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October 2016

President's Message

This is my final article for The Diplomate; my year as President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has ended. I welcome Dr. Jim Roberson as President and know he will do an excellent job in leading the Board. I also want to welcome Dr. David Martin as the new Executive Medical Director. Dr. Martin has served as Interim Executive Director since March. He demonstrated during that time that he will be dedicated to serving the board, the diplomates, and the public to improve board processes. The Board has also elected Dr. James Carpenter as Vice President, Dr. Peter Murray as President-Elect, Dr. Terrance Peabody as Secretary, Dr. Douglas Lundy as Treasurer, and new Directors Dr. April Armstrong and Dr. Frederick Azar. Read more...

Executive Medical Director's Report

Greetings from Chapel Hill! I am excited to be taking the position as the new Executive Medical Director for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), which I began full time on October 1st. While I am sure that I will miss my work as a full-time orthopaedic academician with the Wake Forest community, I will still maintain my active orthopaedic surgery practice there on a part-time basis. I have been in leadership roles at the ABOS for more than a decade and believe strongly in its mission. I have many ideas to help our organization adapt to the changing landscape of Certification and Maintenance of Certification and to help our Diplomates be successful. One of the items that I will focus on will be improving communication with Diplomates, Candidates, Orthopaedic Organizations, and the Public. Read more...

Staff Spotlight

As Dr. Martin’s article this month focuses on communication, I thought it would be a good time to highlight one of our newest employees, Communications Specialist David Elstein, who started at ABOS in September 2015. Read more...


New Board Officers and Directors

The Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) recently selected its 2016-2017 Officers and elected two new Directors-Elect. Read more...

Exam Data
Seven hundred orthopaedic surgeons passed the 2016 Part II Examination, becoming Board Certified. There were 729 people who took the Part II Examination--a pass rate of 96%.
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