AAPS Governance Set for 2013-14

Aug 12, 2013

Tampa, FL — The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS) set its 2013-2014 Executive Committee and Board of Directors at its recent annual scientific meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. All leadership terms began July 1.

Executive Committee:
Douglas L. Marciniak, D.O., FAAIM, President
Kenneth M. Flowe, M.D., FAAEP, President-Elect
Thomas G. Pelz, D.O., FAAIM, Vice President
Martin E. Thornton, D.O., Secretary/Treasurer
A. Robert Cerrato, D.O., J.D., Immediate Past President
Craig S. Smith, M.D., Membership Officer

Board of Directors:
Daniel M. Avery, M.D., FAASS, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Terrance L. Baker, M.D., M.S., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Scott G. Barnes, D.O., FAAIM, Presidential Advisor
Jeffrey T. Follansbee, M.D., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Joseph C. Gallagher, D.O., FAASOS, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Joe Ford Jacobs, M.D., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Karl D. Kelley, M.D., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Surinder K. Kad, M.D., FAAIM, MPH, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Stephen A. Montes, D.O., FAASOS, CME Chair
Asaf R. Qadeer, M.D., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Roger Rousseau, M.D., P.A., Academy of Presidents Chair
Kenneth A. Wallace, III, M.D., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., Public Member

AAPS is the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties which certifies qualified physicians, both MDs and DOs, in 18 different medical specialties. AAPS and ABPS are headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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