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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