2021-2022 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.


  • O. Joe Hines, M.D. - Chair
    Mary T. Hawn, M.D. - Vice Chair
    Jo Buyske, M.D. - President and Chief Executive Officer
    Paris D. Butler, M.D. - Philadelphia, Pa.
    Mark R. 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.
    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.
    John H. Stewart, IV, M.D., M.B.A. - Chicago, Ill.
    Beth H. Sutton, M.D. - Wichita Falls, Texas

Council Members

  • Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D. - Chicago, Ill.
    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.
    Andrea A. Hayes, M.D. - Los Angeles, Calif.
    Amy N. Hildreth, M.D. - Winston-Salem, N.C.
    Thomas S. Huber, M.D. - Gainesville, Fla.
    Kenji Inaba, M.D. - Los Angeles, Calif.
    Joseph T. Jenkins, M.D. - Nags Head, N.C.
    Krista L. Kaups, M.D. - Fresno, Calif.
    Anne C. Larkin, M.D. - Worcester, Mass.
    Brenessa M. Lindeman, M.D. - Birmingham, Ala.
    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.
    Steven Moran, M.D. - Rochester, Minn.
    M. Timothy Nelson, M.D. - Tulsa, Okla.
    Valentine N. Nfonsam, M.D. - Tucson, Ariz.
    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.
    Carmen T. Ramos-Irizarry, M.D. - Naples, Fla.
    Bryan K. Richmond, M.D. - Charleston, W.Va.
    Allison J. Robinson, M.D. - Bishop, Calif.
    George A. Sarosi, M.D. - Gainesville, Fla.
    David A. Spain, M.D. - Stanford, Calif.
    Jennifer F. Tseng, M.D. - Boston, Mass.

Executive Staff

  • Jo Buyske, M.D. - President and Chief Executive Officer
    Bruce A. Perler, M.D. - Vice President
    John D. Mellinger, M.D. - Vice President
    Jessica A. Schreader - Chief Operating Officer
    Adanwimo "Ada" Okafor, Esq. - General Counsel and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
    Mark J. Hickey - Chief Information Officer
    Amit R. T. Joshi, M.D. - Editor-in-Chief, SCORE®
    Andrew Jones, Ph.D. - Director of Psychometrics and Research
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