Officers, Directors & Executive Staff

  • The directors of the American Board of Surgery are elected for a single six-year term from ABS nominating organizations or through an at-large open nomination process. All directors are surgeons in active practice, currently certified by the ABS and participating in the ABS Continuous Certification Program. They receive no remuneration for their service.
  • For a list of past chairs and vice chairs, refer to the ABS Booklet of Information.

2018-2019 Officers

  • Spence M. Taylor, M.D. - Chair
    K. Craig Kent, M.D. - Vice Chair
    Jo Buyske, M.D. - Secretary-Treasurer

2018-2019 Directors

  • Marwan S. Abouljoud, M.D. - Detroit, Mich. (ASTS)
    Reid B. Adams, M.D. - Charlottesville, Va. (SESC)
    Roxie M. Albrecht, M.D. - Oklahoma City, Okla. (SWSC)
    Mark S. Allen, M.D. - Rochester, Minn. (ABTS)
    Marjorie J. Arca, M.D. - Milwaukee, Wis. (APSA)
    Douglas C. Barnhart, M.D. - Salt Lake City, U.T. (APSTPD)
    Russell S. Berman, M.D. - New York, N.Y. (SSO)
    Jo Buyske, M.D. - Philadelphia, Pa. (ex officio)
    William C. Chapman, M.D. - St. Louis, Mo. (ASA)
    Herbert Chen, M.D. - Birmingham, Ala. (CSA)
    Dai H. Chung, M.D. - Nashville, Tenn. (SUS)
    Daniel L. Dent, M.D. - San Antonio, T.X. (ACS)
    Dev M. Desai, M.D. - Dallas, Texas (SUS)
    Robert D. Fanelli, M.D. - Sayre, Pa. (at large)
    David R. Farley, M.D. - Rochester, Minn. (WSA)
    Vivian Gahtan, M.D. - Syracuse, N.Y. (SVS)
    Amy J. Goldberg, M.D. - Philadelphia, Pa. (AAST)
    Mary T. Hawn, M.D. - Stanford, Calif. (ASA)
    O. Joe Hines, M.D. - Los Angeles, Calif. (SSAT)
    Tyler G. Hughes, M.D. - McPherson, Kan. (at large)
    Kenji Inaba, M.D. - Los Angeles, Calif. (PCSA)
    K. Craig Kent, M.D. - Columbus, Ohio (ASA)
    Anne C. Larkin, M.D. - Worcester, Mass. (NESS)
    Joshua M.V. Mammen, M.D. - Kansas City, Kan. (AAS)
    M. Ashraf Mansour, M.B.B.S. - Grand Rapids, Mich. (APDVS)
    John D. Mellinger, M.D. - Springfield, Ill. (APDS)
    Rebecca M. Minter, M.D. - Madison, Wis. (ASA)
    M. Timothy Nelson, M.D. - Albuquerque, N.M. (ACS)
    Michael W. Neumeister, M.D. - Springfield, Ill. (ABPS)
    Bruce A. Perler, M.D. - Baltimore, Md. (ex officio)
    Nancy D. Perrier, M.D. - Houston, Texas (ACS)
    Anne G. Rizzo, M.D. - Falls Church, Va. (at large)
    George A. Sarosi, M.D. - Gainesville, Fla. (AMA)
    David A. Spain, M.D. - Stanford, Calif. (SCCPDS)
    John H. Stewart, IV, M.D., M.B.A. - Chicago, Ill. (ACS)
    Lee L. Swanstrom, M.D. - Portland, Ore. (SAGES)
    Spence M. Taylor, M.D. - Greenville, S.C. (SSA)
    Mark L. Welton, M.D. - Minneapolis, Minn. (ABCRS)

Executive Staff

  • Jo Buyske, M.D. - Executive Director (bio)
    Bruce A. Perler, M.D. - Associate Executive Director for Vascular Surgery (bio)
    Abby L. Pozefsky, Esq. - General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
    Jessica A. Schreader - Chief Operating Officer
    Andrew Jones, Ph.D. - Director of Psychometrics
    James F. Fiore - Director of Information Technology
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ABS Directors 2018-2019