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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

Ari Cedars, MD
Seiji Ito, MD, FAAP, FACC
Zachary Steinberg, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Richa Agarwal, MD
Monique Tanna, MD, FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Jorge R. Alegria, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE
Darpan Bansal, MD
Scott Cameron, MD, PhD, RPVI, FACC, FSVM
Sung-Hae Cho, MD
Zachary David Goldberger, MD, FACC, FHRS
Richard A. Hahn, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP
Ihab R. Hamzeh, MD, FACC
Binh An Phan, MD, FACC
Gautam Ramani, MD, FACC
Aniruddha Singh, MD, FACC
Uma N. Srivatsa, MBBS, MAS, FACC, FHRS
Kamala P. Tamirisa, MD, FACC, FHRS
Nidhish Tiwari, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE
Anita Wokhlu, MD, FACC, FASE, FSCCT, FSCMR

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Rishi K. Arora, MD
Mikhael El-Chami, MD
Mahmoud Houmsse, MD
James Ip, MD
Michael Lloyd, MD, FACC, FHRS
Jonathan S. Steinberg, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Ravi Agarwala, MD
Aimee Aysenne, MD
Paula G. Carvalho, MD
Bhavinkumar Dalal, MD, DNB, FACP, FCCP
Stephen Derdak, DO
Younghoon Kwon, MD
John Madara, MD
Tashfeen Mahmood, MD
Ryan Maves, MD
Taro Minami, MD, FACP, FCCP
Rahul Nanchal
Omar Rahman, MD
Farid Sadaka, MD
Shashvat Sukhal, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

Intekhab Ahmed, MD
Carlos R. Arguello, MD, FACE
Joumana Chaiban, MD, MBA, FACE
Mario Chan, MBBS, FACE
Ricardo Correa Marquez, MD, EdD, FACP, FACE, FACMQ, FAPCR
Andrew Robert Crawford, MD
Kaniksha Desai, MD
Sky Graybill, MD
Ugis Gruntmanis, MD
Kendal L. Hamann, MD
Asra Kermani, MB, BS, FACP
Graham McMahon, MB, MD, MMSc
Joanna Miragaya, MD, PhD, FACE
Ioannis Papagiannis, MD, FACE
Steven Taylor, MD

Gastroenterology

Uchenna Agbim, MD
Subhankar Chakraborty, MD, PhD
Madhav Desai, MD, MPH
Stephen Corvin Fabry, MD
Eugenio J. Hernandez, MD
Sumant Inamdar, MD, MPH
Sumodh C. Kalathil, MBBS
Brian Kim, MD
Divyanshoo Kohli, MD
Phillip C. Lindholm, MD
Andrew T. Pellecchia, MD
Francisco C. Ramirez, MD
Anjana Sathyamurthy, MBBS
Ravi Vachhani, MD
Steven Zacks, MD, MPH
Atif Zaman, MD, MPH

Geriatric Medicine

Ruchira Chandra, MD
Grace Ingan Chen, MD
Priyanka Duggal, MD
Jonathan M. Flacker, MD AGSF
Paula A. Folger, MD
Herman Hasselkus, MD
Abigail Holley Houts, MD
Jennifer Hwang, DO
Todd James, MD, AGSF, FACP
Keiko Kimura, MD
Thomas Michels, MD, MPH
Aurelio Jesus Muyot, MD, AGSF, FACP
John Naumovski, MD
Priya Pinto, MD FAAHPM
Thomas Triatafillou, MD

Hematology

Aref Al-Kali, MD
Joan D. Beckman, MD, PhD
Nicholas Burwick, MD
Vince D. Cataldo, MD, FACP
Kenneth S. Cohen, MD
Christin DeStefano, MD
Scott D. Gitlin, MD, FACP
Margaret Kasner, MD, MSCE
Peter Kouides, MD
Ariela L. Marshall, MD
Hemant Murthy, MD
Srikanth Nagalla, MD, MS
Ayman Saad, MD, MSc.

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Rebecca A. Aslakson, MD, PhD, FAAHPM, FCCM
Paul L. DeSandre, DO, FACEP, FAAHPM
Maria I. Lapid, MD, DFAPA
Benjamin H. Lee, MD, MPH, FAAP
Eve Makoff, MD
Vandana Nagpal, MD, FACP
Tomasz Robert Okon, MD
Beth Popp, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, HMDC
Muhammad Rehan Qureshi, MD, FACP
Steven Radwany, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Jerry Russell Robinson, DO, HMDC, FAAFP
Joan Rosenbaum, MD, FAAHPM
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM
Marco A. Ruiz, MPH, FACP, FIDSA, FRSPH
Sandra H. Sacks, MD, MEd
Timothy R. Siegel, MD, FACS
Beth E. Susi, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Sara Taub, MD, MBe
Christopher Michael Thompson, MD, FAAHPM
Gary S. Winzelberg, MD, MPH, FACP

