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Dr. Mark A. Malangoni Hired as Associate Executive Director

Dec. 13, 2010 Media Contact: Christine Shiffer, 215-568-4000 ext. 137

  • Dr. Mark A. Malangoni has been hired by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) to fill a newly created associate executive director position. He will begin work at the ABS offices in Philadelphia on February 1.

Dr. Malangoni comes to the ABS from MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, where he has been chairman of the department of surgery and surgeon-in-chief for more than two decades. He also serves as professor of surgery at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Malangoni began his career as assistant professor of surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He was then chief of surgery at Humana Hospital – University of Louisville and associate professor of surgery at the University of Louisville before moving to Cleveland. A native of East Chicago, Indiana, Dr. Malangoni attended medical school and completed his general surgery residency at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is board certified in surgery and surgical critical care.

In his new position, Dr. Malangoni will assume responsibility for ABS involvement in the Surgical Council for Resident Education (SCORE) from Dr. Richard H. Bell Jr., who is retiring. Dr. Malangoni will also oversee the further growth of the ABS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in particular the creation of greater options for diplomates in fulfilling Parts 2 and 4. He will also address residency training by working to identify assessment tools for the objective measurement of resident progress, in tandem with the ACGME Milestones effort. In addition, Dr. Malangoni will manage the development of ABS oral examinations to ensure they reflect the latest in current clinical practice.

Dr. Malangoni is a former director of the ABS, serving as chair in 2002-2003. During his time as a director, he was an ABS representative to the American Board of Emergency Medicine and American Board of Medical Specialties. He currently serves as vice chair of the Residency Review Committee for Surgery (RRC-Surgery) and is a member of the Surgery Milestones Working Group. He will vacate his position on the RRC-Surgery once he joins the ABS.

In addition, Dr. Malangoni is a member of the American College of Surgeons' (ACS) Board of Regents and the executive committee of the ACS Committee on Trauma. He is a former chair of the ACS Advisory Council for General Surgery and the ACS Board of Governors, as well as past president of the ACS Ohio Chapter. He has also served as president of the Central Surgical Association and the Surgical Infection Society. Dr. Malangoni was also a member of the American Surgical Association's Blue Ribbon Panel on Resident Education. His clinical interests focus on surgery of the abdomen and gastrointestinal tract, surgical infection and trauma.

"I am very excited about joining the ABS in this position," said Dr. Malangoni. "It represents a unique opportunity to work with an outstanding board of directors and staff. The progress we make over the next few years will have a significant and lasting impact on the future of surgical training and surgical practice."

About the ABS

The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge. The ABS offers board certification in general surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric surgery, surgical critical care, surgery of the hand, and hospice and palliative medicine. It is one of the 24 member boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

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