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)
    K. Craig Kent, M.D. (ABS/ASA)
    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)
    Spence M. Taylor, M.D. (ABS/SSA)
    Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., M.D. (Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery)

Pediatric Surgery Board

  • Kenneth S. Azarow, M.D. (ABS/APSTPD) - Chair
    Fizan Abdullah, M.D. (ABS/AAS)
    Marjorie J. Arca, M.D. (ABS/APSA)
    Mary L. Brandt, M.D. (American Academy of Pediatrics, Surgical Section)
    Jo Buyske, M.D. (ex officio)
    Dai H. Chung, M.D. (ABS/SUS)
    Mary J. Edwards, M.D. (at large)
    Frederick J. Rescorla, M.D. (ACS Advisory Council for Pediatric Surgery)
    John H.T. Waldhausen, M.D. (APSA)

Trauma, Burns and Critical Care Board

  • Martin A. Croce, M.D. (ABS/AAST) - Chair
    Roxie M. Albrecht, M.D. (ABS/SWSC)
    Karen J. Brasel, M.D. (ABS/ASA)
    Eileen M. Bulger, M.D. (AAST)
    Jo Buyske, M.D. (ex officio)
    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)
    David T. Netscher, M.D. (ABS/ABPS)
    Tina L. Palmieri, M.D. (American Burn Association)
    Anne G. Rizzo, M.D. (ABS/at large)
    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)

Surgical Oncology Board

  • Christopher R. McHenry, M.D. (ABS/CSA) - Chair
    Reid B. Adams, M.D. (ABS/SESC)
    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)
    Michael A. Choti, M.D. (American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Assoc.)
    Gerard M. Doherty, M.D. (American Assoc. of Endocrine Surgeons)
    Kelly K. Hunt, M.D. (SSO)
    Nancy D. Perrier, M.D.(ABS/ACS)
    Margo C. Shoup, M.D. (ABS/ACS)
    Kenneth K. Tanabe, M.D. (SSO)

Gastrointestinal Surgery Advisory Council

  • Tyler G. Hughes, M.D. (ABS/at large) - Chair
    Jo Buyske, M.D. (ex officio)
    Mark C. Callery, M.D. (American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Assoc.)
    Robert D. Fanelli, M.D. (ABS/at large)
    O. Joe Hines, M.D. (ABS/SSAT)
    Kenric M. Murayama, M.D. (SSAT)
    Ninh T. Nguyen, M.D. (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
    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)
    James F. Whiting, M.D. (ABS/NESS)

General Surgery Advisory Council

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