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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Board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties has served to substantiate my interest and additional training in several fields of medicine including Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, and Administrative Medicine. As a result, I have been able to serve my community in clinical, disaster response, and administrative medicine roles. Through the ABPS, I have become recognized as a leader in my various fields of interest.

Spencer Price MD, MPH, MBA
Internal Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Administrative Medicine
BCEM certification through ABPS has provided me with many opportunities. It has helped me demonstrate that I have special experience and expertise in Emergency Medicine beyond that obtained through my family medicine training. BCEM certification firmly established me as an emergency medicine specialist once I started working in emergency medicine full time. ABPS has also helped me network with other family physicians with a passion for improving rural and underserved emergency medicine practice.

Alex Beuning, MD, FAAEP
Emergency Medicine
Personal challenge and motivation compelled me to pass my ABPS board exam. Measurement and confirmation of my own knowledge base reinforced my self-confidence. The ABPS, with its history of inclusivity, has allowed me to have a voice in the organization, while permitting me to impact overall national patient safety and care through certification. Participation in exam development afforded me the opportunity to witness the rigorousness of the exam process and psychometrically sound product, while developing meaningful collegiality, professional life enrichment, and warding off burn out.

Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine