The ABFM is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of sixteen physician members including the Immediate Past Chair plus two public members. Each Director serves a five-year term. The physician members of the Board include eleven family physicians and five representatives selected from nominations by the American Boards of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry/Neurology, and Surgery. Two family physicians are elected each year; one selected from nominations received from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and one from nominations for the at large category received from other organizations including, but not limited to, the American Medical Association (AMA), the Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM), the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD), the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP); current Board members may also nominate candidates for the at-large category. Two public members serve on the Board. They are considered for a position on the Board based upon their ability to assist the ABFM in accomplishing its mission; active experience and performance in their field; knowledge of health policy or a health-related field; and, whose employment or other relationships do not represent an inherent or apparent conflict of interest.


 

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John Brady, MD

John Brady, MD

Chair-Elect: 2018-2019
Term: 2015-2020
Family Physician in solo practice at The Village Doctor, Newport News, Virginia; Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Joseph W. Gravel, Jr, MD

Joseph W. Gravel, Jr, MD

Treasurer: 2018-2019
Term: 2014-2019
Family Physician at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, MA; Senior VP, Chief Medical Officer & Chair of Family Medicine & Community Health, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center; Professor of Family Medicine at UMass & at Tufts University
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Colleen Conry, MD

Colleen Conry, MD

Member-at-Large, Executive Committee: 2018-2019
Term: 2015-2020
Family Physician for more than 30 years in Denver, Colorado; Senior Vice-Chair for Quality and Clinical Affairs and Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine
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Wendy Biggs, MD

Wendy Biggs, MD

Certification Committee Chair: 2018-2019
Term: 2016–2021
Family Physician practicing full scope Family Medicine, including maternity care; Director of the Comprehensive Community Clerkship and Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan (CMU) College of Medicine
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Beth Bortz

Beth Bortz, MPP

Board Member
Term: 2017-2022
President and CEO of Virginia Center for Health and Innovation (VCHI), a nonprofit focused on accelerating the adoption of value-driven models of wellness and health care
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Roger Bush, MD

Roger Bush, MD

Board Member
Term: 2018-2023
General Internist practicing at Pike Market Medical Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Seattle, WA; Director for ABIM; Board of Directors for ABMS Multispecialty Portfolio Program; Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission
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Mike Magill

Michael K. Magill, MD

Research & Development Committee Chair: 2018-2019
Term: 2016–2021
Family Physician and Director of the Utah Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program; Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine and prior Chair of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, at the University of Utah School of Medicine
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John Mellinger, MD

John Mellinger, MD

Board Member
Term: 2017-2022
General Surgeon; J. Roland Folse Endowed Chair in Surgery, Vice Chair of Department of Surgery, and Professor and Chair of General Surgery at Southern Illinois (SIU) School of Medicine in Springfield, IL
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Gerardo Moreno, MD

Gerardo Moreno, MD

Board Member
Term: 2018-2023
Family Physician at a Los Angeles County Family Health Center; Associate Professor of Family Medicine & Director for the PRIME-Leadership & Advocacy Program in Medical Education at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
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Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH

Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH

Board Member
Term: 2015-2020
General Psychiatrist; Douglas Danford Bond Professor & Chairman of the Dept. of Psychiatry at CQEU School of Medicine; Clinical Director of the Dept. of Psychiatry for UH Cleveland Medical Center & Psychiatrist - in - Chief for UHHS
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David E. Soper, MD

David E. Soper, MD

Board Member
Term: 2014-2019
Obstetrician - Gynecologist with special focus on reproductive infectious diseases; Paul B. Underwood, Jr. Professor & Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs in the Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology at MUSC; Division Director, Specialist in OBGYN
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Daniel Spogen, MD

Daniel Spogen, MD

Examination Committee Chair: 2018-2019
Term: 2017-2022
Family Physician with 21 years of full scope practice; now serving as Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
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Melissa Thomason

Melissa Thomason

Board Member
Term: 2015-2020
Patient Advocate, advisor and speaker who specializes in bringing authentic patient experiences and perspectives to healthcare professionals and conversations around the country
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Montgomery Douglas, MD

Montgomery Douglas, MD

Board Member, Executive Committee: 2018-2019
Term: 2013-2019
Full spectrum Family Physician with special qualifications in Geriatrics; Chair, Department of Family Medicine at University of Connecticut School of Medicine and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center