Board of Directors and Staff

Elections for the ABPN Board Members
Elections to fill the places of members whose terms have expired take place annually. Neurology and psychiatry are represented equally on the Board. The Board holds meetings several times each year for the purpose of examining candidates and transacting business. Each board member’s biography can be reviewed by clicking on his/her name.

Executive Committee
  • Board Chair Kerry H. Levin, MD, Cleveland, OH
    Board Chair Kerry H. Levin, MD, Cleveland, OH

    Kerry H. Levin, MD, is the 2017 Chair of the ABPN. Dr. Levin is Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He is director of the Neuromuscular Center at Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. His clinical interests include electromyography, peripheral neuropathy, and myasthenia gravis. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Levin serves as Chair of the Neurology Council. He also Chairs the Committees on Disability Accommodations, Neurology Appeals Review, Irregular Behavior, Maintenance of Certification, 2018 Officer Nominations, Certification Examination Combined – Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology Steering, Clinical Neurophysiology Certification and MOC Examination, and Epilepsy Steering. He is Vice Chair of the Research Award Committee, Certification Examination Combined Clinical Neurology Subcommittee, and Epilepsy Certification and MOC Examination Committee. He serves as a member of the Communications, Finance, Investment, and Strategic Planning Committees. Dr. Levin is also the liaison for the ABMS CCC.

  • Board Vice Chair Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, Cleveland, OH
    Board Vice Chair Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, Cleveland, OH

    Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, is the 2017 Vice Chair of the ABPN. Dr. Ronis is the Douglas Bond Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Ronis serves as Chair of the Psychiatry Council. Dr. Ronis is also Chair of five committees: Bylaws, Psychiatry Appeals Review, Alternative Pathways Oversight, MOC Examination - Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry Steering. He is a liaison to the ABFM and serves on its Board of Directors. Dr. Ronis is also a member of the ABPN Committees on Communications, Finance, Investment, Irregular Behavior, Strategic Planning, Nominations for 2018 Officers and Delegates for the RRC - Psychiatry.

  • Board Secretary George A. Keepers, MD, Portland, OR
    Board Secretary George A. Keepers, MD, Portland, OR

    Dr. Keepers is the Carruthers Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and a member of the American College of Psychiatry. Dr. Keepers' earliest research interests included the psychopharmacological treatments of schizophrenia and side effects of these treatments, acute extra-pyramidal side effects (dystonia, akathisia and parkinsonism), tardive dyskinesia, and other aspects of neuropsychiatry and neuropsychopharmacology. His current clinical and research interests continue to be in the field of neuropsychiatry. A former program director, his contribution to psychiatric education continues through his participation in the ACGME Psychiatry RRC and Milestones project. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Keepers serves as Secretary of the ABPN and as Chair of eight committees: Credentials - Psychiatry, Conflict of Interest, Core Competencies, Certification Examination Combined-Psychiatry, Certification Examination - Psychiatry/Basic Neurology and Neuroscience, Forensic Psychiatry Steering, International Examination and Delegates to the RRC-Psychiatry. He is also a member of the Psychiatry Council, and committees on Bylaws, Finance, Investment, Research and Development, Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification for the ABPN. Dr. Keepers is the liaison to the AACDP.

  • Board Treasurer J. Clay Goodman, MD, Houston, TX
    Board Treasurer J. Clay Goodman, MD, Houston, TX

    Dr. Goodman is Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education directing the Pre-Clinical Curriculum and he directs the Neuropathology Program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Goodman serves as Treasurer of the ABPN and Chair of four committees: Credentials – Neurology, Finance, Investment, and Certification Examination for General Neurology. He is Vice Chair of the Research and Development Committee and the Certification Examination Combined-Neurology Committee. Dr. Goodman is a member of the Neurology Council, and committees on Conflict of Interest, Strategic Planning, Core Competencies, and Nomination of 2018 Officers. At the AAN, he serves on the Education Committee as Chair of the Program Accreditation and Development Subcommittee, and he has held positions of Chair of RITE subcommittee, founding Editor for Online CME for Neurology, and founding Co-Chair of the Credentialing Council of the UCNS. He serves as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the American Brain Foundation. Dr. Goodman is an internationally recognized authority on traumatic brain injury. He is Board certified in both Neurology and Neuropathology.

