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ABIM Announces New Board Leadership and Members

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Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2010 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today named new leadership and members of its Board of Directors and Subspecialty Boards, which encompass the field of internal medicine.

“At a time of great turmoil on the medical landscape, the ability to work with such a knowledgeable and skilled group of professionals will be a great benefit to ABIM. The diverse expertise, experience and background of these individuals who are joining our boards will be a tremendous resource as we continue our work determining the requirements and qualifications for internal medicine physicians to certify and maintain certification in their chosen subspecialty,” said Christine K. Cassel, MD, President and CEO of ABIM.

ABIM Board of Directors

ABIM sets the standards and certifies physicians practicing in internal medicine and its subspecialties who possess the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide high quality care. The Board of Directors, composed of physicians who are board certified in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties, guides ABIM’s overall mission and direction as it works to improve health care quality. See a complete list of ABIM Board members and their bios.

New Executive Appointments

  • Chair of the Board – David B. Reuben, MD, the Archstone Foundation Chair and Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Director, Multicampus Program in Geriatrics Medicine and Gerontology and Chief, Division of Geriatrics at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences
  • Chair-Elect – Catherine Lucey, MD, Vice Chair of Education, Director of the Residency Training Program and Vice Dean for Education at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Secretary-Treasurer – Talmadge King, MD, the Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professor in Internal Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco

New Board Members

  • William J. Bremner, MD, the Robert G. Petersdorf Endowed Chair in Medicine, and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • David L. Coleman, MD, the John Wade Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Patricia M. Conolly, MD, Associate Executive Director of The Permanente Medical Group and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, MSc, the Harold H. Hines, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD, the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Associate Dean of Global Health at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

ABIM Subspecialty Boards and Test Committees – New Appointments

ABIM's Subspecialty Boards and Test Committees are composed of experts in both academic medicine and practice, all of whom must be ABIM certified in their 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 in that field. See a complete list of ABIM Subspecialty Board and Test Committee members.

Cardiovascular Disease

  • Andrea M. Russo, MD, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia Services at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ
  • Elizabeth O. Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC, Associate Dean, Clinical Research, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Critical Care Medicine

  • Kyle Jerome Gunnerson, MD, Associate Professor; Associate Director Center for Adult Critical Care; Chief, Division of Critical Care; Depts. of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Gastroenterology

  • David S. Weinberg, MD, MSc, Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Geriatric Medicine

  • Catherine B. Johnston, MD, MPH, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Hematology

  • Thomas L. Ortel, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Duke University Medical Center, Raleigh-Durham, NC
  • Wendy Stock, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Infectious Disease

  • Emily A. Blumberg, MD, Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mary-Louise Scully, MD, Director, Travel and Tropical Medicine Center, Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara, CA

Medical Oncology

  • Elizabeth C. Dees, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Nephrology

  • Chair: David H. Ellison, MD, Head of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Pharmacology at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Jeffrey S. Berns, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Pulmonary Disease

  • Chair: Keith R. Young Jr., MD, the Ben Vaughan Branscomb Professor of Medicine in Respiratory Diseases at The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
  • John Hansen-Flaschen, MD, Chief of the Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Division of the Department of Medicine and Medical Director of the Penn Lung Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mary E. Kreider, MD, MSCE, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Peter H.S. Sporn, MD, Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • David S. Wilkes, MD, Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Rheumatology

  • Joan Von Feldt, MD, Professor of Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • David I. Daikh, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Abby M. Goulder Abelson, MD, Interim Chairman of the Department of Rheumatology and Immunologic Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology (Test Committee)

  • Ronald D. Berger, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Patrick J. Tchou, MD, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • J. Kevin Donahue, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Interventional Cardiology (Test Committee)

  • John M. Lasala, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Transplant Hepatology (Test Committee)

  • Chair: John R. Lake, MD, Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN

For media inquiries, contact Lorie Slass at 215-399-4005 or press@abim.org.

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