Tampa, FL (Vocus) June 29, 2010
Anthony P. Russo, D.O., FAAA, of Bluffton, South Carolina has been elected president of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS) for 2010-11. The Tampa, Florida based organization is the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).
Dr. Russo succeeds Scott Barnes, D.O., FAAIM, of Lemoyne, Pa. as president of AAPS.
"The American Association of Physician Specialists,Incorporated, will continue to advance the art and science of medicine by inclusively promoting dialogue between allopathic and osteopathic physicians, said Russo. “AAPS’ certifying body, ABPS, uniquely blends the ideas and approaches of both allopathic and osteopathic training into its physician board certification program.”
Russo, an anesthesiologist with Anesthesia Associates of Savannah, practices in both Georgia and South Carolina.
Dr. Russo has been a member of AAPS since 1987.
The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. is a 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit organization organized in 1950 for the purpose of providing a clinically recognized mechanism for specialty certification for physicians who had obtained advanced training in various medical specialties.
The complete slate of AAPS officers elected by the AAPS House of Delegates for 2010-11:
President: Anthony P. Russo, D.O., FAAA
President-Elect: David G. C. McGann, M.D., FAASFP
Vice President: Robert A. Cerrato, D.O., J.D.
Secretary/Treasurer: Betsy Schenck, D.O., FAAEP
Membership Officer: Douglas L. Marciniak, D.O., FAAIM
The American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS) is the governing body of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) which certifies and recertifies thousands of allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) physicians from all 50 states and Canada in 17 medical specialties. ABPS recently established innovative industry leading boards of certification in disaster medicine, hospital medicine, family medicine obstetrics and urgent care medicine. More information about AAPS is available online at http://www.aapsus.org.