, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Jonathan Chrispin, MD
Jodie Hurwitz, MD
James Ip, MD
Michael Lloyd, MD, Mentor
Babak Nazer, MD
Emily Zeitler, MD, MHS, Mentor 

Critical Care Medicine

Ravi Agarwala, MD, FRCPC
Fahad Alroumi, MD, MEHP, FCCP
John Arbo, MD
Aimee Aysenne, MD
Adel Bassily-Marcus, MD
Paul Bergl, MD
Ashwin Dharmadhikari, MD, MPH
Luis Diaz Caballero, MD
Muhammad Ehtesham, MD
Benedict Ewaleifoh, MD, FCCP, FACP
Michael Gabrilovich, MD, PhD, FCCP
Sarah Hadique, MD, FCCP
Channing Hui, DO
Madhu Kalyan Pendurthi, MD, MPH, FACP
Sameer Khanijo, MD
Danai Khemasuwan, MD, MBA
Harish Kinni, MD
Mutsumi Kioka, MD
Younghoon Kwon, MD
Jennifer LaRosa, MD, FCCM, FCCP
Tilottama Majumdar, MD, MBA, FCCP
Bushra Mina, MD, FFCM, FCCP, FACP
Taro Minami, MD, FACP, FCCP
Pius Ochieng, MD
Jonathan Paladino, MD, PhD
Jay Patel, MD
Mario Ponce, MD
Omar Rahman, MD, FCCM
Christian Sandrock, MD, MPH, FCCP
Shailendra Sawh, MD
Israa Soghier, MD, MS
Dante Suffredini, MD, FCCP
Betty Tran, MD, MSc
Charity Tumangday, MD
Abhay Vakil, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

Renee Amori, MD
Kersthine Andre, MD
Carlos R. Arguello, MD
L. Maria Belalcazar, MD
Harikrashna Bhatt, MD
Kamal Bhusal, MD
Mario Chan, MD
Ricardo Correa, MD, EsD
Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS
Kaniksha Desai, MD
David Erani, MD
Ranjodh Gill, MD
Zeina Habib, MD, MPH
Elizabeth Helfer, MD
Elizabeth Holt, MD, PhD
Kristen Hyland, MD MHS
Michelle Jardine, MD
Ngaruiya Kariuki, MD, Mentor
Treyce Knee, MD
Anupam Kotwal, MD
Kendal L. Hamann, MD
Beatrice Lupsa, MD
Joanna Miragaya, MD, PhD
Ayoub Mogassbi, MD FACP, FACE
Matthew Nicholson, MD, FACE
Omolola Olajide, MD
Samuel Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE
Carmen Pastor, MD
Jesus Penabad, MD
Aman Rajpal, MD
David Reich, MD
Prasanna Santhana, MD
Eric Shiffrin, MD
Bridget Sinnott, MD
Steven Taylor, MD
Rokshana Thanadar, MD, FACE
Tom Vaughan, MD
Terri Washington, MD, FACE
Abid Yaqub, MD, FACE, FACP

Gastroenterology

Uchenna Agbim, MD
Sushil Ahlawat, MD
Nazneen Ahmed, MD
Karlee Ausk, MD
Jay Babich, MD
Parth Bharill, MD
Steven Carpenter, MD
Subhankar Chakraborty, MD
Saurabh Chawla, MD
James Curtiss, MD, FACG
Nader Dbouk, MD
Stephen Fabry, MD
Fadi Francis, MD
Richard Fried, MD
Vineet Gudsoorkar, MD
Abhishek Gulati, MD
Sumant Inamdar, MD, MPH
Sumodh Kalathil, MD
Avash Kalra, MD
Anas Kawayeh, MD, FACP
Vikram Kotwal, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF
Jose Lavergne, MD, FACP, AGAF
Matthew Moeller, MD
Arpan Mohanty, MD
Amirkaveh Mojtahed, MD
Farah Monzur, MD, FACG
Nina Nandy, MD, FACG
Imad Nassif, MD
Harini Rathinamanickam, MD
Srinivas Seela, MD
Corina Serer, MD
Mohamed Shoreibah, MD
Arun Srivatsa, MD
Nathan Tofteland, MD
Ravi Vachhani, MD
Neha Wadhwa, MD
Mark Worthington, MD, AGAF
Atif Zaman, MD, MPH

