2019 Recertified Diplomates

Updated December 2019


Mishun D. Childs-Love, MD Northville, MI
Robert A. DeSimone, MD Montville, NJ
Debra S. Eriksen, DO Tampa, FL
Pradeepkumar R. Nalla, MD Duluth, GA
Wenying Niu, MD Roseburg, OR
Manuel N. Tan, MD Ocala, FL


Miles B. Andrew, MD Mishawaka, IN
Donald J. Brown, DO Granbury, TX
Diana Dang, MD El Centro, CA
Timothy A. Highley, DO Hendersonville, NC
Linda L. Mak, MD La Quinta, CA
Denise M. Mastromonaco, DO Cherry Hill, NJ
Thomas P. McGee, Jr., MD Franklin, NC
Pamela L. Meyer, DO Hellertown, PA
Patricia Ann Stewart, DO, FAAIM Olympia, WA

Diagnostic Radiology

Andrei Kranz, MD Old Westbury, NY
Charles Master, MD Flushing, NY
Alv Sakrisson, MD Lake Worth, FL

Disaster Medicine

Graeme Browne, MD, FAAEP, FAADM Prior Lake, MN
Karyn J. Condie, MD McLean, VA

Emergency Medicine

Kelly L. Adams, DO Williston, FL
Lloyd G. Alch, MD, FACEP Orlando, FL
Merry M. E. Alto, MD Spokane, WA
Edward R. Armstrong, MD Edmond, OK
Terry J. Balagna, MD Forsyth, IL
David E. Baum, MD Honeoye Falls, NY
Alex John Beuning, MD, FAAEP Eau Claire, WI
Michael M. Bond, DO Plano, TX
Bruce B. Bonanno, MD Belmar, NJ
Shawn K. Brady, MD Fair Oaks, CA
James R. Brand, MD Austin, TX
James P. Brillhart, MD, MSPH Columbia, MO
Scott D. Brunk, MD La Crosse, WI
Gary S. Buchanan, MD Houston, TX
John Canalizo, MD Ormond Beach, FL
Alan H. Carr, DO Dade City, FL
Joseph A. Cook, MD Conway, AR
Jeffrey C. Craig, MD Tomahawk, WI
Timothy A. Curran, MD Austin, TX
Fabrice Czarnecki, MD McLean, VA
Gaston Dana, DO, FAAEP Franklin, IN
Anthony J. Davis, DO Parrish, FL
Lisa A. Davis, MD Bettendorf, IA
Curtis K. Deason, MD Sheridan, IN
Christopher L. DeFazio, MD Needham Heights, MA
Jere M. Disney, Jr., MD Corrales, NM
Rodolfo E. Echeverria, MD Fishers, IN
Nina L. Elliott, DO Lancaster, PA
Moshe D. Engel, MD Los Angeles, CA
Hassan A. Farhat, MD Brooklyn, NY
William G. Fisher, MD Conover, NC
Deborah I. Flack, MD Fernandina Beach, FL
David H. Freidenberg, MD Seattle, WA
Alexander A. Gaidarski, MD Dallas, TX
Donald J. Gayda, DO Loveland, OH
David Heegeman, MD Marshfield, WI
Carl E. Holt, Jr., MD Vincennes, IN
Donald A. Human, MD Chandler, AZ
Pamela Kay Ikuta, DO Redding, CA
Fady Jabre, MD Sioux City, IA
Chandra Janakiraman, MD East Meadow, NY
John G. Jones, MD New Palestine, IN
James Russell Kelley, MD New Albany, OH
William E. Kelley, Jr., MD Grafton, WV
Tarek Koussayer, MD Friendswood, TX
Raymond M. Lehnert, MD Versailles, KY
Robert Lewis, Jr., MD, JD Petersburg, VA
Todd Lilje, DO Tifton, GA
Christopher H. Louisell, MD Red Bluff, CA
Etta Lovitt, MD Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Fulton Lukban, MD Huntingtown, MD
Amarjith N. V. Mally, MD Pittsburgh, PA
Joseph R. Mantheiy, III, MD Marble Falls, TX
Anthony L. Markham, MD Asbury, IA
Anthony R. Marks, MD La Jolla, CA
John W. McLaulin, MD Jackson, NH
Mark Mench, MD Sterling, IL
Scott D. Meyer, MD Austin, TX
Thomas L. Michelman, MD Rockport, MA
Michael F. Miller, MD Annapolis, MD
Kenneth E. Moore, MD Rocky Mount, NC
Richard E. Nicol, MD Edwardsville, IL
Jonathan A. Ortman, MD Oregon, IL
Edward J. O’Neil, Jr., MD Auburndale, MA
Christian F. Peterson, MD Eleva, WI
Robert D. Pitts, MD New Haven, VT
Robert F. Polglase, MD Martinez, GA
David L. Postelnek, MD Bergenfield, NJ
Kenneth B. Quenneville, MD Memphis, MO
R. Scott Rankin, DO Newville, PA
Luke Marshall Rawlings, MD San Luis Obispo, CA
Keshava G. Reddy, MD Terre Haute, IN
Luis E. Rios, MD, MPH, FAAEP Fleming Island, FL
Mark R. Riser, DO New York, NY
Richard Romano, MD Harwick, MA
Amir K. Sakla, MD Potomac, MD
Aaron Scott, MD Spokane, WA
Denise C. Semashko, MD Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Christopher A. Sendi, MD Alexandria, VA
Indal M. Seudeal, MD Rio Hondo, TX
Deepak Sharma, MD Alexandria, LA
Michael J. Shaw, MD Baldwinsville, NY
Kim Y. Smith, MD Carson, WA
Richard S. Stein, MD Marinette, WI
Richard L. Summers, MD Madison, MS
Sheldon L. Swenson, MD Dickinson, ND
Kevin Thornton, MD Parker, TX
Mark R. Tomasi, MD Eau Clair, WI
Richard Y. Thorpe, III, MD Winters, TX
Imamu O. Tomlinson, MD Clovis, CA
Robert G. Vottero, MD Lake Bluff, IL
Daniel Y. Wang, MD Hollister, CA
John K. Weinberg, MD Houston, TX
John J. Westwood, MD, FAASS Magazine, AR
Vernon Jon Williams, MD Tucson, AZ
Larry A. Wolk, MD New York, NY
Douglas K. Woodward, MD Cottondale, AL
Masood Yeroushalmi, MD Kings Point, NY

