Board of Directors

ABCRS directors are colorectal surgeons in active practice, hold current, time-limited certificates, and participate in the ABCRS Continuing Certification program. Directors receive no remuneration for their service.

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Officers

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President
M. Shane
McNevin
, MD
Denver, Colorado
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President Elect
Harry
Papaconstantinou
, MD
Temple, Texas
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Treasurer
Michelle
Murday
, MD
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Executive Director
Thomas
Read
, MD
Gainesville, Florida

Senior Advisors of the Board

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Glenn T.
Ault
, MD
Los Angeles, California

Members of the Board

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Joshua
Bleier
, MD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Charles
Friel
, MD
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Jason
Hall
, MD
Boston, Massachusetts
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Rebecca
Hoedema
, MD
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Matthew
Kalady
, MD
Columbus, Ohio
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Ann
Lowry
, MD
St. Paul, Minnesota
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Kellie
Mathis
, MD
Rochester, Minnesota
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Matthew
Mutch
, MD
St. Louis, Missouri
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W. Brian
Perry
, MD
San Antonio, Texas
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Bryan K
Richmond
, MD
Charleston, West Virginia
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H. David
Vargas
, MD
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Eric
Weiss
, MD
Weston, Florida

Advisory Council

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Glenn T.
Ault
, MD
Los Angeles, California
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David
Beck
, MD
Nashville, Tennessee
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Najjia
Mahmoud
, MD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Scott
Steele
, MD
Cleveland, Ohio
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Judith
Trudel
, MD
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Senior Board Members

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Herand
Abcarian
, MD
Chicago, Illinois
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Glenn T.
Ault
, MD
Los Angeles, California
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Randolph
Bailey
, MD
Houston, Texas
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Robert
Beart
, MD
Glendale, California
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Jennifer
Beaty
, MD
Des Moines, Iowa
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David
Beck
, MD
Nashville, Tennessee
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Richard
Billingham
, MD
Seattle, Washington
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Elisa
Birnbaum
, MD
Aurora, Colorado
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Donald
Buie
, MD
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Marcus
Burnstein
, MD
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Peter
Cataldo
, MD
Burlington, Vermont
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Marvin
Corman
, MD
Stony Brook, New York
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Eric
Dozois
, MD
Rochester, Minnesota
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Theodore
Eisenstat
, MD
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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James
Fleshman
, MD
Dallas, Texas
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Robert
Fry
, MD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Terry
Hicks
, MD
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Vendie
Hooks III
, MD
Augusta, Georgia
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Tracy
Hull
, MD
Cleveland, Ohio
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Neil
Hyman
, MD
Chicago, Illinois
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Ira
Kodnar
, MD
St. Louis, Missouri
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Ian
Lavery
, MD
Cleveland, Ohio
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Martin
Luchtefeld
, MD
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Robert
Madoff
, MD
St. Louis, Missouri
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Najjia
Mahmoud
, MD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Nancy
Morin
, MD
Montreal, QC Canada
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M. Timothy
Nelson
, MD
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Richard
Nelson
, MD
Chicago, Illinois
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Jan
Rakinic
, MD
Springfield, Illinois
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Executive Director
Thomas
Read
, MD
Gainesville, Florida
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Patricia
Roberts
, MD
Burlington, Massachusetts
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David
Rothenberger
, MD
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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David
Schoetz, Jr.
, MD
Burlington, Massachusetts
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Anthony
Senagore
, MD
Holland, Michigan
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Clifford
Simmang
, MD
Grapevine, Texas
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Lee
Smith
, MD
Washington, District of Columbia
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Michael
Stamos
, MD
Orange, California
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Scott
Steele
, MD
Cleveland, Ohio
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Alan
Thorson
, MD
Omaha, Nebraska
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Judith
Trudel
, MD
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Mark
Welton
, MD
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Steven
Wexner
, MD
Weston, Florida
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Charles
Whitlow
, MD
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Bruce
Wolff
, MD
Rochester, Minnesota
* Member is actively retired.

Guidelines for Membership on the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (Bylaws requirement for all except
the appointee from the American Board of Surgery).

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Participation in the Continuing Certification process of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery is required.
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Recertification/Continuing Certification by the American Board of Surgery is strongly encouraged, but not required.
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Experienced clinical surgeon (Bylaws requirement) with at least five years since completion of
training.

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Active in the practice and the teaching of colon and rectal surgery (Bylaws requirement for all except the appointee from the American Board of Surgery).
Previous experience as an Associate Examiner is required.
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Strong consideration will be given to individuals who have demonstrated consistent, enthusiastic, and successful participation in Board activities, particularly question writing for the qualifying, certifying and continuing certification examinations.

