Tampa, FL (Vocus) July 22, 2010
The Board of Certification in Radiology, an ABPS® physician specialty certification board, today announced the appointment of Charles E. Murphy as its public board member.
Mr. Murphy is an attorney with the Litigation Practice Group of Clark Hill PLC in Birmingham, Michigan. He has had substantial litigation and arbitration experience in health care and other areas. For most of his career, Murphy has represented individual physicians, physician groups and hospitals, including cases involving staff privileges, interference with hospital contracts, physician shareholder disputes, state certification requirements, and licensing board investigations and hearings. He has been an arbitrator in physician staff privilege hearings at hospitals.
“Charles’ health care industry perspective will help him represent the public’s point of view on medical board certification," said Dr. Craig Smith, recent chair of the Board of Certification in Radiology. “ He will provide an added dimension to board certification review and planning, different from that of scientific experts. “
ABPS was the first certifying organization to include public members on its member boards, representing the public’s interests in patient welfare. ABPS public members collaborate with medical professionals to bring critical insight to the physician certification process that contributes to the health and safety of patients.
Mr. Murphy is a member of the American Bar Association, the Oakland County, Michigan Bar Association, and the State Bar of Michigan.
The Board of Certification in Radiology is a Member Board of the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS®). ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc® (AAPS®), a not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Tampa, Florida. ABPS is the first and only certifying body to require non-remedial medical ethics training as part of its physician recertification program. To learn more about the Board of Certification in Radiology, please visit http://www.abpsus.org.