  • Board Member-at-Large Laurie Gutmann, MD, Iowa City, IA
    Board Member-at-Large Laurie Gutmann, MD, Iowa City, IA

    Dr. Gutmann is Professor of Neurology at the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa and Director of Clinical Trials. She spent 20 years at West Virginia University, where she was the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Director, Medical Director for the WVU Hospital Stroke Center, Director of the MDA/ALS Center of Excellence, and Co-director of the MDA clinic. She was also the Residency Program Director for 7 years and Medical Director of the EMG Laboratory for 16 years. For four years, she worked as a program officer in the Office of Clinical Research, NINDS/NIH extramural program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Gutmann serves as Member-at-Large, on the Neurology Council and is Chair of the Strategic Planning, MOC Examination-Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine Steering, Professionalism, Technology and Information and Delegates to the RRC-Neurology Committees. She is Vice Chair of the Alternative Pathways Oversight Committee, Core Competencies Committee, Certification Examination Combined Committee-Neurology, Certification Examination Combined Committee-Behavioral Neurology, Cognition and Psychiatry Subcommittee and the Neuromuscular Medicine Certification and MOC Examination Committees. Dr. Gutmann also serves as a member of the Bylaws, Communications, Credentials - Neurology, Finance, Investment, Appeals Review - Neurology, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, Maintenance of Certification, Nomination for 2018 Officers, Clinical Neurophysiology Steering, and Clinical Neurophysiology Certification and MOC Examination Committees. Dr. Gutmann is a delegate to the RRC for Neurology and is liaison to AAEM and ASA. She is also a Fellow of the AAN, an active member of the ANA, and a member of the AANEM. Previously, she served as Chair of the RITE examination for three years and as a member of the committee for 10 years prior.

  • Board Member-at-Large Robert N. Golden, MD, Madison, WI
    Board Member-at-Large Robert N. Golden, MD, Madison, WI

    Dr. Golden is Dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, Robert Turrell Professor in Medical Leadership, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine for 11 years, prior to accepting his current position. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Golden serves as Member-at-Large, on the Psychiatry Council and as Chair of the Research and Development, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, Research Award, Certification Examination Combined- General Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine Steering Committees. Dr. Golden is Vice Chair of the Finance, Investment and Certification Examination Combined-Psychiatry Committees. He also serves on the Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification Committees. Dr. Golden is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and a Fellow of the ACP, ACNP, and CINP.

  • President and CEO Larry R. Faulkner, MD, Buffalo Grove, IL
    President and CEO Larry R. Faulkner, MD, Buffalo Grove, IL

    Dr. Faulkner is President and CEO of the ABPN and Clinical Professor of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. From 1994 until he assumed his current position at the ABPN in 2006, he was VP for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Faulkner is a past Director of the ABPN, a Past President of the AAPL, a past member of the Psychiatry RRC, and a current ex-officio member of the Psychiatry RRC and the Neurology RRC. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the APA and a Fellow of the ACP.

Psychiatry Directors
  • Board Vice Chair Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, Cleveland, OH
    Board Vice Chair Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, Cleveland, OH

    Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, is the 2017 Vice Chair of the ABPN. Dr. Ronis is the Douglas Bond Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Ronis serves as Chair of the Psychiatry Council. Dr. Ronis is also Chair of five committees: Bylaws, Psychiatry Appeals Review, Alternative Pathways Oversight, MOC Examination - Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry Steering. He is a liaison to the ABFM and serves on its Board of Directors. Dr. Ronis is also a member of the ABPN Committees on Communications, Finance, Investment, Irregular Behavior, Strategic Planning, Nominations for 2018 Officers and Delegates for the RRC - Psychiatry.

  • Board Secretary George A. Keepers, MD, Portland, OR
    Board Secretary George A. Keepers, MD, Portland, OR

    Dr. Keepers is the Carruthers Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and a member of the American College of Psychiatry. Dr. Keepers' earliest research interests included the psychopharmacological treatments of schizophrenia and side effects of these treatments, acute extra-pyramidal side effects (dystonia, akathisia and parkinsonism), tardive dyskinesia, and other aspects of neuropsychiatry and neuropsychopharmacology. His current clinical and research interests continue to be in the field of neuropsychiatry. A former program director, his contribution to psychiatric education continues through his participation in the ACGME Psychiatry RRC and Milestones project. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Keepers serves as Secretary of the ABPN and as Chair of eight committees: Credentials - Psychiatry, Conflict of Interest, Core Competencies, Certification Examination Combined-Psychiatry, Certification Examination - Psychiatry/Basic Neurology and Neuroscience, Forensic Psychiatry Steering, International Examination and Delegates to the RRC-Psychiatry. He is also a member of the Psychiatry Council, and committees on Bylaws, Finance, Investment, Research and Development, Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification for the ABPN. Dr. Keepers is the liaison to the AACDP.

