American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS) Announces Officers and Board of Directors for 2018-19

Aug 06, 2018

Tampa, FL-The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® (AAPS) is pleased to announce its executive committee and specialty representatives for the 2018-19 Board of Directors. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, AAPS is the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS).

Incoming President Mark DeSantis, MD, FAAR, succeeds Lewis Marshall, Jr., MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM, who remains on the Board as Immediate Past President. Replacing Dr. DeSantis as President Elect is Terrance Lee Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP.

Following is a complete list of the 2018-2019 AAPS Executive Committee Members and Board of Directors.

Executive Committee Members:
Mark DeSantis, D.O., FAAR, President
Terrance Lee Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP, AAPS President-Elect
Jack V. Greiner, DO, PhD, FAASS, Vice President
Liz Maxwell-Schmidt, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, Secretary/Treasurer
Jerry Allison, MD, Membership Officer
Lewis W. Marshall, Jr., MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM, Immediate Past President

Representatives to the Board of Directors:
Ann Marie Chiasson, M.D., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Arthur Cooper, M.D., MS, FACS, FAADM, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Sarah E. Gilbert, M.D., FAAEP, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Frank J. Nocilla, M.D., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Asaf R. Qadeer, M.D., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Mark E. Rogers, M.D., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Jonathan H. Salewski, D.O., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Paul D. Shaderowfsky, M.D., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Judy L. Smith, M.D., MS, CPE, FACS, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
James S. St. Louis, D.O., Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Patricia Ann Stewart, D.O., FAAIM, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Madeline Zak, D.O., FAASS, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Muhammad A. Ahmed, MD, FAAEP, ABPS Chair
Graeme A. Browne, MD, FAAEP, FAADM, ABPS Vice Chair
Scott G. Barnes, D.O., FAAIM, Basic Documents Committee Chair
Gustavo G. Leon, M.D., FAASS, Strategic Planning Chair
Leslie Mukau, M.D., FAAEP, FACEP, CME Chair

ABOUT AAPS AND ABPS
Founded in 1952, AAPS and ABPS have provided experienced physicians with a choice in board certification since 1960. ABPS is a nationally recognized multi-specialty organization that certifies both allopathic and osteopathic physicians. ABPS’s role in supporting the healthcare industry by determining competency in the medical specialty a physician practices is now more important than ever before.

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