The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® (AAPS) is pleased to announce its governance for 2022-23

Jul 19, 2022

Tampa, FL – The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.® (AAPS) is pleased to announce its governance for 2022-23, 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 Jerry A. Allison, MD, MSH, CPE, FAAEP, FACEP, succeeds Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, who remains on the Board as Immediate Past President. Replacing Dr. Allison as President-Elect is Arthur Cooper, MD, MS, FACS, FAADM.

Following is a complete list of the 2022-2023 AAPS Executive Committee Members and Board of Directors.

Executive Committee:
Jerry A. Allison, MD, MSH, CPE, FAAEP, FACEP, President
Arthur Cooper, MD, MS, FACS, FAADM, President-Elect
Elizabeth Maxwell-Schmidt, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, Immediate Past President
Sarah E. Gilbert, MD, FAAEP, Vice President
Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, MPH, Secretary/Treasurer
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP, Membership Officer

Board of Directors:
Paul E. Gourley, DO, MBA, FACEP, CPE, Administrative Medicine Representative
Marcos G. Rosado, MD, Anesthesiology Representative
Kenneth A. Wallace, III, MD, Dermatology Representative
Karl David Kelley, MD, FAADM, Disaster Medicine Representative
Stuart G. Rasch, MD, Emergency Medicine Representative
Hilton C. Ray, MD, Family Medicine Representative
Melinda R. Ring, MD, Integrative Medicine Representative
Douglas L. Marciniak, DO, FAAIM, Internal Medicine Representative
Lawrence N. Stein, MD, FAASOS, Orthopedic Surgery Representative
Mark DeSantis, DO, MS, FAAR, Radiology Representative
Jack V. Greiner, MS, OD, DO, PhD, FAASS, Surgery Representative
Lingappa S. Amernath, MD, FAAEP, ABPS Chair
Mary L. Jackson-Hammond, MD, ABPS Vice Chair
Alex John Beuning, MD, FAAEP, CME Committee Chair
Judy L. Smith, MD, MS, CPE, FACS, Strategic Planning Chair
Lewis W. Marshall, Jr., MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM, Basic Documents Chair (Non-Voting)

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.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our 2022-23 AAPS Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

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I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
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To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
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