Specialty Boards of the ABS

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

General Surgery Board

  • M. Timothy Nelson, M.D. (ABS/ACS) - Chair
    Stacy A. Brethauer, M.D. (ASMBS)
    Daniel L. Dent, M.D. (ABS/ACS)
    Dev M. Desai, M.D. (ABS/SUS)
    David R. Farley, M.D. (ABS/WSA)
    Joseph T. Jenkins, M.D. (ABS/at large)
    D. Rohan Jeyarajah, M.D. (American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Assoc.)
    Brenessa M. Lindeman, M.D. (ABS/at large)
    Brent D. Matthews, M.D. (Fellowship Council)
    Kenric M. Murayama, M.D. (SSAT)
    Kim M. Olthoff, M.D. (ABS/ASA)
    Harry T. Papaconstantinou, M.D. (ABS/ABCRS)
    Aurora D. Pryor, M.D. (ABS/SAGES)
    Carla M. Pugh, M.D. (ABS/ASA)
    Bryan K. Richmond, M.D. (ABS/at large)
    Allison J. Robinson, M.D. (ABS/at large)
    George A. Sarosi, M.D. (ABS/AMA)

Vascular Surgery Board

  • Thomas S. Huber, M.D. (ABS/Southern Association for Vascular Surgery) - Chair
    Bernadette Aulivola, M.D. (Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society)
    Kellie R. Brown, M.D. (Midwestern Vascular Surgical Society)
    Rabih A. Chaer, M.D. (ABS/SVS)
    Ronald L. Dalman, M.D. (SVS)
    Jason T. Lee, M.D. (SVS)
    Marc E. Mitchell, M.D. (Eastern Vascular Society)
    C. Keith Ozaki, M.D. (New England Society for Vascular Surgery)
    Vincent L. Rowe, M.D. (Western Vascular Society)
    Andres Schanzer, M.D. (SVS)
    Malachi G. Sheahan III, M.D. (APDVS)
    Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., M.D. (Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery)

Pediatric Surgery Board

  • Douglas C. Barnhart, M.D. (ABS/APSTPD) - Chair
    Andrea A. Hayes, M.D. (ABS/SBAS/APSA)
    Steven L. Lee, M.D. (ACS Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery)
    Pramod S. Puligandla, M.D. (at large)
    Carmen T. Ramos-Irizarry, M.D. (ABS/at large)
    Jeffrey S. Upperman, M.D. (APDS)
    Kasper S. Wang, M.D. (American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery)

Trauma, Burns and Surgical Critical Care Board

  • Krista L. Kaups, M.D. (ABS/SCCPDS) - Chair
    Kimberly A. Davis, M.D. (AAST)
    Amy N. Hildreth, M.D. (ABS/SESC)
    Kenji Inaba, M.D. (ABS/PCSA)
    Joseph P. Minei, M.D. (AAST)
    Steven L. Moran, M.D. (ABS/ABPS)
    Tina L. Palmieri, M.D. (American Burn Association)
    David A. Spain, M.D. (ABS/SCCPDS)
    Deborah M. Stein, M.D., M.P.H, FACS, FCCM (ACS Committee on Trauma)

Complex General Surgical Oncology Board

  • Russell S. Berman, M.D. (ABS/SSO) - Chair
    Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D. (ABS/SWSC)
    Herbert Chen, M.D. (ABS/CSA)
    Ronda S. Henry-Tillman, M.D. (American Society of Breast Surgeons)
    Lawrence T. Kim, M.D. (AAES)
    Anne C. Larkin, M.D. (ABS/NESS)
    Joshua M.V. Mammen, M.D. (ABS/AAS)
    John C. Mansour, M.D. (Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association)
    Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D. (ABS/SSA)
    John D. Mitchell, M.D. (ABS/ABTS)
    Valentine N. Nfonsam, M.D. (ABS/AAS/SUS/WSA)
    Nancy D. Perrier, M.D.(ABS/ACS)
    Kenneth K. Tanabe, M.D. (SSO)
    Jennifer F. Tseng, M.D. (ABS/SUS)

Transplantation Advisory Council

  • Kim M. Olthoff, M.D. (ABS/ASA) - Chair
    Marwan S. Abouljoud, M.D. (ASTS)
    Dev M. Desai, M.D. (ABS/SUS)
    Elizabeth A. Pomfret, M.D. (ASTS)