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An effort will be made to have representation on the Board from both teachers in residency programs as well as those engaged in private practice.
An effort will be made to have a balance of geographical representation on the Board.
Not more than one member from any single institution/group practice will be elected to the Board at any one time. A new Board member can be elected from the same institution/group practice as an existing Board member provided the existing Board member has been elected and is actually serving his/her second term. The above rule does not apply to the Executive Director/Associate Executive Director and does not apply to members who relocate after they are elected.

The ABCRS is composed of a Board of Directors from leading surgical organizations specializing in colon and rectal surgery. The 16 Members are elected through a nomination process as follows:

7 – From the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
4 – From the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
2 – From the American College of Surgeons
2 – From the Association of Program Directors for Colon and Rectal Surgery
1 – From the American Board of Surgery

Announcements

Registration Open for Oral Examination

Registration is now open for Oral Examination, click here for more information.

ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting

Join us at the ASCRS 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting in Baltimore, MD, from June 1-4, where professionals in colorectal surgery gather to explore the latest advancements, network, and enhance their skills.

Fall Newsletter

Discover insights and updates from ABCRS in our Fall Newsletter. It’s never too late to stay informed!
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Maximize Your CME Credits with ABCRS CertLink®2023 Quarterly Assessments

ABCRS diplomates have a unique opportunity to earn valuable CME credits. By participating in the 2023 Quarterly CertLink® Assessment

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – PUBLIC MEMBER, AMERICAN BOARD OF COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

ABCRS seeks a Public Board Member who is committed and engaged in the Board’s mission to serve as a fully vested, voting member of our Board of Directors.

ABCRS Proudly Welcomes New Board Members: Dr. Jason Hall & Dr. Bryan K. Richmond!

ABCRS is pleased to announce the induction of two esteemed colleagues to our board: Dr. Jason Hall and Dr. Bryan K. Richmond!

Important Dates

Future Exam Dates

FOR CANDIDATES

Written Exam

Mar
5
2025
Pearson VUE National Test Centers

ABCRS is no longer able to offer the Written Exam at Pearson Vue Testing Centers in Quebec, Canada.

Oral Exam

Sep
28
2024
Omni Chicago Hotel

(In-person)

Board Meeting Dates

Jun
19
2024
Conference Call

Zoom

Sep
29
2024
Omni Chicago Hotel

Committee meetings will be held on Friday, September 27th.

Mar
9
2025
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

Interim Meeting - Committee meetings will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2025

Program Directors/Coordinators Meeting Dates

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Residency Review Committee

Aug
24
2024
RRC Meeting
Jan
24
- 25
2025
RRC Meeting
May
2
- 3
2025
RRC Meeting

FOR CANDIDATES

Written Exam

Mar
5
2025
Pearson VUE National Test Centers

ABCRS is no longer able to offer the Written Exam at Pearson Vue Testing Centers in Quebec, Canada.

Oral Exam

Sep
28
2024
Omni Chicago Hotel

(In-person)

Support the Cause

Join us in upholding the highest standards for colon and rectal healthcare.

Ethics and Professionalism Policy

Unethical and unprofessional behavior is denoted by any dishonest behavior, including: cheating; lying; falsifying information; misrepresenting one’s educational background, certification status and/or professional experience; and failure to report misconduct. The American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery has adopted a “zero tolerance” policy toward these behaviors, and individuals caught exhibiting such behaviors risk being permanently barred from certification, reported to state medical boards, and/or legally prosecuted for copyright or other violations.

Unethical behavior is specifically defined by the ABCRS to include the disclosure, publication, reproduction or transmission of ABCRS examinations, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronic or mechanical, for any purposes. This also extends to sharing examination information or discussing an examination while still in progress. Unethical behavior also includes the possession, reproduction or disclosure of materials or information, including examination questions or answers or specific information regarding the content of the examination, before, during or after the examination. This definition specifically includes the recall and reconstruction of examination questions by any means and such efforts may violate federal copyright law. All ABCRS examinations are copyrighted and protected by law; the ABCRS will prosecute violations to the full extent provided by law and seek monetary damages for any loss of examination materials.

Continuing Certification

What does it mean when a physician is required?

Continuing Certification or Maintenance of Certification (MOC) is a process adopted by all 24 ABMS boards that assesses six core physician competencies approved by the ABMS and the ACGME throughout a physician’s career. The six competencies that have been identified as important to deliver quality care are communication skills, professionalism, medical knowledge, patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, which includes the ability to measure, and improve quality of care and system-based practice. All physicians certified after 1990 are required to participate in Continuing Certification.

What does it mean when a physician is required?

Prior to 1990, certification by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery was granted for life. These certified colon and rectal surgeons are not required to recertify or to meet the requirements of Maintenance of Continuing Certification in this area but are strongly encouraged to do so.