  • Board Member-at-Large Robert N. Golden, MD, Madison, WI
    Board Member-at-Large Robert N. Golden, MD, Madison, WI

    Dr. Golden is Dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, Robert Turrell Professor in Medical Leadership, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine for 11 years, prior to accepting his current position. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Golden serves as Member-at-Large, on the Psychiatry Council and as Chair of the Research and Development, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, Research Award, Certification Examination Combined- General Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine Steering Committees. Dr. Golden is Vice Chair of the Finance, Investment and Certification Examination Combined-Psychiatry Committees. He also serves on the Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification Committees. Dr. Golden is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and a Fellow of the ACP, ACNP, and CINP.

  • Joan M. Anzia, MD, Chicago, IL
    Joan M. Anzia, MD, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Anzia is Vice Chair for Education and Residency Training Director in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She also serves as the Physician Health Liaison for Northwestern Medicine and is a member of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Anzia serves on the Psychiatry Council and is Chair of the Communications Committee. She also serves on the committees on Credentials-Psychiatry, Disability Accommodations, Finance, Investment and Certification Examination Combined-General Psychiatry Subcommittee. She also serves as the ABMS Meeting Attendee. Dr. Anzia is a Fellow and Chair of the Finance Committee for the ACP, a Past President of AAP, and a Past President of the Illinois Psychiatric Society.

  • Josepha A. Cheong, MD, Nashville, TN
    Josepha A. Cheong, MD, Nashville, TN

    Dr. Cheong is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL and Assistant Chief, Psychiatry of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) – Nashville VA Medical Center in Nashville, TN. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Cheong serves on the Psychiatry Council and on the Communications, Finance, Investment, Strategic Planning, Maintenance of Certification, Certification Examination Combined-Clinical Psychiatry Subcommittee, and Geriatric Psychiatry Certification and MOC Examination Committees. She also serves as a delegate to the RRC-Psychiatry. Dr. Cheong specializes in geriatric psychiatry, undergraduate and graduate medical education and training.  She is a member of the ACGME Psychiatry RRC.  Dr. Cheong has served on numerous committees over the past 20+ years within Association for Academic Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.  She has served as Chair of the APA Scientific Program Committee in 2009 and 2013 as well as Chair of the APA Components – Council on Aging.  Within the VA, Dr. Cheong has been actively involved in the national VHA Office of Academic Affiliations and has served as an Associate Chief of Staff/Education at the North Florida/South Georgia VHS.   She is an examination writer for various committees at the ABPN for over 12 years.

  • Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, Washington, DC
    Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, Washington, DC

    Dr. Joshi is an Endowed Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the Children's National Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences & Pediatrics at The George Washington University School of Medicine, in Washington DC. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Joshi serves on the Psychiatry Council, as Chair of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Steering Committee and as a liaison to AACAP. She is also Vice Chair of the MOC Examination-Psychiatry Committee. Dr. Joshi also serves on the Communications, Credentials-Psychiatry, Appeals Review-Psychiatry, Research and Development, Alternative Pathways Oversight, Strategic Planning, Core Competencies, and Maintenance of Certification Committees and on the task force on Maintenance of Certification with AACAP. She is also a liaison to AACAP.  Dr. Joshi has held positions as President of the Society of Professors of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and of AACAP. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and the AACAP.

  • Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, Rochester, NY
    Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, Rochester, NY

    Dr. Lyness is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. At Rochester, he formerly served as Associate Chair for Education and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program in Psychiatry, and as Director of (medical student) Curriculum and as Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education. He is a Past President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and also is active as a member of the American College of Psychiatrists and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Faculty Affairs. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Lyness serves on the Psychiatry Council and Chairs the Certification Examination Combined Committee-Clinical Psychiatry Subcommittee and the Geriatric Psychiatry Steering Committee. Dr. Lyness is Vice Chair of Certification Examination Combined Committee-Psychiatry. He also serves on the Credentials-Psychiatry, Finance, Investment, Appeals Review-Psychiatry, Conflict of Interest, Research and Development and Irregular Behavior Committees and on the MOC Product Review Subcommittee. Dr. Lyness is also liaison to ABMS HPPC and AAGP.

