Nominations to the Council of the American Board of Surgery

The Council of the ABS is seeking nominees to serve a six-year term.

The Council of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) is seeking nominees to serve a six-year term. The Council serves as a resource of knowledge, skill, wisdom, and expertise for the organization, and is where issues that cross specialties are discussed. The Council consists of a diverse group of surgeons across a spectrum of practice and experience, and includes approximately 30 members from across the specialties recognized by the ABS.

Council members each serve on one of the five ABS specialty boards (General Surgery Board, Vascular Surgery Board, Pediatric Surgery Board, Complex General Surgical Oncology Board, or Trauma Burns and Critical Care Board) and one or more of the five Council Committees, (Assessment Committee, Diplomates and Surgeons in Practice Committee, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, Education and Training Committee, and/or Research Committee). In addition to commitment, availability, loyalty, and ability to keep confidence, individuals with one or more of the following characteristics are sought:

  • Formal education and/or experience with implementation science
  • Practice in a community setting/ with at least 5 years in practice without residents
  • Expertise in quality improvement, including serving on society or organizational committees or leading initiatives
  • Training in a RCPSC program (Canada)
  • Experience as a Designated Institutional Officer (DIO)

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, age, or other elements that bring a different voice to the table.

The time commitment including exams is approximately 14-16 days/year, including both in person and virtual meetings.

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 the process to be considered complete.


Please use the links below to access the Nominator and Nominee forms:

We are no longer accepting nominations for this cycle.

Oct. 5, 2022 Media Contact: Alyson Maloney


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