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ABIM Elects Members to its Subspecialty Board on Gastroenterology


Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2008 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced new membership of its Subspecialty Board on Gastroenterology, one of 11 ABIM Subspecialty Boards that encompass the field of internal medicine. ABIM has issued more than 13,000 certificates in Gastroenterology.

ABIM's subspecialty boards are composed of experts in both academic medicine and practice, all of whom must be ABIM certified in the 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. Diagnostic reasoning and judgment are the hallmarks of the internal medicine physician and these exams present clinical scenarios like those encountered in the practice of gastroenterology.

"The experience and skills this group of gastroenterology professionals brings to ABIM are impressive, and their expertise will be extremely valuable as it works to determine the requirements and qualifications of candidates applying for certification in this important subspecialty," said Dr. Christopher Forsmark, Chair of the Subspecialty Board on Gastroenterology.

Members of the 2008-2009 Subspecialty Board on Gastroenterology include:

  • M. Brian Fennerty, MD, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Christopher E. Forsmark (Chair), MD, University of Florida
  • Stephen B. Hanauer, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center
  • John Matthew Inadomi, MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Ira M. Jacobson, MD, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • David Katzka, MD (Physician Secretary), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Louis Y. Korman, MD, Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group
  • Paul Martin, MD, University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Deborah D. Proctor, MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Stuart Sherman, MD, Indiana University Medical Center
  • C. Melbern Wilcox, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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