Dr. James H. Jones, a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, assumed the role of President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine at its board meeting last month. ABEM’s officer elections also included the choosing of Dr. Francis L. Counselman, the chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School and distinguished professor, as President-Elect.
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An ACEP member since 1981, Dr. Jones has been a member of the ABEM Board of Directors since July 2005 and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2010. Since 1988, he has served ABEM in a variety of capacities, including examination editor, item writer and oral examiner.
Dr. Jones received his medical degree from The Ohio State University School of Medicine and completed his residency training at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
Dr. Counselman has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2008 and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2011.
He has been examination editor, item writer, oral examiner and a member of the Relevance of Examination to Physician Practice Task Force Advisory Panel. Dr. Counselman received his medical degree from Eastern Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk, Va., where he also completed his residency training. Dr. Counselman has been an ACEP member since 1984.
At the August meeting, ABEM also elected the following directors to the 2013-14 Executive Committee: Dr. John C. Moorhead, Immediate Past President; Dr. Barry N. Heller, Secretary-Treasurer; Dr. Michael L. Carius, Member-at-Large; and Dr. Rebecca Smith-Coggins, Senior Member-at-Large.