Geriatric Medicine

Sik Ang, MD
Rayomand Bengali, MD
Huai Cheng, MD, MPH
Gregory Compton, MD, MAa
Kimberly Dixon, MD
Priyanka Duggal, MD
Edmund Duthie, MD
Edet Elensi, MD
Jonathan Flacker, MD
Paula Folger, MD
Tyson Garfield, DO
Rani Gundavarapu, MD
Herman Hasselkus, MD
Nannette Hoffman, MD
Grace Ingan Chen, MD
Abid Iraqi, MD
Mahmoud Ismail, MBBCh
Ecler Jaqua, MD, FAAFP
Robert Jayes, MD, FACP
Herbert Keating, MD
Luke Kim, MD, MEd
Keiko Kimura, MD
Chandrika Kumar, MD
Brian Lavery, MD
Tracy Lippard, MD
Lawrence Ma, MD
Jonathan Maks, MD, FACP
Francisco Mercado, MD
Swarnalatha Meyyazhagan, MD
Kourosh Moshiri, MD, MHA, CMD, HMDC, FACP, AGSF, FACCWS
John Naumovski, MD
Andrea Ohldin, MD
Sandeep Pagali, MD
Salonie Pereira, MD
Priya Pinto, MD
Nader Rahmanian, MD
Geetha Rao, MD
Unnati Sampat, MBBS, FACP
Shyrl Sistrunk, MD, FACP
Thomas Triantafillou, MD
Alia Tuqan, MD
Brandon Verdoorn, MD
Christopher Wood, DO, FACP, FACOI

Hematology

Mohsen Arani, MD
Florence Arnold, MD
Shebli Atrash, MD
Madhuri Bajaj, MD
Bruno Bastos, MD
Joan Beckman, MD, PhD
Kebede Begna, MD
Amer Beitinjaneh, MD
Laura Brett, MD
Claudio Brunstein, MD, PhD
Vince Cataldo, MD
Vince Cataldo, MD
Richard Chang, MD
Ajoy Dias, MD
Chunhui Fang, MD
Paul Fishkin, MD
Sandeep Grewal, MD
Vallathucherry Harish, MD
Jesus Hermosillo Rodriguez, MD
Srilatha Hosur, MD
Bruce Hough, MD
Atif Hussein, MD, FACP, MMM
Joshua Kra, MD
Monica Lee, MD
Sreeram Maddipatla, MD
Basem Madgy William, MD, MRCP(UK), FACP
Hanh Mai, DO
Peter Maslak, MD
Carol Mathew, MD
Debashish Misra, MD
Sanjay Mohan, MD, MSCI
Hemant Murthy, MD
Tejo Musunuru, MD
Gayatri Nimmagad, MD
Thein Oo, MD
Ashok Pai, MD
Shinoj Pattali Jayavalsan, MD
Jenny Petkova, MD
Rajiv Pruthi, MBBS
Kelvin Raybon, MD, FACP
Ayman Saad, MD
Roberto Sica, MD
Sukanthini Subbiah, MD
Nimit Sudan, MD
Benjamin Tomlinson, MD
Cherian Verghese, MD, MPH
Thomas Warr, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Kathleen Akgun, MD, MS
Lawrence Berk, MD, PhD
Ana Berlin, MD, MPH
Eugene Choi, MD
Oscar Dellinger, MD
Diane Dietzen, MD
Katreece Ellis, MD
Molly Feely, MD
Kelly Ferraro, MD
Pamela Gordon, MD
Rachel Hadler, MD
Margaret Isaac, MD, FACP
Erin Jackson, MD
Carolyn Kezar, MD
Justin Kim, MD
Theresa Kristopaitis, MD
Jeanne Lee, MD
Jane Loitman, MD, MBA, FAAHPM
Adam Marks, MD, MPH, FAAHPM
Edward Martin, MD, MPH
Brian Mikolasko, MD, HMDC
Vandana Nagpal, MD
Jayson Neagle, MD
Richard Orlan, MD
Silviu Pasniciuc, MD, MS, FACP
Biral Patel, MD
Ravi Pathak, MD
Catherine Pham, MD
Jennifer Poole, DO
Beth Popp, MD
James Powers, MD
Sandra Sacks, MD, MEd
Renato Samala, MD, MHPE, FACP, FAAHPM
Biren Saraiya, MD
Timothy Siegel, MD, FACS
Ky Stoltzfus, MD
Corey Tapper, MD, MS
Cynthia Wallace, MD, MBA, MSPH
Michelle Walter, DO, FAAHPM

Infectious Disease

John Albin, MD, PhD
Vladimir Berthaud, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, CPH, DTMH
Jose Castro, MD
Sonia Chimienti, MD
Nicolas Cortes-Penfield, MD
Jose Ernesto Campo Maldonado, MD, MSCI, FACP
Molly Fleece, MD
Anna Kaltsas, MD, MS
Janaki Kuruppu, MD
Samuel Lee, MD, PhD
Ira Leviton, MD
Miguel Madariaga, MD, MSc
Benjamin Miko, MD
Sherif Mossad, MD
Obinna Nnedu, MD, MPH
Praveen Raghavendra Anegondhi Sudhindra, MD
Roseanne Ressner, DO
Karla Rivera Rivera, MD, FIDSA
Christian Rojas-Moreno, MD
Rohit Talwani, MD
Olivia Van Gerwen, MD, MPH
Richard Watkins, MD
Joseph Yabes, MD

