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Woods named ABP’s Vice President, Credentialing and Initial Certification

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:00

Suzanne Kathleen Woods, MD, will become Vice President of Credentialing Initial Certification at the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), effective Jan. 1, 2018, the ABP has announced. She is certified by the ABP in general pediatrics and is meeting the requirements of maintenance of certification. 

Dr. Woods will succeed Gail McGuinness, MD, who will retire on Dec. 31, 2017. In her role as vice president, Dr. Woods will provide oversight for the development of training standards, the tracking and evaluation of residents and fellows, and the credentialing for and administration of certifying examinations in general pediatrics and its 20 subspecialties. She will oversee the development of the certification process for new subspecialties, and serve as the ABP's liaison to a multiple organizations with common interests in graduate medical education.

Currently, Dr. Woods is the Program Director of the combined medicine-pediatrics residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is a practicing general pediatrician, general internist, and medical educator. She has been the program director for 16 years and chief of the med-peds section of primary care at Duke for 11 years. 

Dr. Woods has served in a variety of organizations, including president of the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association and as a member of the American Board of Pediatrics’ Education and Training Committee. She is chair of the Review Committee for Pediatrics at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Her areas of interest include the evaluation of learners, quality improvement, effective advising/mentoring and high value care. She recently coauthored a pediatric-specific high value care (HVC) curriculum for residents and medical students.

Dr. Woods is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. She was educated at the University of Virginia, and the Medical College of Ohio/University of Toledo. She completed her combined medicine and pediatrics residency at Duke University.

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