Philadelphia, PA, July 1, 2008 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) today announced the membership of its Subspecialty Board on Hematology, one of 11 ABIM Subspecialty Boards that encompass the field of internal medicine. ABIM has issued more than 7,000 certificates in Hematology.
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 hematology.
"The background and skills that this group of hematologists brings to the ABIM are impressive. Their expertise will be extremely valuable as our board works to determine the appropriate requirements and qualifications of candidates applying for certification in hematology," said Dr. Charles S. Abrams, Chair of the Subspecialty Board on Hematology.
Members of the Subspecialty Board on Hematology include:
- Charles S. Abrams, MD (Chair) – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Barbara Konkle, MD – University of Pennsylvania Health System
- Lawrence L. Leung, MD – Stanford University School of Medicine
- Charles A. Linker, MD – University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
- Robert Negrin, MD – Stanford University School of Medicine
- Martin H. Steinberg, MD – Boston Medical Center
- Mark M. Uddin, MD – Baylor University School of Medicine
- Michael E. Williams, MD – University of Virginia Health System
- Jane N. Winter, MD – Northwestern University School of Medicine
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