Michael L. Carius, MD, was elected president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) at its July 2016 meeting. An ACEP past president (2001-02) who has been an ACEP member since 1981, Dr. Carius was presented ACEP’s prestigious John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award in 2012. Currently, Dr. Carius is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Traumatology and Emergency Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut, and an emeritus chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut. He also practices emergency medicine at Bridgeport Hospital and Milford Hospital in Milford, both located in Connecticut.
Dr. Carius has been a member of the ABEM Board of Directors since July 2009, and was elected to its Executive Committee in 2013. He has served ABEM in a variety of capacities, including as senior examiner and senior case reviewer for the Oral Certification Examination, and as an item writer. He has served as the chair of the Bylaws, MOC, and Nominating committees, and is a member of the Credentials, Executive, Finance, Research, Test Administration, and Test Development committees, as well as the CME Task Force.
ABEM also elected Terry Kowalenko, MD, as the organization’s presidentelect. Dr. Kowalenko has been a member of ACEP’s Quality & Performance Committee and Quality Measures Development Technical Expert Panel, was honored with the National Teaching Award from ACEP, and was named Residency Director of the Year by the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association.
ABEM certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination standards and is one of 24 medical specialty certification boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.