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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. Both neurology and psychiatry are represented 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.

2022 Executive Committee
  • Board Chair John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Scottsdale, AZ
    Board Chair John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Scottsdale, AZ

    Dr. Bodensteiner is a nationally recognized child neurologist who practiced for many years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is certified by the ABPN in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology and participates in continuing certification. From 2001-2011, Dr. Bodensteiner was Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Arizona and the William Pilcher Chair and Chief of Pediatric Neurology at the Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Children’s Health Center in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Bodensteiner is a Past President of the Professors of Child Neurology and a Past President of the Child Neurology Society. Dr. Bodensteiner serves on the Executive Committee of the Southern Pediatric Neurology Society (SPNS) and is the editor of the SPNS Case Studies Issues. He is the Founding Editor of the Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. As Chair of the ABPN, Dr. Bodensteiner also serves as Chair of the Neurology Council and many other ABPN Committees.

  • Board Vice Chair Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, Rochester, NY
    Board Vice Chair Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, Rochester, NY

    Dr. Lyness is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. At Rochester, he formerly served in the Department of Psychiatry as Associate Chair for Education and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program in Psychiatry, and for the School as Director of (medical student) Curriculum and as Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education.

    He is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Lyness serves on the Executive Committee as Board Vice Chair, and as chair of the Psychiatry Council, as well as several ABPN committees.

    Dr. Lyness is a Past President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, a Past Chair of the Steering Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Faculty Affairs, and serves as Chair of the American Board of Medical Specialties Health Policy and Strategy Committee. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the ACPsych.

  • Board Secretary Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, Buffalo, NY
    Board Secretary Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, Buffalo, NY

    Dr. Brashear is Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo. Dr. Brashear is an internationally known researcher in movement disorders and oversees 913 faculty and staff, 2,079 students, and 845 trainees in graduate medical education. She also oversees 27 departments and 25 centers. Previously, Dr. Brashear was Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis, in Sacramento, CA.

    She is certified by the ABPN in Neurology and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Brashear serves on the Executive Committee as Board Secretary and the Neurology Council. She is Chair and Co-Chair of several ABPN committees.

    She is also the ABPN liaison to Leadership Council of Neurological Societies, the Association of University Professors of Neurology, and American Neurological Association (ANA). Dr. Brashear is a trustee of the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and has served on the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Board of Directors, the ANA Board of Directors, and the Association of University Professors of Neurology Board of Directors.

     

     

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

    He is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Thomas serves on the Executive Committee as Board Treasurer, on the Psychiatry Council, and as Chair and Vice Chair of several ABPN committees.

    Dr. Thomas is Chair of American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Ethics and Professionalism Committee, and a liaison to the ABMS Professionalism Collaborative Task Force, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the AACAP Training and Education Committee. He became a Regent of the American College of Psychiatrists in 2019 and he is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. He was previously Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Psychiatry Review Committee and the ACGME Psychiatry Milestones Committee. Dr. Thomas is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the AACAP and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

  • Board Member-At-Large Steven L. Lewis, MD, Allentown, PA
    Board Member-At-Large Steven L. Lewis, MD, Allentown, PA

    Dr. Lewis is the Chief of Neurology at the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA, where he holds the Timothy M. Breidegam Endowed Chair in Neurology.

    He is certified by the ABPN in Neurology and Vascular Neurology and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Lewis serves on the Neurology Council, as Board-Member-at-Large, and as Chair of several ABPN committees.

    He is also the liaison to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) UCNS and the American Stroke Association. Dr. Lewis is a past Chair of the Neurology Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 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, and served on the Neurology Milestones 2.0 Working Group. 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. In 2019, Dr. Lewis was the recipient of the A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education from the AAN.

  • Board Member-At-Large Joan M. Anzia, MD, Chicago, IL
    Board Member-At-Large 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.

    She is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Anzia serves on the Psychiatry Council and is Chair of several ABPN committees.

    She also serves as the liaison for the American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Committee on Continuing Certification and as the ABMS Meeting Attendee. Dr. Anzia is a Fellow and Chair of the Finance Committee for the American College of Physicians, a Past President of the Association of Academic Psychiatry, and a Past President of the Illinois Psychiatric Society.