  • Christopher R. Thomas, MD, Galveston, TX
    Christopher R. Thomas, MD, Galveston, TX

    Dr. Thomas is the Robert Stubblefield Professor of Child Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Program Director for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Thomas serves on the Psychiatry Council and as Vice Chair of the Professionalism Committee. He is an alternate to the Committee to Review Appeals-Psychiatry and a member of the Faculty Innovation in Education Award, Core Competencies, Maintenance of Certification and Technology and Information Committees. Dr. Thomas is a liaison to AACAP, the AACAP Training and Education Committee and Chair of the Task Force on Maintenance of Certification (with AACAP). He was previously Chair of the ACGME Psychiatry Review Committee and the ACGME Psychiatry Milestones Committee. Dr. Thomas is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA, the AACAP and a Fellow of the ACP.

Neurology Directors
  • Board Chair Kerry H. Levin, MD, Cleveland, OH
    Board Chair Kerry H. Levin, MD, Cleveland, OH

    Kerry H. Levin, MD, is the 2017 Chair of the ABPN. Dr. Levin is Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. He is director of the Neuromuscular Center at Cleveland Clinic and Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. His clinical interests include electromyography, peripheral neuropathy, and myasthenia gravis. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Levin serves as Chair of the Neurology Council. He also Chairs the Committees on Disability Accommodations, Neurology Appeals Review, Irregular Behavior, Maintenance of Certification, 2018 Officer Nominations, Certification Examination Combined – Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology Steering, Clinical Neurophysiology Certification and MOC Examination, and Epilepsy Steering. He is Vice Chair of the Research Award Committee, Certification Examination Combined Clinical Neurology Subcommittee, and Epilepsy Certification and MOC Examination Committee. He serves as a member of the Communications, Finance, Investment, and Strategic Planning Committees. Dr. Levin is also the liaison for the ABMS CCC.

  • Board Treasurer J. Clay Goodman, MD, Houston, TX
    Board Treasurer J. Clay Goodman, MD, Houston, TX

    Dr. Goodman is Professor of Pathology & Immunology and Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. He is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education directing the Pre-Clinical Curriculum and he directs the Neuropathology Program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Goodman serves as Treasurer of the ABPN and Chair of four committees: Credentials – Neurology, Finance, Investment, and Certification Examination for General Neurology. He is Vice Chair of the Research and Development Committee and the Certification Examination Combined-Neurology Committee. Dr. Goodman is a member of the Neurology Council, and committees on Conflict of Interest, Strategic Planning, Core Competencies, and Nomination of 2018 Officers. At the AAN, he serves on the Education Committee as Chair of the Program Accreditation and Development Subcommittee, and he has held positions of Chair of RITE subcommittee, founding Editor for Online CME for Neurology, and founding Co-Chair of the Credentialing Council of the UCNS. He serves as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the American Brain Foundation. Dr. Goodman is an internationally recognized authority on traumatic brain injury. He is Board certified in both Neurology and Neuropathology.

  • Board Member-at-Large Laurie Gutmann, MD, Iowa City, IA
    Board Member-at-Large Laurie Gutmann, MD, Iowa City, IA

    Dr. Gutmann is Professor of Neurology at the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa and Director of Clinical Trials. She spent 20 years at West Virginia University, where she was the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Director, Medical Director for the WVU Hospital Stroke Center, Director of the MDA/ALS Center of Excellence, and Co-director of the MDA clinic. She was also the Residency Program Director for 7 years and Medical Director of the EMG Laboratory for 16 years. For four years, she worked as a program officer in the Office of Clinical Research, NINDS/NIH extramural program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Gutmann serves as Member-at-Large, on the Neurology Council and is Chair of the Strategic Planning, MOC Examination-Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine Steering, Professionalism, Technology and Information and Delegates to the RRC-Neurology Committees. She is Vice Chair of the Alternative Pathways Oversight Committee, Core Competencies Committee, Certification Examination Combined Committee-Neurology, Certification Examination Combined Committee-Behavioral Neurology, Cognition and Psychiatry Subcommittee and the Neuromuscular Medicine Certification and MOC Examination Committees. Dr. Gutmann also serves as a member of the Bylaws, Communications, Credentials - Neurology, Finance, Investment, Appeals Review - Neurology, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, Maintenance of Certification, Nomination for 2018 Officers, Clinical Neurophysiology Steering, and Clinical Neurophysiology Certification and MOC Examination Committees. Dr. Gutmann is a delegate to the RRC for Neurology and is liaison to AAEM and ASA. She is also a Fellow of the AAN, an active member of the ANA, and a member of the AANEM. Previously, she served as Chair of the RITE examination for three years and as a member of the committee for 10 years prior.

