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Dr. Sherrel Leyton Hammar, 1931 - 2016

Sherrel Leyton Hammar, MD, former committee and board member of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), died May 17, 2016, in Honolulu, HI. He was 84. 

ABP Welcomes Pediatric Subspecialist Volunteers for Question Writing

The ABP welcomed about 20 certified pediatric subspecialists to our offices in Chapel Hill this week to help write exam questions. Each had volunteered to through the ABP’s nominations tool, which allows pediatricians to nominate themselves or someone they know for an appointment to one of the examination committees or subspecialty subboards.

ABP Updates Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to the ABP, which is why we created a Privacy Policy that discloses how we handle your personal information. The policy was recently updated and the highlights include:

Learning Doesn't Stop at Certification

Road to Certification

Dr. Jessica Hart has been saving wall space for her American Board of Pediatrics certificate in her Raleigh, N.C., office since she finished her pediatric residency at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015.

Dr. Moyer to receive Rice University’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award

Virginia A. Moyer, MD, MPH, has been chosen by the Association of Rice (University) Alumni to receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Moyer, the Vice President of Maintenance of Certification and Quality at the American Board of Pediatrics, graduated from Rice in 1974 with a BA in psychology.

ABP Releases 2015 Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report from the American Board of Pediatrics is now available. It features:

  • a recap of the Future of Testing Conference
  • information on the pilot MOC Part 3 Exam
  • news on expanding MOC credit pathways
  • an update on collaboratives
  • and more.

To read the Annual Report, click the link below:

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David K. Stevenson, MD, 2016 St. Geme Awardee

David Kendall Stevenson M.D., has been chosen to receive the 2016 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award by the Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO).  The award will be presented to Dr. Stevenson on April 30, 2016, at the opening session of the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore, MD. 

Earning ABP MOC Credit for ACGME Program Evaluation and Improvement

Joint Communication from ABP and ACGME

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) is now offering Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit to program directors, faculty, residents and fellows who engage in quality improvement to address areas that were identified during the program’s annual program evaluation or the self-study. 

Dr. Laurence Finberg, 1923 - 2016

Laurence "Larry" Finberg, M.D., former Board of Directors member and Emeritus of the American Board of Pediatrics, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2016, in San Francisco, CA. He was 92.

Dr. Finberg became involved with the American Board of Pediatrics in 1969 and served until 1993. During his time with the ABP, Dr. Finberg served two six-year terms on the Board of Directors, and chaired the board twice, in 1978 and 1987.