Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2008 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced the membership of its Subspecialty Board on Geriatric Medicine, one of 11 ABIM Subspecialty Boards that encompass the field of internal medicine and a conjoint board with the American Board of Family Medicine. ABIM has issued more than 8,000 certificates in Geriatric Medicine.
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 geriatrics.
"The experience and skills this group of 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. Rosanne Leipzig, ABIM Chair of the Subspecialty Board on Geriatric Medicine.
Members of the Subspecialty Board on Geriatric Medicine include:
- Christine Arenson, MD – Jefferson Medical College
- Edmund H. Duthie, MD – Medical College of Wisconsin
- Jerome J. Epplin, MD – Litchfield Family Medical Center
- Lisa Granville, MD – Florida State University College of Medicine
- Jeffrey H. Kuch, MD – Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salisbury, NC
- Rosanne M. Leipzig (ABIM Chair) – Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Sharon A. Levine, MD – Boston University School of Medicine
- Robert J. Riley, MD (ABFM Chair) – Memorial Hospital of South Bend
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