Search Begins for ABP President and CEO

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) seeks a highly respected and accomplished pediatrician to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The selected individual will replace current ABP President and CEO David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, who assumed leadership of the ABP in 2012 and will retire in December 2021.

The new President will take the helm at the ABP at a unique time in our nation’s history when strong and courageous leadership in health care will be needed as never before. As the public face of the ABP, the President will maintain and strengthen critical relationships outside of the organization and work alongside the ABP Board of Directors and with the support of the Senior Management Team, to find new ways to improve upon the ABP’s benefit to pediatricians, patients, and families.

For this pivotal role, the ABP seeks a bold leader who is passionate about the organization’s mission, committed to its longstanding standards of excellence, and motivated by its future potential to advance the field of pediatrics. The ideal candidate should bring considerable administrative experience, familiarity with pediatric training and certification at all levels, adaptability, superb leadership and communication skills, and a deep commitment to standards of excellence in health care.

The position is expected to be filled in the summer of 2021, with the selected candidate formally taking office in early 2022.


The ABP has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be sent in confidence to:

Ariannah Mirick, Partner
Micah Pierce, Managing Associate
Isaacson, Miller, Inc.
263 Summer Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

The American Board of Pediatrics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.