Component Boards & Advisory Councils

  • ABS component boards and advisory councils provide additional expertise in specific specialty areas. They consist of members nominated by organizations representative of the specialty, as well as ABS directors previously elected from within the specialty. Directors and members receive no remuneration for their service.
  • The component boards define and oversee all certification and examination processes in their respective specialties.

Vascular Surgery Board

  • Vivian Gahtan, M.D. (ABS/SVS) - Chair
    Bernadette Aulivola, M.D. (Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society)
    Kellie R. Brown, M.D. (Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society)
    Jo Buyske, M.D. (ex officio)
    Daniel G. Clair, M.D. (SVS)
    Ronald L. Dalman, M.D. (SVS)
    Thomas S. Huber, M.D. (Southern Association for Vascular Surgery)
    M. Ashraf Mansour, M.D. (ABS/APDVS)
    Erica L. Mitchell, M.D. (SVS)
    Marc E. Mitchell, M.D. (Eastern Vascular Society)
    C. Keith Ozaki, M.D. (New England Society for Vascular Surgery)
    Bruce A. Perler, M.D. (ex officio)
    Vincent L. Rowe, M.D. (Western Vascular Society)
    Malachi G. Sheahan III, M.D. (APDVS)
    Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., M.D. (Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery)

Pediatric Surgery Board

  • Marjorie J. Arca, M.D. (ABS/APSA) - Chair
    Douglas C. Barnhart, M.D. (ABS/APSTPD)
    Dai H. Chung, M.D. (ABS/SUS)
    Mary J. Edwards, M.D. (at large)
    Pramod S. Puligandla, M.D. (at large)
    Frederick J. Rescorla, M.D. (ACS Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery)
    John H.T. Waldhausen, M.D. (APSA)
    Kasper S. Wang, M.D. (American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery)

Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care Board

  • Anne G. Rizzo, M.D. (ABS/at large) - Chair
    Roxie M. Albrecht, M.D. (ABS/SWSC)
    Kimberly A. Davis, M.D. (AAST)
    Amy J. Goldberg, M.D. (ABS/AAST)
    David R. Farley, M.D. (ABS/WSA)
    Kenji Inaba, M.D. (ABS/PCSA)
    Krista L. Kaups, M.D. (SCCPDS)
    Joseph P. Minei, M.D. (AAST)
    Michael W. Neumeister, M.D. (ABS/ABPS)
    Tina L. Palmieri, M.D. (American Burn Association)
    David A. Spain, M.D.(ABS/SCCPDS)
    Ronald M. Stewart, M.D. (ACS Committee on Trauma)
    Samuel A. Tisherman, M.D. (Society of Critical Care Medicine, Surgical Section)

Complex General Surgical Oncology Board

  • Reid B. Adams, M.D. (ABS/SESC) - Chair
    Mark S. Allen, M.D. (ABS/ABTS)
    Peter D. Beitsch, M.D. (American Society of Breast Surgeons)
    Russell S. Berman, M.D. (ABS/SSO)
    Jo Buyske, M.D. (ex officio)
    Herbert Chen, M.D. (ABS/CSA)
    Michael A. Choti, M.D. (American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Assoc.)
    Kelly K. Hunt, M.D. (SSO)
    Lawrence T. Kim, M.D. (AAES)
    Anne C. Larkin, M.D. (ABS/NESS)
    Joshua M.V. Mammen, M.D. (ABS/AAS)
    Nancy D. Perrier, M.D.(ABS/ACS)
    John H. Stewart, IV, M.D., M.B.A. (ABS/ACS)
    Kenneth K. Tanabe, M.D. (SSO)

Gastrointestinal Surgery Advisory Council

  • Tyler G. Hughes, M.D. (ABS/at large) - Chair
    Stacy A. Brethauer, M.D. (ASMBS)
    Jo Buyske, M.D. (ex officio)
    Mark P. Callery, M.D. (American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Assoc.)
    Robert D. Fanelli, M.D. (ABS/at large)
    O. Joe Hines, M.D. (ABS/SSAT)
    Rebecca M. Minter, M.D. (ABS/ASA)
    Kenric M. Murayama, M.D. (SSAT)
    Aurora D. Pryor, M.D. (SAGES)
    Daniel J. Scott, M.D. (Fellowship Council)
    Lee L. Swanstrom, M.D. (ABS/SAGES)
    Mark L. Welton, M.D. (ABS/ABCRS)

Transplantation Advisory Council

  • William C. Chapman, M.D. (ABS/ASA) - Chair
    Marwan S. Abouljoud, M.D. (ABS/ASTS)
    Jo Buyske, M.D. (ex officio)
    Dev M. Desai, M.D. (ABS/SUS)
    Elizabeth A. Pomfret, M.D. (ASTS)
    Peter G. Stock, M.D. (ASTS)
    Lewis W. Teperman, M.D. (ASTS)

General Surgery Advisory Council

  • Robert D. Fanelli, M.D. (ABS/at large) - Chair
    Jo Buyske, M.D. (ex officio)
    Daniel L. Dent, M.D. (ABS/ACS)
    David R. Farley, M.D. (ABS/WSA)
    Mary T. Hawn, M.D. (ABS/ASA)
    Tyler G. Hughes, M.D. (ABS/at large)
    John D. Mellinger, M.D. (ABS/APDS)
    M. Timothy Nelson, M.D. (ABS/ACS)
    George A. Sarosi, M.D. (ABS/AMA)