ABEM Board of Directors Elects Three New Members, Including First Public Member

Feb 25, 2020
The Board of Directors of the American Board of Emergency (ABEM) recently elected three new members: James D. Barry, M.D., and Suzanne R. White, M.D., as physician directors, and Hala Durrah, M.T.A., as its first public member director. Dr. Barry was nominated by the American Medical Association, and Dr. White from the Emergency Medicine community-at-large.

Dave Barry Headshot-7 (002)Dr. Barry is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of California, Irvine. He also is Assistant Chief of Emergency Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine at the Long Beach VA Medical Center. He has been an ABEM oral examiner since 2012. Dr. Barry completed his Emergency Medicine residency training at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (Brooke Army Medical Center & Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center). 

White_0220_fsDr. White is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Wayne State University and Chief Medical Advisor for the City of Detroit. She practices clinically at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit. She has volunteered for ABEM in a number of capacities since 1999, including as an oral examiner, member and chair of the Medical Toxicology Subboard, and MyEMCert test question writer. She completed her residency training at Detroit Receiving Hospital, Wayne State University.
halaheadshot (002)Ms. Durrah was elected as the Board’s first public member director. She is a national speaker, patient/family-centered care consultant and advocate. She has served on a number of national committees, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Family Partnerships Network Executive Committee, the CMS Executive Leadership Council of the Strategic Innovation Engine, the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Care Delivery and Integration Cabinet. Ms. Durrah earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Master’s degree in Tourism Administration, both from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
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