2020-2021 Directors, Council Members & Executive Staff

  • Representatives 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, officers and council members 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.


  • John D. Mellinger, M.D. - Chair
    O. Joe Hines, M.D. - Vice Chair
    Jo Buyske, M.D. - President and Chief Executive Officer
    Paris Butler, M.D. - Philadelphia, Pa.
    Mark Chassin, M.D. - Chicago, Ill.
    Robert D. Fanelli, M.D., M.H.A. - Sayre, Pa.
    Karen Fisher, J.D. - Washington, D.C.
    Amy J. Goldberg, M.D. - Philadelphia, Pa.
    Mary T. Hawn, M.D. - Stanford, Calif.
    Amit R. T. Joshi, M.D. - Philadelphia, Pa.
    M. Ashraf Mansour, M.B.B.S. - Grand Rapids, Mich.
    Rebecca M. Minter, M.D. - Madison, Wis.
    Beth Sutton, M.D. - Wichita Falls, Texas

Council Members

  • Marwan S. Abouljoud, M.D. - Detroit, Mich.
    Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D. - Chicago, Ill.
    Marjorie J. Arca, M.D. - Rochester, N.Y.
    Douglas C. Barnhart, M.D. - Salt Lake City, Utah
    Russell S. Berman, M.D. - New York, N.Y.
    Rabih A. Chaer, M.D. - Pittsburgh, Pa.
    Herbert Chen, M.D. - Birmingham, Ala.
    Daniel L. Dent, M.D. - San Antonio, Texas
    Dev M. Desai, M.D. - Dallas, Texas
    David R. Farley, M.D. - Rochester, Minn.
    Amy N. Hildreth, M.D. - Winston-Salem, N.C.
    Kenji Inaba, M.D. - Los Angeles, Calif.
    Joseph T. Jenkins, M.D. - Nags Head, N.C.
    Anne C. Larkin, M.D. - Worcester, Mass.
    Joshua M.V. Mammen, M.D. - Kansas City, Kan.
    Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D. - Louisville, Ky.
    John D. Mitchell, M.D. - Denver, Colo.
    M. Timothy Nelson, M.D. - Albuquerque, N.M.
    Michael W. Neumeister, M.D. - Springfield, Ill.
    Kim M. Olthoff, M.D. - Philadelphia, Pa.
    Harry T. Papaconstantinou, M.D. - Temple, Texas
    Nancy D. Perrier, M.D. - Houston, Texas
    Aurora D. Pryor, M.D. - Stony Brook, N.Y.
    Carla M. Pugh, M.D. - Stanford, Calif.
    Allison J. Robinson, M.D. - Bishop, Calif.
    George A. Sarosi, M.D. - Gainesville, Fla.
    David A. Spain, M.D. - Stanford, Calif.
    John H. Stewart, IV, M.D., M.B.A. - Chicago, Ill.
    Jennifer F. Tseng, M.D. - Boston, Mass.
    Gilbert R. Upchurch, Jr., M.D. - Gainesville, Fla.

Executive Staff

  • Jo Buyske, M.D. - President and Chief Executive Officer
    Mary E. Klingensmith, M.D. - Vice President; Editor-in-Chief, SCORE®
    Bruce A. Perler, M.D. - Vice President
    Abby L. Pozefsky, Esq. - General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
    Jessica A. Schreader - Chief Operating Officer
    Mark J. Hickey - Chief Information Officer
    Andrew Jones, Ph.D. - Director of Psychometrics and Research
    Marni C. Grambau - Director of Examination Development
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ABS Council 2019-2020