American Board of Family Medicine Elects New Officers and Board Members

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The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the election of four new officers and three new board members.

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is pleased to announce the election of four new officers and three new board members. The new officers elected at the ABFM’s spring board meeting in April are: Keith L. Stelter, MD of Mankato, Minnesota elected as Chair; Elizabeth G. Baxley, MD of Greenville, North Carolina as Chair-Elect; Christine C. Matson, MD of Norfolk, Virginia as Treasurer; and Montgomery Douglas, MD of Farmington, Connecticut as Member-at-Large, Executive Committee. In addition, the ABFM welcomes this year’s new members to the Board of Directors: Wendy Biggs, MD of Overland Park, Kansas; Christopher A. Cunha, MD of Crestview Hills, Kentucky; and Michael K. Magill, MD of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The new ABFM officers will each serve a one-year term:

Dr. Stelter is the Associate Director of the Mankato Family Medicine Residency Program in Mankato, Minnesota and an instructor with the Rural Physician Associate Program of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He maintains an active clinical practice in hospital, clinic and nursing home settings.

Dr. Baxley is a Professor of Family Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where she has served since 2012. Before joining the faculty at Brody, she spent 18 years at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, serving as Residency Director, and later as Chair, of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Matson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has served as Associate Dean for Education, Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program and Co-Director of the Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Combined Residency Program in Norfolk, Virginia.

Dr. Douglas is Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. He previously served as Chairman of the Department of Family and Community Medicine and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at New York Medical College.

The ABFM welcomes three new members to the Board of Directors:

Dr. Biggs is an Associate Professor and the Family Medicine Residency Program Director at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and serves on the Graduate Medical Education Committee for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Dr. Cunha is the co-founder of Pediatric Associates, PSC in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, and also served for 18 years as Managing Partner. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics since 2012, currently serving as Chairman, and has served as Chairman of the Tristate PHO at Cincinnati Children's Hospital since 2007.

Dr. Magill is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and serves as Director of the Utah Area Health Education Centers Program at the University of Utah. He previously served for 10 years as Executive Medical Director of the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics/Community Physician Group.

The remaining current members of the Board are: John Brady, MD of Newport News, Virginia; Colleen Conry, MD of Aurora, Colorado; Joseph Gravel, Jr, MD of Lawrence, Massachusetts; James Kennedy, MD of Winter Park, Colorado; Jerry E. Kruse, MD, MSPH of Springfield, Illinois; Lorna Anne Lynn, MD of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; David W. Mercer, MD of Omaha, Nebraska; Marcia J. Nielsen, PhD, MPH of Washington, DC; Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH of Cleveland, Ohio; David E. Soper, MD of Charleston, South Carolina; and Melissa Thomason of Pinetops, North Carolina.

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