  • Imran I. Ali, MD, FAAN, Toledo, OH
    Imran I. Ali, MD, FAAN, Toledo, OH

    Dr. Ali is a Professor of Neurology at University of Toledo, College of Medicine and is currently the Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and oversees the entire curriculum of the College of Medicine. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Ali serves on the Neurology Council and on the Disability Accommodations, Finance, Investment, Research and Development, Maintenance of Certification, MOC Examination-Neurology, Epilepsy Certification and MOC Examination, and Professionalism Committees. Dr. Ali is also the liaison to the AES. He did his residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was also the Chief Resident his senior year. He also did a two year Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship at UNC. Dr. Ali is Board Certified in Neurology, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology through the ABPN. He has served on various committees of the AAN, ACNS and AES. He has also been a member of the Neurology Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. Dr. Ali has been recognized as an outstanding teacher and has been the recipient of many teaching awards including the Deans Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Ali is listed in the Best Doctors of America; he also received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award twice and was also inducted into the AOA Honor Medical Society.

  • John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Rochester, MN
    John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Rochester, MN

    Dr. Bodensteiner is currently a Senior Associate Consultant with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He was the William Pilcher Chair and Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Children's Health Center in Phoenix, AZ and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Arizona from 2001 to 2011. Dr. Bodensteiner was the President of the Child Neurology Society from 2007 to 2009. He received the Hower Award from the Child Neurology Society in 2013 and also served as a member of the MOC committee for the society from 2011 to 2013. Dr. Bodensteiner currently serves as an ABPN Director on the Neurology Council, and is also Chair of the MOC Product Review Subcommittee, Certification Examination Combined Committee-Clinical Neurology Subcommittee, Committee on MOC Examination - Child Neurology, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Steering Committee. Dr. Bodensteiner is Vice Chair of the Certification Examination Combined Committee-Neurology and the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Certification and MOC Examination Committee. He serves as a committee member for Credentials - Neurology, Finance, Investment, Research and Development, Core Competencies, Maintenance of Certification, and as a liaison to CNS and PCN.

  • Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, Winston-Salem, NC
    Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, Winston-Salem, NC

    Dr. Brashear is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. She also holds the Walter C. Teagle Chair of Neurology. She has also served as the Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Wake Forest School of Medicine. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Brashear serves on the Neurology Council and as Vice Chair of the Faculty Innovation in Education Award Committee and the Committee on MOC Examination-Neurology. She also serves on committees on Finance, Investment, Review Appeals-Neurology, Research and Development, Irregular Behavior and MOC Examination – Neurology. Dr. Brashear is also the ABPN liaison to LCNS, AUPN and ANA. She has also served on the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Board of Directors and the American Neurological Association Council. She currently serves on the Association of University Professors of Neurology Board of Directors.

  • Steven L. Lewis, MD, Chicago, IL
    Steven L. Lewis, MD, Chicago, IL

    Dr. Lewis is Professor of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, where he serves as Associate Chair of the Department, Director of the Neurology Residency Training Program, and Head of the Section of General Neurology. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Lewis serves on the Neurology Council and as Chair of the Vascular Neurology Steering Committee. He is Vice Chair of the Vascular Neurology Certification and MOC Examination Committee. Dr. Lewis also serves on the Communications, Credentials-Neurology, Strategic Planning, Core Competencies, Maintenance of Certification, Certification Examination Combined Committee-General Neurology Subcommittee, and Information and Technology Committees and the MOC Product Review Subcommittee. He is the liaison to the AAN United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.  Dr. Lewis is also Chair of the Neurology Residency Review Committee for the ACGME, and served as Chair of the Neurology Milestones Working Group and Advisory Group for the Neurology Milestone Project, a joint initiative of the ACGME and the ABPN. He is Editor-in-Chief of Continuum for the AAN. Dr. Lewis is also Chair of the Education Committee of the WFN, where he also serves as Editor of World Neurology.

  • Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD, Rochester, NY
    Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD, Rochester, NY

    Dr. Schor is currently the William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Neuroscience at the University of Rochester.   She served as President of the Child Neurology Society from 2013-2015 and as Secretary of the American Neurological Association from 2009-2013.  As an ABPN Director, Dr. Schor serves on the Neurology Council and as Vice Chair of the Committee on MOC Examination-Child Neurology and the Certification Examination Combined Committee-Clinical Neurology Subcommittee. She is an alternate to the Committee to Review Appeals-Neurology.  Dr. Schor also serves on the Conflict of Interest, and Maintenance of Certification Committees and is a liaison to the CNS. She was a member of the Science Committee of the American Academy of Neurology from 2009-2015 and the NINDS NST-1 Study Section from 2008-2015.  Dr. Schor’s research program has been continuously nationally funded since 1989 and focuses on the design and preclinical testing of targeted therapies for neuroblastoma.

Staff and Offices

Larry R. Faulkner, MD
President and CEO
The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.
2150 E. Lake Cook Road, Suite 900
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: 847.229.6500
Fax: 847.229.6600

Staff at the Board consists of dedicated and talented people whose purpose is to assist candidates and diplomates through the credentialing, certification, and maintenance of certification processes. Our Board of Directors and staff also work with committees of specialist and subspecialist physicians to develop our initial certification and MOC examinations, implement our Maintenance of Certification program, develop core competencies outlines, and other advances related to the fields of psychiatry and neurology.

Information Services

Staff develops and implements software and systems, and maintains the integrity of hardware and databases. For information on systems and software development, please contact David Homan, Chief Information Officer, by email or at 847.229.6551; or Kevin Point by email or at 847.229.6537.

Credentials and Meetings

Staff processes candidates’ applications for our examinations, verifies physicians’ credentials for admissions to certification and maintenance of certification examinations, and coordinates sites and travel arrangements for professional meeting exhibit booths and Board of Directors meetings. For questions regarding meetings and sites, please contact Pat Janda, Director, by email or at 847.229.6510. For questions regarding credentials, please contact Tina K. Espina by email or at 847.229.6510.

Examination Administration

Staff coordinates with a national network of computer test centers for the administration of our computer examinations and coordinates with examiners and host sites for the administration of Part II and child and adolescent oral examinations. For information on examination administration, please contact Patti Vondrak, Director, by email or at 847.229.6547.

For information on computer-administered examinations, and ADA accommodations for computer-administered examinations, please contact Sylvia Vassmer, MBA, by email or at 847.229.6511. Questions concerning examiner services should be directed to Annette Kerr by email or at 847.229.6521.

Finance and Administration

Staff performs building services functions, accounting, and human resources activities related to the Board. For information on finance, accounting, or office operations, please contact Robin Callen, Chief Financial Officer and Director, Administration, by email or at 847.229.6550. For Human Resources, please contact Valerie Pierce by email or at 847.229.6558.

Research and Development

Staff conducts research projects, scores examinations, and maintains examination-related databases. For information please contact Dorthea Juul, PhD, Vice President, by email or at 847.229.6526, or Jenny Vollmer by email or at 847.229.6532.

Maintenance of Certification

Maintenance of Certification staff communicates Board policies and procedures to diplomates and MOC program sponsors. For information on MOC program applications and product approvals, sponsoring organizations should contact Patti Vondrak, MBA, Director of MOC, by email or at 847.229.6547 or Amanda Bishop by email or at 847.229.6543.

Test Development and Core Competencies

Staff works with committees to build the test item bank, develops and maintains the test item bank, performs editorial services, and assembles computer-administered examinations. For information please contact Linjun Shen, PhD, MPH, Vice President, by email or at 847.229.6563.

Communications

Staff maintains this website to keep candidates, diplomates, credentialers, program directors and coordinators and the public informed on the latest developments in the ABPN testing processes and examination content, examination schedule and deadlines, news, and other Board business. For information about this website, please contact Cathy Szmurlo, Manager, Communications, by email or at 847.229.6536.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

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