  • 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.

2022 Psychiatry Directors
  • 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.

    She is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Anzia serves on the Psychiatry Council and is Chair of several ABPN committees.

    She also serves as the liaison for the American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Committee on Continuing Certification and as the ABMS Meeting Attendee. Dr. Anzia is a Fellow and Chair of the Finance Committee for the American College of Physicians, a Past President of the Association of Academic Psychiatry, and a Past President of the Illinois Psychiatric Society.

  • Sheldon Benjamin, MD, Worcester, MA
    Sheldon Benjamin, MD, Worcester, MA

    Dr. Benjamin is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Director of Neuropsychiatry, and Vice Chair for Education in Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts T H Chan School of Medicine. He is the Director of the UMass Chan Neuropsychiatry Fellowship and Co-director of the UMass Chan Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellowship program.

    He is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and Neurology and participates in continuing certification. He also is certified by the UCNS in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Benjamin serves on the Psychiatry Council and many other ABPN committees.

    Dr. Benjamin is a past president of the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) and American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a fellow of the ANPA and the American Academy of Neurology.

  • Robert J. Boland, MD, Houston, TX
    Robert J. Boland, MD, Houston, TX

    Dr. Boland is Vice Chair of the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of Staff at the Menninger Clinic in Houston, TX. Previously, he was 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 was the residency training director for the Brigham and Women’s/Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Residency.

    He is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Boland serves on the Psychiatry Council and as Chair and Vice Chair of several ABPN 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.

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

    Dr. Cheong is 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 Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Gainesville FL.

    She is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Cheong serves on the Psychiatry Council, and is Chair and Vice Chair of several ABPN committees.

    Dr. Cheong serves on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Board of Directors and is also a liaison to the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP). Dr. Cheong specializes in geriatric psychiatry, undergraduate and graduate medical education and training, and academic leadership development and mentorship. She has formerly served as a member of the ACGME Psychiatry Residency Review Committee. Dr. Cheong has served on numerous committees over the past 25 years within the Association for Academic Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association (APA) and AAGP. 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 Assistant Chief, Psychiatry for Tennessee Valley Healthcare System from 2014-2017. She has been an examination writer for various committees at the ABPN for over 15 years.

  • David C. Henderson, MD, Boston, MA
    David C. Henderson, MD, Boston, MA

    Dr. Henderson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Boston University School of Medicine and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA. He is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN director, Dr. Henderson serves on the Psychiatry Council and many other ABPN committees.

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

    Dr. Lyness is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology, at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. At Rochester, he formerly served in the Department of Psychiatry as Associate Chair for Education and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Program in Psychiatry, and for the School as Director of (medical student) Curriculum and as Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education.

    He is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Lyness serves on the Executive Committee as Board Vice Chair, and as chair of the Psychiatry Council, as well as several ABPN committees.

    Dr. Lyness is a Past President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, a Past Chair of the Steering Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Faculty Affairs, and serves as Chair of the American Board of Medical Specialties Health Policy and Strategy Committee. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the ACPsych.

  • Andrea G. Stolar, MD, Houston, TX
    Andrea G. Stolar, MD, Houston, TX

    Dr. Stolar is Professor of Psychiatry and Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX,

    She is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Stolar serves on the Psychiatry Council and as a Chair and Co-Chair of several ABPN committees.

    Dr. Stolar served as Vice Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry and previously chaired the Forensic Psychiatry Working Group, Subspecialty Milestone Project, and is a member of the Forensic Psychiatry Milestones 2.0 Work Group. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Stolar served on the Council on Psychiatry and the Law, and the Committee on Psychiatry in the Workplace.

  • 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.

    He is certified by the ABPN in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Thomas serves on the Executive Committee as Board Treasurer, on the Psychiatry Council, and as Chair and Vice Chair of several ABPN committees.

    Dr. Thomas is Chair of American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Ethics and Professionalism Committee, and a liaison to the ABMS Professionalism Collaborative Task Force, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and the AACAP Training and Education Committee. He became a Regent of the American College of Psychiatrists in 2019 and he is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. He was previously Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Psychiatry Review Committee and the ACGME Psychiatry Milestones Committee. Dr. Thomas is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the AACAP and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

2022 Neurology Directors
  • Imran I. Ali, MD, FAAN, Toledo, OH
    Imran I. Ali, MD, FAAN, Toledo, OH

    Dr. Ali is Professor of Neurology at University of Toledo, College of Medicine and is currently the Clair Martig Endowed Chair of Neurology. He recently served as Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education prior to taking on his role as the Chair. He was appointed in July 2017 as the Inaugural Chair of the newly formed Department of Medical Education at University of Toledo and served in that role until his most recent appointment.

    He is certified by the ABPN in Neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Ali serves on the Neurology Council and many other ABPN committees.

    Dr. Ali is recognized as an outstanding teacher and has received 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 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

  • John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Scottsdale, AZ
    John B. Bodensteiner, MD, Scottsdale, AZ

    Dr. Bodensteiner is a nationally recognized child neurologist who practiced for many years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is certified by the ABPN in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology and participates in continuing certification. From 2001-2011, Dr. Bodensteiner was Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology at the University of Arizona and the William Pilcher Chair and Chief of Pediatric Neurology at the Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Children’s Health Center in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Bodensteiner is a Past President of the Professors of Child Neurology and a Past President of the Child Neurology Society. Dr. Bodensteiner serves on the Executive Committee of the Southern Pediatric Neurology Society (SPNS) and is the editor of the SPNS Case Studies Issues. He is the Founding Editor of the Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. As Chair of the ABPN, Dr. Bodensteiner also serves as Chair of the Neurology Council and many other ABPN Committees.

  • Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, Buffalo, NY
    Allison Brashear, MD, MBA, Buffalo, NY

    Dr. Brashear is Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo. Dr. Brashear is an internationally known researcher in movement disorders and oversees 913 faculty and staff, 2,079 students, and 845 trainees in graduate medical education. She also oversees 27 departments and 25 centers. Previously, Dr. Brashear was Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis, in Sacramento, CA.

    She is certified by the ABPN in Neurology and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Brashear serves on the Executive Committee as Board Secretary and the Neurology Council. She is Chair and Co-Chair of several ABPN committees.

    She is also the ABPN liaison to Leadership Council of Neurological Societies, the Association of University Professors of Neurology, and American Neurological Association (ANA). Dr. Brashear is a trustee of the McKnight Brain Research Foundation and has served on the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Board of Directors, the ANA Board of Directors, and the Association of University Professors of Neurology Board of Directors.

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

    Dr. Brooks-Kayal is Professor and Chair of Neurology, and the Andrew John Gabor, MD, PhD Presidential Endowed Chair at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, CA. Previously, she was Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she served as Chief and Ponzio Family Chair in Pediatric Neurology for 12 years. She was a principal investigator and co-director of the Translational Epilepsy Research Program at University of Colorado. Dr. Brooks-Kayal is recognized as an international expert in the field of epilepsy and has received an American Epilepsy Society (AES) Founders Award and was named an Ambassador for Epilepsy by the International League Against Epilepsy in recognition of her record of lifetime achievement in the field of epilepsy.

    She is certified by the ABPN in Epilepsy and Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Brooks-Kayal serves on the Neurology Council and several ABPN committees.

    She is also the liaison to the AES and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the AES. Dr. Brooks-Kayal currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders (NINDS) Child Neurology Career Development (K12) Program, on the External Advisory Board (EAB) for the NINDS Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program and as Associate Editor for Epilepsy for the Annals of Neurology. She was previously President of AES, councilor of the Professors of Child Neurology (PCN), executive councilor of the American Neurological Association, and member of the NINDS Advisory Council.

  • Terrence L. Cascino, MD, FAAN, Rochester, MN
    Terrence L. Cascino, MD, FAAN, Rochester, MN

    Dr. Cascino is Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He has served as Vice Chair of the Department of Neurology and has been a leader in clinical practice at Mayo Clinic, serving as the chair of the Clinical Practice Committee. Dr. Cascino has served as the Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean for Education, Mayo Clinic, completing his tenure in October 2012.

    He is certified by the ABPN in Neurology and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Cascino serves on the Neurology Council and as Chair and Vice Chair of several ABPN committees.

    Dr. Cascino has chaired numerous committees in the American Academy of Neurology and served as its President from 2015-2017. He has also served as a member of the Neurology Residency Review Committee. This is his second term as ABPN Director.

  • Ericka P. Greene, MD, Houston, TX
    Ericka P. Greene, MD, Houston, TX

    Dr. Greene is Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, and at Houston Methodist Hospital. She is also the Sumner Family Chair in Neuromuscular Research at Houston Methodist, Full Clinical Member, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Vice Chair of Education in Neurology. She is certified by the ABPN in Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN director, Dr. Greene serves on the Neurology Council and many other ABPN committees.

  • Jaffar Khan, MD, Atlanta, GA
    Jaffar Khan, MD, Atlanta, GA

    Dr. Khan is Professor, Interim Chair, and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at the Emory School of Medicine. He is an Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education.

    He is certified by the ABPN in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Khan serves on the Neurology Council and several ABPN committees.

    Dr. Khan is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and has served numerous professional organizations, including Chair of the Consortium of Neurology Program Directors, Vice Chair of the AAN Education Committee, Chair of the Graduate Education Subcommittee, and Chair of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Neurology Review Committee.

  • 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, PA, where he holds the Timothy M. Breidegam Endowed Chair in Neurology.

    He is certified by the ABPN in Neurology and Vascular Neurology and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Lewis serves on the Neurology Council, as Board-Member-at-Large, and as Chair of several ABPN committees.

    He is also the liaison to the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) UCNS and the American Stroke Association. Dr. Lewis is a past Chair of the Neurology Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 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, and served on the Neurology Milestones 2.0 Working Group. 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. In 2019, Dr. Lewis was the recipient of the A.B. Baker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Neurologic Education from the AAN.

  • 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.

    She is certified by the ABPN in Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology and participates in continuing certification. As an ABPN Director, Dr. Schor serves on the Neurology Council and as Chair and Vice Chair of several ABPN committees.

    She currently serves on the Science Committee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) as a Federal Liaison to the Committee. She was previously a member of the Science Committee of the AAN from 2009-2015 and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders NST-1 Study Section from 2008-2015. She is also an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Schor’s research program was continuously nationally funded from 1989-2017 and focused on the design and preclinical testing of targeted therapies for neuroblastoma.

Office and Staff

7 Parkway North
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: 847.229.6500
Fax: 847.229.6600

Staff at the Board consists of dedicated and talented people whose intention 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.

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, Test Development, by email or at 847.229.6563.

Credentials

Staff processes candidates’ applications for our examinations and verifies physicians’ credentials for admissions to certification and maintenance of certification examinations. For questions regarding credentials, please contact Patti Vondrak, MBA, Vice President, Operations, by email or at 847.229.6547 or Jessica Rogers, Manager, Credentials, 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. For information on examination administration, please contact Patti Vondrak, MBA, Vice President, Operations, by email or at 847.229.6547. For information on computer-administered examinations, and ADA accommodations for computer-administered examinations, please contact Christy Pasquesi, Manager, Examination Administration, by email or at 847.229.6530.

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, Vice President, Operations, by email or at 847.229.6547 or Amanda Bishop, Manager, Maintenance of Certification, by email or at 847.229.6543.

Research and Development

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

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, CPA, Vice President, Finance and Administration,  by email or at 847.229.6550. For Human Resources, please contact Allison Haschke, Manager, Human Resources by email or at 847.229.6558.

Meetings

Staff coordinates sites and travel arrangements for professional meeting exhibit booths and Board of Directors meetings. For information, please contact Robin Callen, CPA, Vice President, Finance and Administration, by email or at 847.229.6550 or Laura Dailey, Manager, Meetings and Travel, by email or at 847.229.6525.

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, please contact Patti Vondrak, MBA, Vice President, Operations, by email or at 847.229.6547 or Patrick Reilly, Manager, Communications, by email or at 847.229.6536.