Family Medicine FactbookABFM is excited to present its first edition of the Family Medicine Factbook, a curated series of basic analyses intended to provide a broad perspective on family medicine and family physicians

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the election of Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS, to the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Moreno, chair of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Family Medicine and professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, also serves as chair of the ABFM Board of Directors and was previously selected as a National Academy of Medicine 2015-2017 Puffer/ABFM Fellow.

Health Equity Progress Report


Primary Care International Conference
Physician leaders from around the world gathered in Washington DC for “The Essential Role of Primary Health Care for Health Security and Securing Health Conference” on July 19-20.

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has selected Stephanie Gold and Sebastian Tong as the 2023 James C. Puffer, MD/American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Fellows


New Board ChairWe are pleased to announce the election of four new officers and four new board members to the ABFM Board of Directors. New officers elected in April are: Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS, of Los Angeles, CA as Chair; Andrea Anderson, MD, of Washington, DC as Chair-Elect; Robert L. Wergin, MD, of Lincoln, NE as Treasurer; and Mott P. Blair, MD, of Wallace, NC as Member-at-Large of the Executive Committee.

The District’s dire health disparities were on the mind of D.C. native Madeline Taskier, M.D. ’19, when she chose a career in family medicine as the best way to help her community. After earning her degree at George Washington University, she pursued a family medicine residency―and encountered the tremendous barriers her patients often faced in health care.

The American Board of Family Medicine will serve as one of the co-sponsoring boards of a new subspecialty in Health Care Administration, Leadership, and Management (HALM). To encourage physician development in this subspecialty, a new Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) will be available to physicians with relevant training and significant leadership responsibilities that include managing talent, time, and quality in a wide variety of practice settings.

black history monthThis February, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) will celebrate Black History Month and take a closer look into the health care disparities that impact people and communities of color. Follow along this month as we highlight the impact Black family physicians have on their communities.