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ABOS: New 2017-2018 Board of Directors

Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. • Wed, November 8th, 2017

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Peter Murray, M.D.

There are new faces around the table of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) these days…the Board has just selected its 2017-2018 Officers and elected two new Directors-Elect.

As the ABOS wrote in its October 24, 2017 news release, “Peter M. Murray, M.D., Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Consultant in Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida, will serve as ABOS President. He, along with the President-Elect, Vice President, and Secretary, hold their offices for one one-year term.”

“Terrance D. Peabody, M.D., Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Edwin Warner Ryerson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, will serve as ABOS Vice President. Douglas W. Lundy, M.D., M.B.A., Co-President of Resurgens Orthopaedics in Atlanta, Georgia, will serve as ABOS President-Elect.”

“Charles L. Saltzman, M.D., Chair of Orthopaedics and the LS Peery Presidential Endowed Professor at the University of Utah, will serve as ABOS Secretary. Frederick M. Azar, M.D., Chief of Staff of Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics and Professor at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, has been elected as ABOS Treasurer for a one-year term.”

“The Board also elected two Directors-Elect: James D. Kang, M.D., Thornhill Family Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Scott E. Porter, M.D., M.B.A., Vice President of Equity and Inclusion, Greenville Health System, Greenville, South Carolina.”

ABOS President Peter Murray, M.D. told OTW, “I am honored to be the 64th President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and I look forward to serving the Board in this capacity over the coming year. I highly value both my ABOS Certificate and my Subspecialty Certificate in Hand Surgery and I am proud to be a Diplomate of the ABOS. Certification is our testament to the public that we have met a high bar for the practice of competent and safe orthopaedic surgery. Maintenance of Certification (MOC) plays a key role in fulfilling the public trust in our profession.”

“Next year will be busy for the Board with many initiatives either beginning or in various stages of completion. Our priorities for the year include further refinement of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process including the development of a web-based longitudinal assessment pathway alternative for recertification. Additionally, various practice profiled examinations are under development and will be rolled out soon. Other areas of focus for the year will be resident surgical skills assessment and enhancing our communication with our diplomates. More work is needed to see these initiatives through to completion as well as others. It will be a busy year but I’m looking forward to it.”

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