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Nominations to the Transplantation Advisory Council of the American Board of Surgery

Oct. 11, 2022 Media Contact: Alyson Maloney, 215-568-4000

The Transplantation Advisory Council (TAC) of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) is seeking member nominees to serve a six-year term beginning January 1, 2023. The TAC consists of members who focus their practice on transplantation, and serves as a voice for transplant surgeons within the ABS. The TAC serves as a resource of knowledge, skill, wisdom, and expertise, and is where issues pertinent to the practice of transplantation are discussed.

In addition to commitment, availability, loyalty, and ability to keep confidence, individuals with one or more of the following characteristics are sought:

  • Expertise in one or more areas of transplantation (heart, liver, lung, kidney, pancreas, VCA, pediatric, etc.)
  • Expertise or experience in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
  • Expertise or experience in healthcare policy
  • Experience as an examiner and/or item writer for the ABS
  • Prior service on a specialty board or advisory council of the ABS
  • Experience with community or rural transplantation

Emphasis will be placed on elements of diversity across all dimensions, including race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age or other elements that bring a different voice to the table.

The time commitment including exams is approximately 10-14 days/year.

Nominees will be accepted from societies, peers, or self-nomination. All nominations will require a letter of support (i.e., completion of the Nominate/Support Form) from either an organization or from an ABMS-certified physician. Both the nominator and nominee forms must be completed for each candidate by November 18, 2022. Please use the links below to access the nominator and nominee forms:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this cycle.

If you have any questions, please contact our communications department.


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