The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) Board of Directors elected two new directors at its February 2017 meeting: Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, and James D. Thomas, MD. They will begin their terms at the close of the summer board meeting.
Dr. Haley is vice president for health affairs and dean and professor of emergency medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville. He has served as an ABEM oral examiner since 2004 and was recently appointed as a senior examiner.
Dr. Thomas practices emergency medicine at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Massachusetts, and St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River, Massachusetts, and is on the medical staffs of several other community hospitals in southeastern Massachusetts. He has served as an ABEM oral examiner since 2002 and senior oral examiner since 2014 and has been an item writer for the ConCert Examination.