American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® Announces Officers and Board of Directors for 2020-21

Jul 15, 2020

The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® (AAPS) is pleased to announce its executive committee and Member Boards representatives for its 2020-21 Board of Directors. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, AAPS, Inc. is the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS).

Incoming President Jack Greiner, MS, OD,DO, PhD, FAASS succeeds Terrance L. Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP, who remains on the Board as Immediate Past President. Replacing Dr. Greiner as President-Elect is Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt MD, FAAEP, FACEP.

Following is a complete list of the 2020-2021 AAPS Executive Committee Members and Board of Directors.

Executive Committee:
Jack V. Greiner, MS, OD, DO, PhD, FAASS, President
Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, President-Elect
Jerry Allison, MD, MSH, CPE, FAAEP, Vice President
Arthur Cooper, MD, MS, FACS, FAADM, Secretary/Treasurer
Gerald Mullin, MD, CNSP, MHS, Membership Officer
Terrance L. Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP, Immediate Past President

Board of Directors:
Juan Carlos Diazcadena, MD, CPE, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Mary Jackson-Hammond, MD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Huber Matos-Garsault, MD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Richard Moyer, DO, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Stuart Rasch, MD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Madonna S. Ringswald, DO, FAAIM, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Jonathan Simmons, DO, MS, FCCP, FACOI, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Judy Smith, MD, MS, CPE, FACS, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Myles Spar, MD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Jeffrey B. Stricker, DO, MBA, FAASD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Charles L. Taylor, MD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Joseph Toscano, MD, Representative to the AAPS Board of Directors
Graeme A. Browne, MD, FAAEP, FAADM, ABPS Chair
Lingappa S. Amernath, MD, FAAEP, ABPS Vice Chair
Lewis Marshall, Jr, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM, Basic Documents Chair
Judy Smith, MD, MS, CPE, FACS, Strategic Planning Chair
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, CME Chair

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 certifying body that offers both allopathic and osteopathic physicians board certification options in a variety of specialties, while determining physician competency in the medical specialty practiced.

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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.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
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.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine