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.

2018 Executive Committee
  • Board Chair George A. Keepers, MD, Portland, OR
    Board Chair 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 Life Fellow of the APA and a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatry and serves on the College’s Board of Regents. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Keepers serves as Board Chair, Chair of the Psychiatry Council and as Chair of ten committees: Bylaws, Nomination for 2019 Officers, Core Competencies, Review Appeals-Psychiatry, Irregular Behavior, Disability Accommodations, International Examination, Certification Examination Combined-Psychiatry, Certification Examination Combined-Basic Neurology and Neuroscience Subcommittee, and Delegates to the RRC-Psychiatry. Dr. Keepers is also Chair of the Task Force on Pool Question Reclassification-Psychiatry. He is a member of committees on Communications, Finance, Investment, and Strategic Planning for the ABPN. Dr. Keepers is also the liaison to the AACDP. 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 of which he is the immediate past Chair; the ACGME Milestones project, and the ACGME Task Forces revising the Common Program Requirements. Dr. Keepers co-chairs the second Task Force.

  • Board Vice Chair Laurie Gutmann, MD, Iowa City, IA
    Board Vice Chair Laurie Gutmann, MD, Iowa City, IA

    Dr. Gutmann is Clinical Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Research in the Department of Neurology at the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa. She is Director of the Myotonic Dystrophy Clinic and involved in the MDA, CMT, and ALS clinics. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Gutmann serves Board Vice Chair, Chair of the Neurology Council and as Chair of six committees: Review Appeals-Neurology, Strategic Planning, Clinical Neurophysiology Steering, Clinical Neurophysiology Certification and MOC Examination, Neuromuscular Medicine Steering, and Delegates to the RRC-Neurology. She is Vice Chair of committees for Core Competencies, Alternative Pathways Oversight, and Neuromuscular Medicine Certification and MOC Examination. Dr. Gutmann also serves as a member of the Bylaws, Communications, Finance, Investment, Irregular Behavior, and Faculty Innovation in Education Award Committees for the ABPN. She is a member of the Task Force on Pool Question Reclassification-Neurology/Child Neurology. Dr. Gutmann is also the liaison to the AANEM. Dr. Gutmann has had a strong interest throughout her career in education and research, having formerly been a residency program director and clinical neurophysiology fellowship director. She is the current chair of the ACGME Neurology Residency Review Committee and serves as vice chair of the AAN Education Committee. She is a fellow of the AAN and the ANA. Her current research funding includes myotonic dystrophy, ALS, as well as for clinical research education. She is co-PI for NINDS/NIH sponsored Clinical Trials Methodology Course (website: neurotrials.training ) and coinvestigator for an NIH funded longitudinal study of CNS and muscle changes in type 1 myotonic dystrophy. She is a member of the Clinical Coordinating Center for NeuroNEXT (Neurological Network for Experimental Therapeutics – NINDS network), as Director of Site Support and Management and facilitates the Recruitment, Retention and Diversity Committee. She has publications in the areas of neuromuscular disease, stroke, and clinical trial design. Prior to coming to Iowa in 2013, she spent 20 years at West Virginia University in a variety of roles including Medical Stroke Director and Residency Program Director, with 4 intervening years as a program officer in the extramural Office of Clinical Research at NINDS/NIH.

  • Board Secretary Robert N. Golden, MD, Madison, WI
    Board Secretary 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 Board Secretary, 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 Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Steering Committees. Dr. Golden is Vice Chair of the Finance, Investment and Certification Examination Combined-Psychiatry Committees. He also serves on the Bylaws, Nomination for Year 2019 Officers, Review Appeals-Psychiatry, Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification Committees. He currently serves as President of the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Golden is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and a Fellow of the ACP, ACNP, and CINP.

  • 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 Foundational Sciences Curriculum and he directs the Neuropathology Program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Goodman serves as Board Treasurer, member of the Neurology Council and Chair of six committees: Credentials – Neurology, Finance, Investment, Conflict of Interest, and Certification Examination Combined for Neurology and for General Neurology. He is Vice Chair of the Research and Development Committee. Dr. Goodman is also a member of committees on Nomination for 2019 Officers, Core Competencies, and Strategic Planning. At the AAN, he serves on the Member Engagement Committee, and he has held positions of Chair of RITE subcommittee and Chair of the Program Accreditation and Development Subcommittee of the Education Committee, founding Editor for Online CME for Neurology, and founding Co-Chair of the Credentialing Council of the UCNS. He has served as Member and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the American Brain Foundation. He is Board certified in both Neurology and Neuropathology. Dr. Goodman is an internationally recognized authority on traumatic brain injury.

  • Board Member-at-Large John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Scottsdale, AZ
    Board Member-at-Large John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Scottsdale, AZ

    Dr. Bodensteiner is retired from active practice at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is on the Executive Committee of the Southern Pediatric Neurology Society, is the Founding Editor of the Seminars in Pediatric Neurology and now serves on the editorial board and is the editor of the Case Studies Issues of the SPNS. Dr. Bodensteiner is also a Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Child Neurology. Previously, 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 served as a member of the MOC committee for the society from 2011 to 2013. As an ABPN Director, he serves as a Board Member-at-Large, on the Neurology Council and as Chair of the MOC Product Review Subcommittee, Certification Examination Combined Committee-Clinical Child 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 Nominations for Year 2019 Officers, Credentials - Neurology, Finance, Investment, Research and Development, Core Competencies, Maintenance of Certification, and as a liaison to CNS and PCN. He also serves on the Task Force on Pool Question Reclassification-Neurology/CN.

  • Board Member-at-Large Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, Irvine, CA
    Board Member-at-Large Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, Irvine, CA

    Dr. Joshi is Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Director of the Child & Adolescent Fellowship Program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Joshi serves as a Board Member-at-Large, on the Psychiatry Council, as Chair of the MOC Examination-Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Steering Committees and as a liaison to AACAP. She is Vice Chair of the MOC Pilot Project-CAP Committee. She is also on the Task Force on Maintenance of Certification (with AACAP). In addition, Dr. Joshi serves on the Communications, Core Competencies, Credentials-Psychiatry, Research and Development, Alternative Pathways Oversight, Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification Committees. Dr. Joshi has held several national leadership 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.

  • President and CEO Larry R. Faulkner, MD, Deerfield, IL
    President and CEO Larry R. Faulkner, MD, Deerfield, 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.

2018 Psychiatry Directors
  • Board Chair George A. Keepers, MD, Portland, OR
    Board Chair 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 Life Fellow of the APA and a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatry and serves on the College’s Board of Regents. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Keepers serves as Board Chair, Chair of the Psychiatry Council and as Chair of ten committees: Bylaws, Nomination for 2019 Officers, Core Competencies, Review Appeals-Psychiatry, Irregular Behavior, Disability Accommodations, International Examination, Certification Examination Combined-Psychiatry, Certification Examination Combined-Basic Neurology and Neuroscience Subcommittee, and Delegates to the RRC-Psychiatry. Dr. Keepers is also Chair of the Task Force on Pool Question Reclassification-Psychiatry. He is a member of committees on Communications, Finance, Investment, and Strategic Planning for the ABPN. Dr. Keepers is also the liaison to the AACDP. 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 of which he is the immediate past Chair; the ACGME Milestones project, and the ACGME Task Forces revising the Common Program Requirements. Dr. Keepers co-chairs the second Task Force.

  • Board Secretary Robert N. Golden, MD, Madison, WI
    Board Secretary 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 Board Secretary, 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 Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Steering Committees. Dr. Golden is Vice Chair of the Finance, Investment and Certification Examination Combined-Psychiatry Committees. He also serves on the Bylaws, Nomination for Year 2019 Officers, Review Appeals-Psychiatry, Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification Committees. He currently serves as President of the American College of Psychiatrists. Dr. Golden is a Distinguished Fellow of the APA and a Fellow of the ACP, ACNP, and CINP.

  • Board Member-at-Large Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, Irvine, CA
    Board Member-at-Large Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, Irvine, CA

    Dr. Joshi is Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Director of the Child & Adolescent Fellowship Program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Joshi serves as a Board Member-at-Large, on the Psychiatry Council, as Chair of the MOC Examination-Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Steering Committees and as a liaison to AACAP. She is Vice Chair of the MOC Pilot Project-CAP Committee. She is also on the Task Force on Maintenance of Certification (with AACAP). In addition, Dr. Joshi serves on the Communications, Core Competencies, Credentials-Psychiatry, Research and Development, Alternative Pathways Oversight, Strategic Planning, and Maintenance of Certification Committees. Dr. Joshi has held several national leadership 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.

  • 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, Credentials-Psychiatry, Maintenance of Certification, and MOC Pilot Project-Psychiatry Committees. She also serves on the committees on Disability Accommodations, Finance, Investment, Certification Examination Combined-General Psychiatry and Delegates to the RRC-Psychiatry. 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.

  • Robert J. Boland, MD, Boston, MA
    Robert J. Boland, MD, Boston, MA

    Dr. Boland is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Vice Chair for Education at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston MA. He is the residency training director for the Brigham and Women’s/Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Residency. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Boland serves on the Psychiatry Council and as Vice Chair for the MOC Pilot Project-Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Steering and the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Certification and MOC Examination Committees. He is also on the Core Competencies, Credentials-Psychiatry, Conflict of Interest, Strategic Planning, Maintenance of Certification, and Certification Examination Combined-Basic Neurology and Neuroscience Committees. He is the past president for the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (now the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry), the American Association of Directors of Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry and currently chairs the Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In the past he was the Chair for the Psychiatry Milestone Project Subspecialty Workgroup and for several Special Section Scientific Review groups for the National Institutes of Health.

  • Josepha A. Cheong, MD, Gainesville, FL
    Josepha A. Cheong, MD, Gainesville, FL

    Dr. Cheong is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL and Chief, Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service at the Malcom Randall VAMC, Gainesville FL. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Cheong serves on the Psychiatry Council, is Chair of the Addiction Psychiatry Steering Committee and is Vice Chair of the Geriatric Psychiatry Certification and MOC Examination Committee. She also serves on the Communications, Finance, Investment, Strategic Planning, Maintenance of Certification, MOC Product Review, International Examination, and Certification Examination Combined-Clinical Psychiatry Committees. She is an alternate for the Committee to Review Appeals-Psychiatry and 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 25 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 a past Chair of the APA 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 and Asst Chief, Tenn Valley Healthcare System 2014-2017. She is an examination writer for various committees at the ABPN for over 13 years.

  • 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, as Director of (medical student) Curriculum, and as Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education. He is a Past President of the AAGP. A fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, he serves on the Steering Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Faculty Affairs, for which he also chairs the Program Planning Subcommittee. 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, Irregular Behavior, Conflict of Interest, Research and Development and Technology and Information Committees. Dr. Lyness is also on the Task Force on Pool Question Reclassification-Psychiatry and serves as a 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 Chair of committees for the MOC Pilot Project-CAP, Professionalism and Forensic Psychiatry Steering. He is also Chair of the Task Force on Maintenance of Certification (with AACAP). He is a member of the Core Competencies, Review Appeals-Psychiatry, Faculty Innovation in Education Award, Maintenance of Certification, and Technology and Information Committees. He also serves on the Task Force on Pool Question Reclassification-Psychiatry. Dr. Thomas is a liaison to AACAP, and the AACAP Training and Education Committee. 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.

2018 Neurology Directors
  • Board Vice Chair Laurie Gutmann, MD, Iowa City, IA
    Board Vice Chair Laurie Gutmann, MD, Iowa City, IA

    Dr. Gutmann is Clinical Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Research in the Department of Neurology at the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa. She is Director of the Myotonic Dystrophy Clinic and involved in the MDA, CMT, and ALS clinics. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Gutmann serves Board Vice Chair, Chair of the Neurology Council and as Chair of six committees: Review Appeals-Neurology, Strategic Planning, Clinical Neurophysiology Steering, Clinical Neurophysiology Certification and MOC Examination, Neuromuscular Medicine Steering, and Delegates to the RRC-Neurology. She is Vice Chair of committees for Core Competencies, Alternative Pathways Oversight, and Neuromuscular Medicine Certification and MOC Examination. Dr. Gutmann also serves as a member of the Bylaws, Communications, Finance, Investment, Irregular Behavior, and Faculty Innovation in Education Award Committees for the ABPN. She is a member of the Task Force on Pool Question Reclassification-Neurology/Child Neurology. Dr. Gutmann is also the liaison to the AANEM. Dr. Gutmann has had a strong interest throughout her career in education and research, having formerly been a residency program director and clinical neurophysiology fellowship director. She is the current chair of the ACGME Neurology Residency Review Committee and serves as vice chair of the AAN Education Committee. She is a fellow of the AAN and the ANA. Her current research funding includes myotonic dystrophy, ALS, as well as for clinical research education. She is co-PI for NINDS/NIH sponsored Clinical Trials Methodology Course (website: neurotrials.training ) and coinvestigator for an NIH funded longitudinal study of CNS and muscle changes in type 1 myotonic dystrophy. She is a member of the Clinical Coordinating Center for NeuroNEXT (Neurological Network for Experimental Therapeutics – NINDS network), as Director of Site Support and Management and facilitates the Recruitment, Retention and Diversity Committee. She has publications in the areas of neuromuscular disease, stroke, and clinical trial design. Prior to coming to Iowa in 2013, she spent 20 years at West Virginia University in a variety of roles including Medical Stroke Director and Residency Program Director, with 4 intervening years as a program officer in the extramural Office of Clinical Research at NINDS/NIH.

  • 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 Foundational Sciences Curriculum and he directs the Neuropathology Program. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Goodman serves as Board Treasurer, member of the Neurology Council and Chair of six committees: Credentials – Neurology, Finance, Investment, Conflict of Interest, and Certification Examination Combined for Neurology and for General Neurology. He is Vice Chair of the Research and Development Committee. Dr. Goodman is also a member of committees on Nomination for 2019 Officers, Core Competencies, and Strategic Planning. At the AAN, he serves on the Member Engagement Committee, and he has held positions of Chair of RITE subcommittee and Chair of the Program Accreditation and Development Subcommittee of the Education Committee, founding Editor for Online CME for Neurology, and founding Co-Chair of the Credentialing Council of the UCNS. He has served as Member and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the American Brain Foundation. He is Board certified in both Neurology and Neuropathology. Dr. Goodman is an internationally recognized authority on traumatic brain injury.

  • Board Member-at-Large John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Scottsdale, AZ
    Board Member-at-Large John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Scottsdale, AZ

    Dr. Bodensteiner is retired from active practice at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is on the Executive Committee of the Southern Pediatric Neurology Society, is the Founding Editor of the Seminars in Pediatric Neurology and now serves on the editorial board and is the editor of the Case Studies Issues of the SPNS. Dr. Bodensteiner is also a Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Child Neurology. Previously, 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 served as a member of the MOC committee for the society from 2011 to 2013. As an ABPN Director, he serves as a Board Member-at-Large, on the Neurology Council and as Chair of the MOC Product Review Subcommittee, Certification Examination Combined Committee-Clinical Child 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 Nominations for Year 2019 Officers, Credentials - Neurology, Finance, Investment, Research and Development, Core Competencies, Maintenance of Certification, and as a liaison to CNS and PCN. He also serves on the Task Force on Pool Question Reclassification-Neurology/CN.

  • 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. He was appointed in July 2017 as the Inaugural Chair of the newly formed Department of Medical Education at UT COM. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Ali serves on the Neurology Council and is Chair of the Epilepsy Steering Committee. He is Vice Chair of the MOC Pilot Project-Neurology, MOC Examination-Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology Steering, Clinical Neurophysiology Certification and MOC Examination, and Epilepsy Certification and MOC Examination Committees. He is an alternate for the Committee to Review Appeals-Neurology. Dr. Ali is also on the Finance, Investment, Disability Accommodations, Research and Development, and Maintenance of Certification Committees and serves as 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.

