Officers, Directors & Executive Staff

  • The directors of the American Board of Surgery are elected for a single 6-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 MOC Program. They receive no remuneration for their service. The ABS also has one public member, elected by open nomination.
  • For a list of past chairs and vice chairs, refer to the ABS Booklet of Information.

2017-2018 Officers

  • Mary E. Klingensmith, M.D. - Chair (bio)
    Spence M. Taylor, M.D. - Vice Chair
    Jo Buyske, M.D. - Secretary-Treasurer

2017-2018 Directors

  • Fizan Abdullah, M.D. - Chicago, Ill. (AAS)
    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)
    Kenneth S. Azarow, M.D. - Portland, Ore. (APSTPD)
    Russell S. Berman, M.D. - New York, N.Y. (SSO)
    Karen J. Brasel, M.D. - Portland, Ore. (ASA)
    Jo Buyske, M.D. - Philadelphia, Pa. (ex officio)
    William C. Chapman, M.D. - St. Louis, Mo. (ASA)
    Dai H. Chung, M.D. - Nashville, Tenn. (SUS)
    Martin A. Croce, M.D. - Memphis, Tenn. (AAST)
    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)
    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)
    Mary E. Klingensmith, M.D. - St. Louis, Mo. (ACS)
    Frank R. Lewis Jr., M.D. - Philadelphia, Pa. (ex officio)
    Mark A. Malangoni, M.D. - Philadelphia, Pa. (ex officio)
    M. Ashraf Mansour, M.B.B.S. - Grand Rapids, Mich. (APDVS)
    Christopher R. McHenry, M.D. - Cleveland, Ohio (CSA)
    John D. Mellinger, M.D. - Springfield, Ill. (APDS)
    M. Timothy Nelson, M.D. - Albuquerque, N.M. (ACS)
    David T. Netscher, M.B.B.S. - Houston, Texas (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)
    Nancy M. Schlichting, M.B.A. - Detroit, Mich. (public)
    Margo C. Shoup, M.D. - Warrenville, Ill. (ACS)
    David A. Spain, M.D. - Stanford, Calif. (SCCPDS)
    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)
    James F. Whiting, M.D. - Portland, Maine (NESS)

Executive Staff

  • Jo Buyske, M.D. - Executive Director (bio)
    Frank R. Lewis Jr., M.D. - Executive Director Emeritus and Associate Executive Director (bio)
    Mark A. Malangoni, M.D. - Associate Executive Director (bio)
    Bruce A. Perler, M.D. - Associate Executive Director for Vascular Surgery (bio)
    Gabriel L. I. Bevilacqua, Esq. - General Counsel
    Jessica A. Schreader - Chief Operating Officer
    Andrew Jones, Ph.D. - Director of Psychometrics
    James F. Fiore - Director of Information Technology
    Christine D. Shiffer - Director of Communications and Public Affairs
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ABS Directors 2017-2018

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