American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS) Announces Officers and Board of Directors for 2019-20

Jul 19, 2019

The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® (AAPS) is pleased to announce its executive committee and specialty representatives for the 2019-20 Board of Directors. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, AAPS is the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS).

Incoming President Terrance Lee Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP succeeds Mark DeSantis, MD, MS, FAAR, who remains on the Board as Immediate Past President. Replacing Dr. Baker as President-Elect is Jack Greiner DO, PhD, FAASS

Following is a complete list of the 2019-2020 AAPS Executive Committee Members and Board of Directors.

Executive Committee:

  • Terrance L. Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP, President
  • Jack Greiner DO, PhD, FAASS, President-Elect
  • Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt MD, FAAEP, FACEP, Vice President
  • Jerry Allison MD, MSH, CPE, FAAEP, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Arthur Cooper MD, MS, FACS, FAADM, Membership Officer
  • Mark DeSantis DO, MS, FAAR, Immediate Past President

Board of Directors:

  • Judy Smith MD, MS, CPE, FACS, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Debra Eriksen, DO, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Patricia Stewart, DO, FAAIM, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Jonathan Simmons, DO, MS, FCCP, FACOI, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Stewart Rasch, MD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Issac Yoon, MD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Frank Nocilla, MD, FAAIM, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Anne Marie Chiasson, MD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Richard Moyer, DO, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Paul Shaderowfsky, MD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Juan Carlos Diazcadena, MD, CPE Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
  • Joseph Toscano, MD, 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, DO, FAAIM, Basic Documents Committee Chair
  • Scott G. Barnes, DO, FAAIM, Strategic Planning Chair
  • Leslie Mukau, MD, 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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When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

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When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

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