Jill M. Baren, M.D., Elected President of ABEM

Jul 26, 2019

Jill M. Baren, M.D.Updated Jul 31, 2019

Jill M. Baren, M.D., has been elected President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Dr. Baren has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2012, and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2016. She has served ABEM in a number of capacities, including as an examiner for the Oral Certification Examination, as Chair of the interorganizational Clinical Ultrasonography Task Force, and Chair of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Subboard. Dr. Baren also has served as Chair of the Finance, Nominations, and Test Administration committees and is a member of the Executive and Test Development committees.

Dr. Baren received a medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed residency training in Emergency Medicine, and fellowship training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She also earned an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Medical Ethics, and an M.B.A. from the Heller School of Management and Social Policy at Brandeis University. She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program (2009-2010) and the American Council on Education Fellows Program for emerging leaders in Higher Education (2018-2019). Dr. Baren is currently Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Medical Ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and the Provost’s Faculty Leadership Development Fellow. She served as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine from 2011-2017.

Others elected to the Executive Committee are:

Michael S. Beeson, M.D., President-Elect. Dr. Beeson is Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program under ACGME application at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio.

Mary Nan S. Mallory, M.D., Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Mallory is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Attending Physician at the University of Louisville Hospital, and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D., Member-at-Large. Dr. Gausche-Hill is Medical Director of the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and clinical faculty member at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine.

Robert P. Wahl, M.D., Senior-Member-at-Large. Dr. Wahl is Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator) in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and an attending physician at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

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