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Moyer MOC Article Published in Contemporary Pediatrics

This summer, Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH, ABP's Vice President for Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Quality, wrote an article published in Contemporary Pediatrics. The article addresses some of the myths regarding MOC, what the process entails, why the program is important and what it helps to accomplish. 

Nichols To Receive Prestigious Society of Critical Care Medicine Award

David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, American Board of Pediatrics President and Chief Executive Officer, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Shubin-Weil Master Clinician/Teacher: Excellence in Bedside Teaching Award, presented annually by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

American Board of Pediatrics Launches Redesigned Website

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has redesigned its website. The new design launched Oct. 14 at

In response to feedback from users, the site has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pediatricians, program directors, residents, fellows, parents and caregivers.

New features include:

Dr. Moyer Co-Authors Article Published in JAMA

Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH, ABP's Vice President for Maintenance of Certification and Quality, co-authored an article published in Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Moyer also serves as the chair of the US Preventive Services Task Force.

Moyer, along with Coleen A. Boyle, PhD and James M. Perrin, MD, focused on the use of clinical preventative services (CPS's). As the authors state, these services rendered throughout the stages of a child's life, could ultimately lead to improved outcomes. Unfortunately, millions of children may not be benefitting from these services.

Dr. Louis E Underwood (1937-2014)

Dr. Louis E Underwood, pioneering pediatric endocrinologist, died July 21, 2014 in Rockville, MD. He was 77 years old.

Born on Feb 20, 1937, he was an alumnus of the University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt Medical School, where he also completed his internship, residency, and chief residency in pediatrics. Dr. Underwood also served in the United States Navy.

Health Literacy PIM 'Teaching Back' to Doctors

Dr. Cesar Arias has spent his career treating children in inner city neighborhoods in the Bronx, N.Y. and now in Baltimore, MD. He works in an urgent care clinic, and in the emergency room at St. Agnes Hospital.

Drs Arias & Noja

PIM Helping Improve ADHD Care

FORT WORTH, TX -- In more than 20 years of pediatric practice, Dr. Zeda Amaya has seen a lot of changes. For example, new vaccinations have dramatically decreased the number of meningitis cases she sees. She’s getting accustomed to electronic medical records that allow her immediate access to lab reports and discharge summaries, instead of waiting for a nurse to pull the files.

She also sees many more patients with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) today than in the past.

Program Directors guide residents, trainees during formative years

Over a month almost two years ago, an artist painted the walls of the Duke Health Center in Durham, N.C.

Each section of the building’s interior now represents a different part of the globe. The front waiting area is a jungle with smiling monkeys swinging from vines; one back hall takes a visitor through Europe; turn another corner, and they are amid the snow and ice of the Antarctic. Each area is truly its own world.

Within this world, and among patients and medical trainees,  Dr. Suzanne Woods is at home.

ABIM Offers New Adult Congenital Heart Disease Certificate

The American Board of internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) are pleased to provide updated information on ABIM's new area of certification: Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD), which is designed to recognize the qualifications of physicians who are specialists in the care of a wide range of adult patients with congenital heart disease.

ABP Partners with Data Commons, LLC

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is one of six organizations partnered with Data Commons, LLC to streamline access to data about health professionals.

On July 28, 2014, Data Commons launches two services, including Verification Service and Verification+ (Plus) Services.

Find out what these two services provide.