Internal Medicine

Jayanth Adusumalli, MBBS, MPH
Nitesh Ainani, MD, FACC, RPVI
Hania Al-Shahrouri, MD
Suhaib Andrabi, MD, FASN
Bathmapriya Balakrishnan, BMedSci, BMBS, FCCP
Sudarshan Balla, MD
Bruce Berenson, MD
Rajat Bhatt, MD
Trupesh Chanpura, MD, MHA
Nathan Cutler, MD
Xiaoying Deng, MD, PhD, FASN, FACP, MBA
Fernando Fuentes, MD, FACP
Monica Grafals, MD, MPH, MBA
Daniela Grayeb, MD
Sarah Hubbell, MD
Esther Hui, MD
Josune Iglesias, MD, FACP
Sonali Iyer, MD
Rohit Jain, MD
Theodore James, MD, MSc
Scott Janus, MD
Julie Joseph, MD, MPH, MBA
Justin Kingery, MD, PhD
William Kormos, MD
Patrick Kosciuk, MD
Ethan Kuperman, MD
Elena Lebduska, MD
Vladimir Lytchakov, MD
Samyuktha Madishetty, MD
Ghania Masri, MD
Attila Nemeth, MD, FHM
Natalija Odanovic, MD
Andrew Ofosu, MD, MPH
Jason Ojeda, MD
Ashesh Patel, MD, FACP
Neha Patel, MD
Kristopher Pfirman, DO
Maria Posadas Salas, MD
Akuffo Quarde, MD
Jean-Sebastien Rachoin, MD, FASN, FCCM, SFHM
Poornima Ramadas, MD
Iqbal Ratnani, MD, FCCP, FCCM
Alexander Rittenberg, MD
Mohammad Sadeddin, MD
Rohan Sen, MD, FACP
Terrence Shaneyfelt, MD, MPH, MET
Ahmed Shoreibah, MD
Prathap Simhadri, MD, MPH, FASN
Cristian Speil, MD
Jennifer Stichman, MD
Claudia Thomas, MD
Braghadheeswar Thyagarajan, MD, FACP, FASN, FCCP
Vivekanand Tiwari, MD
Brian Tran, MD
Manajyoti Yadav, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine Inpatient

Christine Bryson, DO, SFHM, FACP
Audrey Corbett, MD, FACP
Kwame Dapaah-Afriyie, MD, MBChB
Herprit Mahal, MD
Dimple Patel, MD
Paul Salama, MD
Joseph Rhatigan, MD
Lalit Verma, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Subasit Acharji, MD
Mohammad Al Madani, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Derar Albashaireh, MD
Konstantinos Boudoulas, MD
Marcella Calfon Press, MD, PhD
Gene Chang, MD
Calvin Choi, MD
Pranab Das, MD
Mahir Elder, MD
Georges Ephrem, MD, MSc
Ricardo Escarcega Alarcon, MD
Andrey Espinoza, MD
Reza Fazel, MD, MAC
Philip Hall, MD
Sandeep Hindupur, MD
Anand Irimpen, MD
Yumiko Kanei, MD
Muhammad Khan, MD, MBA, FAAFP, FHM
Nicholas Lembo, MD
Jonathan Marmur, MD, FACC
Carlos Mena Hurtado, MD
Nestor Mercado, MD, PhD
Nowwar Mustafa, MD
Mamoo Nakamura, MD
Robert Piana, MD
Oscar Rosales, MD
Lior Shamai, DO
Harsimran Singh, MD
Matthew Tomey, MD
Gil Vardi, MD
Robert Widmer, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

Isam Abdel-Karim, MD, MSCI, MHA
Mohammad Ali, MD
Avan Armaghani, MD
Madhuri Bajaj, MD
Taylor Barnett, MD
Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD
Lillian Burke, MD, FACP
Ivan Bustillo Chams, MD
Steven Cohen, MD
Dan Costin, MD
Ajay Dar, MD
Jennifer Eatrides, MD
Eric Gamboa, MD, FACP
Srilata Gundala, MD
Shilpi Gupta, MBBS, MD
Richard Hall, MD, MS
Elizabeth Henske, MD
Hiroshi Ishiguro, MD, PhD, FACP
John Jakob, MD, PhD
Varinder Kaur, MD, FACP
Venu Konala, MD
Lynn Kong, MD
Jairam Krishnamurthy, MD, FACP
Chainarong Limvarapuss, MD
Michelle Loch, MD
M. Dror Michaelson, MD, PhD
Mehdi Moezi, MD, FACP
Daniel Morgensztern, MD
Giancarlo Moscol, MD
Suchita Pakkala, MD
Kathy Pan, MD
Dean Park, MD
Mehool Patel, MD, FACP, MBA
David Portnoy, MD, FACP
Naga Raja, MD
Devika Rao, MD
Marco Ruiz, MD, MPH, FACP
Savitri Skandan, MD
Samira Syed, MD
Scott Tetreault, MD
Heather Tracy, MD
Nazim Turhal, MD
Wen Wee Ma, MBBS
Dan Zuckerman, MD, FASCO

