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ABIM Elects David L. Coleman, MD, to Board of Directors

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Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2010 – David L. Coleman, MD, the John Wade Professor & Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Board of Internal Medicine (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. All ABIM Directors participate in ABIM's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. MOC recognizes that what was standard treatment a decade ago may have changed and that the public needs a process to know if their physicians have kept up-to-date in their field. Dr. Coleman, who is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.

“David brings a wealth of knowledge about clinical practice, medical education and medical research at a critical juncture in the profession. As a Chair of Medicine, as well as a practicing internist and infectious disease specialist, he brings a diverse perspective to the Board.” said Christine K. Cassel, MD, ABIM's President and CEO.

Dr. Coleman serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Medical Center, and is the Chair of the Clinical Chiefs' Committee and a member of the Executive Committee at Boston University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Association of Professors of Medicine (APM) Clinical Care Committee and serves on the Editorial Board of Infection. Dr. Coleman's work focuses on medical and civic professionalism in medical education and clinical practice.

A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Coleman completed his medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco. He did his residency in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale University, where he was chief resident.

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

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