Family Medicine

Steven L. Brooks, MD Zephyr Cove, NV
Franklin D. Chambers, MD Dumas, AR
Kevin Yin Shun Chan, DO Gilbert, AZ
John P. Fletcher, DO Fresno, CA
Bonnie S. Friehling, MD Columbia, MO
Janak R. Patel, MD Vienna, WV
William H. Pinkley, MD San Antonio, TX
Manuel J. Sanchez, MD McAllen, TX
Earle Taylor, MD Sandersville, GA
Harry L. Wingate, III, MD Watkinsville, GA

Family Medicine Obstetrics

Ana Sofia Zelaya, MD Richland, WA

Internal Medicine

John Ernest Bitner, MD Cass City, MI
Harold Wayne Hibbs, MD Zionsville, IN
Chris Kunis, MD Palm Harbor, FL
Gregory M. McNamara, MD Jacksonville, FL
Ravinderpal Singh Nandra, MD Aurora, IL
Alexander Shteiman, MD West Palm Beach, FL
Richard Solero, MD Orlando, FL

Orthopedic Surgery

Lawrence N. Stein, MD, FAASOS Smithton, IL


Save the Date
House of Delegates & Annual Scientific Meeting
Innovation & Overcoming Challenges
June 10-15, 2022
Patient Care Is Our Priority

Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
Internal Medicine
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