Nephrology

Anip Bansal, MD
Emmy Bell, MD
Devasmita Choudhury, MD
Abraham Cohen Bucay, MD
Michael Choi, MD, Mentor
Cindy Corpier, MD
Kevin A. Curran, MD
Abhijin Das, MD
Amishi Desai Patel, DO
Wesley Gabbard, MD
Anirban Ganguli, MD, M.Sc.
Samir Gautam, MBBS
Cybele Ghossein, MD
Michael E. Grant, MD, FACP, FASN
John Havill, MD
Musab Hommos, MBBS, FACP, FASN
Navin Jaipaul, MD, MHS
Hazem Kakaji, MD
Hania Kassem, MD
Amir Kazory, MD
Patricia Khalil, MD
Zeid J. Khitan, MD
Jeffrey A. Klein, MD
Adetoye Lufadeju, MD
Erik Lum, MD
Ahmad Bilal Malik, MD
Evgueni Minev, MD
Jair Munoz Mendoza, MD
Franco Musio, MD
Ayodele Ogunremi, MD, MMM, FASN, FACP, CEP 
Janis Orlowski, MD, MACP
Mandip Panesar, MD
Bret Pasiuk, MD
Paul Pronovost, MD
Shehzad Rehman, MD
Dena Rifkin, MD, Mentor 
Subodh Saggi, MD
Norman WG Seay, MD
Jie Tang, MD, MPH
Leslie Thomas, MD
Winfield Word-Sims, MD
Robert D Zenenberg, DO, FACP
Shams Zia, MD

Pulmonary Disease

Oriade Adeoye, MD, MPH, FACP
Gopal Allada, MD
Sammar Alsunaid, MD
Sara Assaf, MD
Puneet Aulakh, MD
Megan Conroy, MD, MA(ed)
Marc Feinstein, MD
Mark Godfrey, MD
Nadeem Inayet, MD
Peter Jackson, MD
Fayez Kheir, MD, MSc
Ismini Kourouni, MD
Prathik Krishnan, MD
Sarah Medrek, MD
Konstantin Millerman, MD, MPH
Imre Noth, MD
Ogugua Obi, MD, MPH, MSc
Amik Sodhi, MD
Jennifer Svetlecic, MD, FCCP
James Walter, MD

Rheumatology

Amritpal Anand, MD, MS, PT
Luke Barre, MD, MPH, RhMSUS, FACR
Matthew Carroll, MD
Krati Chauhan, MD, MPH
Nicole Davey-Ranasinghe, MD
Shailey Desai, MD
Julianna Desmarais, MD
Kalyani Govindaraju, MD
Michael Guma, DO
Leslie Ranken, MD
Shrilekha Sairam, MD
Anastasia Slobodnick, MD 
Bob Sun, MD
Eleni Tiniakou, MD
Jaren Trost, MD
Jason Weiner, MD, FACP, FACR, RhMSUS

Sleep Medicine

Ritwick Agrawal, MD, MS
Maha Alattar, MD
Puneet Aulakh, MD
Mohamed Ali Eltoum, MBBS
Omar Awad, MD
Maurits Boon, MD
Hassan Chami, MD
Ravindra Chandrashekhar, MD, MSEE
Susan Chang, MD
Jean Charchaflieh, MD, DrPH
Stella Hahn, MD
Mariam Louis, MD
Dionne Morgan, MBBS, FCCP
Hyung Park, MD
Salma Patel, MD, MPH
Luis Quintero, DO, MPH, FCCP
Shekar Raman, MD
Joseph Ramzy, MD
Adrian Salmon, MD, MPH, MBA
Gilbert Seda, MD, PhD
Sonja Schuetz, MD, MS, MSc
Sai Sunkara, MD
Muhammad Syed, MD, FACP
Lauren Tobias, MD
Jaime Torres, MD
Katie Tran, MD

Transplant Hepatology

Deborah Goldman, MD
Meagan Gray, MD
Batul Kaj-Carbaidwala, MD
Zahida Khan, MD, PhD
Ayman A. Koteish, MD
Henry Lin, MD
Ian Schreibman, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FAASLD
Mohamed Shoreibah, MD



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