Hospital Medicine

Audrey Corbett
Alexander Kinnaird, MD, SFHM
Paul Salama, MD
Nathan Sanderse, MD
Puneet Tuli, MD
David A. Wooldridge, MD, FACP

Infectious Disease

Reuben Arasaratnam, MD, MPH
Nitin M. Bhanot, MD, MPH
Dana Blyth, MD
Sonia Chimienti, MD
Anthony Leung, DO
Suman Radhakrishna, MD
Rohit Talwani, MD, FACP

Internal Medicine

Sudarshan Balla, MD
Timothy John Barreiro, DO, MPH
Matthew Hollon, MD, MPH, FACP
Christopher D. Jackson, MD, FSSCI
William A. Kormos, MD, MPH
Robert Lichtenberg, MD
Ghania Masri, MD
Elexis McBee, DO, MPH
Rachel L. Ramirez, MD, FACP
Rohan Sen, MD, FACP
Terrence Shaneyfelt, MD, MPH, MET
Kristen Strasser, MD
Claudia Thomas, MD, FACP
Dario Torre, MD, PhD, MPH
Matthew G. Tuck, MD, MEd, FACP

Interventional Cardiology

Shikhar Agarwal, MD, MPH
Nishith Amin, MBBS, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Christopher J. Berry, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Crispin Davies, MD
David Wayne Drucker, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Erin A. Fender, MD, MSc
Uzoma N. Ibebuogu, MD
Ankur Kalra, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI
Francis J. Kiernan, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Andres M. Pineda Maldonado, MD, FSCAI, FACC
Rakesh Prashad, MD, FACP, FACC, FSCAI
Yaser Siraj, MD
Kenneth G. Taylor, MD, FACC, FACP, FASE, FHFSA
Pradyumna Eswara Tummala, MD
Neil J. Wimmer, MD, MSc

Medical Oncology

Brian Boulmay, MD
Helen Chew, MD
Panos Fidias, MD
Pankaj Gupta, MD
Elizabeth P. Henske, MD
Jairam Krishnamurthy, MD, FACP
Ann S. LaCasce, MD, MMSc
Michelle Loch, MD
Ronald Maggiore, MD
Joshua J. McFarlane, MD
Julie Nangia, MD
Suchita Pakkala, MD
Karen Reckamp, MD
Marco Ruiz, MD, MPH, FACP
Susan F. Slovin, MD, PhD, FACP

Nephrology

Narothama Reddy Aeddula, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF
Pavan Annamaraju, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF
Krishna Baradhi, MD
Adam Berliner, MD
Tejas Desai, MD
Leah Haseley, MD
Navin Jaipaul, MD, MHS
Prachi C. Jog, MS, MD
Edward Kim, MD, MPH, MHS
Vineeta Kumar, MD, FAST
Edgar V. Lerma, MD
Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD, FASN, FNKF, FASDIN
Mandip Panesar, MD, MS, FASN
Raimund Pichler, MD
Carl P. Walther, MD, MS, FASN
Ladan Zand, MD

Pulmonary Disease

Ali Ataya, MD
Nitin Bhatt, MD
Sarah Lyon, MD
Ogugua Obi, MD, MPH, MSc
Molly Osborne, MD, PhD
Kanta Velamuri, MD
James "Mac" Walter, MD

Rheumatology

Luke Barre, MD, MPH, RhMSUS, FACR
Matthew B. Carroll, MD, FACP, FACR
Benedict Chou, MD
Nicole Davey-Ranasinghe, MD, FACP, FACR, RhMSUS
Shailey Desai, MD
Anand Kumthekar, MBBS, RhMSUS
Maryah Mansoor, MD
Sherif Nasef, MD, FACR
Pascale Schwab, MD
Michelle Sit, MD
Bob H. Sun, Jr, MD
Eleni Tiniakou, MD
Jason J. Weiner, MD, FACP, FACR, RhMSUS
Than Win, MBBS
Karen Yeter, MD

Sleep Medicine

Philip Alapat, MD
Liza Ashbrook, MD
Cristina Baldassari, MD
John C. Carter, MD
Bhavinkumar Dalal, MD, DNB, FACP, FCCP
Aliya Ferouz-Colborn, MD
Ritu G. Grewal, MD
Ken He, MD, PharmD
Karin Johnson, MD, FAAN, FAASM
Sanjeev Kothare, MD
Rama Maganti, MD
Helen Gartner Martin, MD
Mitchell Miller, MD
Michael Nolledo, MD
Salma Patel, MD, MPH
Mari Viola Saltzman, DO, FAASM

Transplant Hepatology

Curtis K. Argo, MD
Ranjeeta R. Bahirwani, MD
Vandana Khungar, MD, MSc
Ayman A. Koteish, MD
Philip Rosenthal, MD
Ian Schreibman, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP



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