  • 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 Chair of the Committee on MOC Examination-Neurology. She is Vice Chair of the Faculty Innovation in Education Award and the Certification Examination Combined-Neurology Committees and the Certification Examination Combined-Clinical Neurology Subcommittee. She also serves on committees on Finance, Investment, Review Appeals-Neurology, Research and Development, and Irregular Behavior. Dr. Brashear is also the ABPN liaison to LCNS, AUPN and ANA. She has served on the AAN, ANA and AUPN Board of Directors. Dr. Brashear is currently on the AAN meeting management committee and the AAN leadership taskforce. Dr. Brashear is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and Duke University School of Business. She trained in Neurology at IU School of Medicine where she was a professor before joining Wake Forest as the Department of Neurology Chair.

  • Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, Aurora, CA
    Amy Brooks-Kayal, MD, Aurora, CA

    Dr. Brooks-Kayal is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she has served as Chief and Ponzio Family Chair in Pediatric Neurology for 9 years. She is a principal investigator and co-director of the Translational Epilepsy Research Program at University of Colorado. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Brooks-Kayal serves on the Neurology Council and is Vice Chair of the MOC Pilot Project-Child Neurology Committee. She is also on the Communications, Credentials-Neurology, Strategic Planning, Maintenance of Certification, MOC Pilot Project, Certification Examination Combined-General Neurology, MOC Examination-Child Neurology, and the Epilepsy Certification and MOC Examination Committees. She serves on the NINDS Advisory Council, North American Commission of the ILAE, and AES Board of Directors (ex officio), and has held the positions of President of the AES, councilor of the Professors of Child Neurology (PCN), and executive councilor of the ANA. Dr. Brooks-Kayal is recognized as an international expert in the field of epilepsy.

  • Steven L. Lewis, MD, Allentown, PA
    Steven L. Lewis, MD, Allentown, PA

    Dr. Lewis is the Chief of Neurology at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he holds the TImothy M. Breidegam Endowed Chair in Neurology. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Lewis serves on the Neurology Council and as Chair of the committees for MOC Pilot Project-Neurology, Technology and Information, and Vascular Neurology Steering. He is Vice Chair of the Certification Examination Combined-Neurology, and Vascular Neurology Certification and MOC Examination Committees and the Certification Examination Combined-Behavioral Neurology, Cognition and Psychiatry Subcommittee. Dr. Lewis also serves on the Communications, Core Competencies, Credentials-Neurology, Strategic Planning, Maintenance of Certification Committees and the MOC Product Review Subcommittee. He is on the Task Force on Pool Question Reclassification-Neurology/Child Neurology. He is the liaison to the AAN UCNS and the ASA. Dr. Lewis is a past 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: Lifelong Learning in Neurology for the AAN. Dr. Lewis is an Elected Trustee of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), Chair of the WFN Education Committee, and serves as the Editor of World Neurology.

  • Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD, Bethesda, MD
    Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD, Bethesda, MD

    Dr. Schor is currently the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health. For 11 years, she served as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester and Pediatrician-in-Chief of its Golisano Children's Hospital. She was President of the Child Neurology Society from 2013-2015 and Secretary of the American Neurological Association from 2009-2013. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Schor serves on the Neurology Council and as Chair of the MOC Pilot Project Committee-Child Neurology. She is Vice Chair of the Committee on MOC Examination-Child Neurology, the Certification Examination Combined Committee-Clinical Child Neurology Subcommittee and the Professionalism Committee. Dr. Schor also serves on the Review Appeals-Neurology, 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 and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Schor’s research program was been continuously nationally funded from 1989-2017 and focused on the design and preclinical testing of targeted therapies for neuroblastoma.

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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, MBA, Director, by email or at 847.229.6547.

For information on computer-administered examinations, and ADA accommodations for computer-administered examinations, please contact Christy Pasquesi, by email or at 847.229.6530.

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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