American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. Governance Set for 2021-22

Jul 21, 2021

Tampa, FL – The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® (AAPS) is pleased to announce its governance for 2021-22, including its Executive Committee and Member Boards representatives to the Board of Directors. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, AAPS, Inc. is the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS).

Incoming President Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt, MD, FAAEP, FACEP succeeds Jack Greiner, MS, OD, DO, PhD, FAASS, who remains on the Board as Immediate Past President. Replacing Dr. Maxwell-Schmidt as President-Elect is Jerry A. Allison, MD, MSH, CPE, FAAEP.

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

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

Board of Directors:
Paul E. Gourley, DO, MBA, FACEP, CPE, Administrative Medicine Representative
Huber Matos-Garsault, MD, Anesthesiology Representative
Jeffrey B. Stricker, DO, MBA, FAASD, Dermatology Representative
Carol J. Iddins, MD, FAADM, Disaster Medicine Representative
Terrance Lee Baker, MD, MS, FAAEP, FAAIM, Emergency Medicine Representative
Mary L. Jackson-Hammond, MD, Family Medicine Representative
Myles Spar, MD, Integrative Medicine Representative
Madonna S. Ringswald, DO, FAAIM, Internal Medicine Representative
Lawrence N. Stein, MD, FAASOS, Orthopedic Surgery Representative
Steve C. Ideyi, MD, Radiology Representative
Babak Marefat, MD, Surgery Representative
James Bernard Short, Jr., MD, FAAFP, Urgent Care Medicine Representative
Graeme A. Browne, MD, FAAEP, FAADM, ABPS Chair
Lingappa S. Amernath, MD, FAAEP, ABPS Vice Chair
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, CME Chair
Judy L. Smith, MD, MS, CPE, FACS, Strategic Planning Chair
Lewis W. Marshall, Jr, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM, Basic Documents Chair (Non-Voting)

Additional Committee Chairs:
Jerry A. Allison, MD, MSH, CPE, FAAEP, Contract Committee Chair
Jerry A. Allison, MD, MSH, CPE, FAAEP, Finance Committee Chair
Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, Nominating Committee Chair

Founded in 1952, AAPS and ABPS have provided qualified 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. ABPS is a patient care-driven organization, therefore, its Member Boards administer clinically-based examinations to determine physician competency in the medical specialty being 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