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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
May Ling Mah, MD
Zachary Steinberg, MD

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology

Richa Agarwal, MD
Monique Tanna, MD, FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Scott Cameron, MD, PhD, RPVI, FACC, FSVM
Sung-Hae Cho, MD
Richard A. Hahn, MD, FACC, FACP, FCCP
Ihab R. Hamzeh, MD, FACC
Ahmad Shihabi, MD, FACC, FASE
Nidhish Tiwari, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE

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

Paula G. Carvalho, MD
Stephen Derdak, DO
Younghoon Kwon, MD
Tashfeen Mahmood, MD
Ryan Maves, MD
Rahul Nanchal
Shashvat Sukhal, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

Joumana Chaiban, MD, MBA, FACE
Ricardo Correa Marquez, MD, EdD, FACP, FACE, FACMQ, FAPCR
Stephanie A. Fish, MD
Sky Graybill, MD
Ugis Gruntmanis, MD
Neena Natt, MD
Susan Leanne Samson, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACE

Gastroenterology

Divyanshoo Kohli, MD
Louis Y. Korman, MD
Phillip C. Lindholm, MD
Francisco C. Ramirez, MD
William M. Tierney, MD
Ravi Vachhani, MD
Atif Zaman, MD, MPH

Geriatric Medicine

Edmund H. Duthie, MD, AGSF
Catherine Bree Johnston, MD
Thomas Michels, MD, MPH
John Naumovski, MD

Hematology

Nicholas Burwick, MD
Kenneth S. Cohen, MD
Christin DeStefano, MD
Margaret Kasner, MD, MSCE
Ming Yeong Lim, MD
Hemant Murthy, MD
Sridhar Srinivasan, MD

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Paul L. DeSandre, DO, FACEP, FAAHPM
Brian Hettrick, MD
Eve Makoff, MD
Steven Radwany, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM
Beth E. Susi, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Hospital Medicine

Audrey Corbett
Alexander Kinnaird, MD, SFHM
Paul Salama, MD
Nathan Sanderse, MD
Rahulkumar Singh, MD, FACP
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
Matthew Hollon, MD, MPH, FACP
William A. Kormos, MD
Robert Lichtenberg, MD
Elexis McBee, DO, MPH
Rachel L. Ramirez, MD, FACP
Rohan Sen, MD, FACP
Terrence Shaneyfelt, MD, MPH, MET
Kristen Strasser, MD
Dario Torre, MD, PhD, MPH

Interventional Cardiology

George D. Bittar, MD
Prospero B. Gogo, MD
Louis Kohl, MD, FACC
Yaser Siraj, MD

Medical Oncology

Brian Boulmay, MD
Helen Chew, MD
Pankaj Gupta, MD
Elizabeth P. Henske, MD
Nina J. Karlin, MD
Ronald Maggiore, MD
Marco Ruiz, MD, MPH, FACP

Nephrology

Narothama Reddy Aeddula, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF
Krishna Baradhi, MD
Adam Berliner, MD
Tejas Desai, MD
Leah Haseley, MD
Edward Kim, MD, MPH, MHS
Edgar V. Lerma, MD
Raimund Pichler, MD
C. John Sperati, MD, MHS

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

Benedict Chou, MD
Nicole Davey-Ranasinghe, MD, FACP, FACR, RhMSUS
Shailey Desai, MD
W. Neal Roberts, Jr., MD
Pascale Schwab, MD
Karen Yeter, MD

Sleep Medicine

Anne May, MD
Salma Patel, MD, MPH
Matthew Patterson, MD
Mari Viola Saltzman, DO, FAASM
Manisha Witmans, MD

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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