Apr. 7, 2016
The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, will welcome this July to its board of directors five surgeons from the following organizations. They will each serve a six-year term. All ABS directors are currently certified by the ABS and meeting the requirements of the ABS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.
The ABS gratefully acknowledges the dedication and commitment of the following outgoing directors, who will be leaving the board as of July: Dr. John F. Eidt, Dr. Stephen R.T. Evans, Dr. Gregory J. Jurkovich, Dr. David W. Mercer, and Dr. Douglas S. Tyler.
New Component Board and Advisory Council Members
The ABS' component boards and advisory councils also have several new members. Dr. Mary J. Edwards joined the Pediatric Surgery Board as an at-large member earlier this year, while Dr. Ronald L. Dalman and Dr. Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr. will join the Vascular Surgery Board in July, representing the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery respectively.
The Surgical Oncology Board will welcome Dr. Kenneth K. Tanabe of the SSO in July, and the Trauma, Burns and Critical Care Board will welcome Dr. Joseph P. Minei of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. In addition, in July Dr. Kenric M. Murayama of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract will join the Gastrointestinal Surgery Advisory Council, and Dr. Elizabeth A. Pomfret of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons will join the Transplantation Advisory Council.