Examiners

Our examiners are experts committed to maintaining the highest quality examination process for physicians specializing in colon and rectal sciences.
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Board Members

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Joshua
Bleier
, MD

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Charles
Friel
, MD

Charlotteville, Virginia

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Jason F.
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

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Kellie
Mathis
, MD

Rochester, Minnesota

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M. Shane
McNevin
, MD

Aurora, CO

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Michelle
Murday
, MD

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Matthew
Mutch
, MD

St. Louis, Missouri

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Harry
Papaconstantinou
, MD

Temple, Texas

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William Brian
Perry
, MD

San Antonio, Texas

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Thomas
Read
, MD

Gainesville, Florida

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Bryan K.
Richmond
, MD

Boston, Massachusetts

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H. David
Vargas
, MD

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Eric
Weiss
, MD

Weston, Florida

Senior Board Examiners

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Glenn
Ault
, MD

Los Angeles, California

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Jennifer
Beaty
, MD

Des Moines, Iowa

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David
Beck
, MD

Nashville, TN

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Elisa
Birnbaum
, MD

Aurora, Colorado

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W. Donald
Buie
, MD

Montreal, Quebec

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Marcus
Burnstein
, MD

Toronto, Ontario

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Peter A.
Cataldo
, MD

Burlington, Vermont

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Eric
Dozois
, MD

Rochester, Minnesota

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James W.
Fleshman
, MD

Dallas, Texas

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Tracy
Hull
, MD

Cleveland, Ohio

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Neil
Hyman
, MD

Chicago, Illinois

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Martin A.
Luchtefeld
, MD

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Robert D.
Madoff

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Najjia
Mahmoud

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Nancy
Morin
, MD

Montreal, Quebec

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Jan
Rakinic
, MD

Springfield Illinois

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Thomas
Read
, MD

Gainesville, Florida

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Anthony
Senagore
, MD

Holland, Michigan

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Clifford L.
Simmang

Dallas, Texas

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Michael J.
Stamos
, MD

Orange, California

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Scott
Steele

Cleveland, Ohio

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Judith L.
Trudel
, MD

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Mark L.
Welton
, MD

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Steven D.
Wexner
, MD

Weston, Florida

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Charles B.
Whitlow
, MD

New Orleans, Louisiana

Associate Examiners

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Valerie
Bauer
, MD

Montgomery, Alabama

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Brian
Bello
, MD

Washington, DC

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Liliana
Bordeianou
, MD

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Robert
Cleary
, MD

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Molly
Ford
, MD

Nashville, Tennessee

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William
Harb
, MD

Nashville, Tennessee

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Melinda
Hawkins
, MD

Seattle, Washington

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Alex
Hawkins
, MD

Nashville, Tennessee

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Brian
Kann
, MD

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Scott
Kelley
, MD

Rochester, Minnesota

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Mukta
Krane
, MD

Seattle, Washington

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Angela
Kuhnen
, MD

Burlington, Massachusetts

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Sean
Langenfeld
, MD

Omaha, Nebraska

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Jonathan
Laryea
, MD

Little Rock, Arkansas

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Jennifer
Leinicke
, MD

Omaha, Nebraska

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Kirk
Ludwig
, MD

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Michael
McGee
, MD

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Valentine
Nfonsam
, MD

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Lynn
O'Connor
, MD

Huntington, New York

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James
Ogilivie, Jr.
, MD

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Michelle
Olson
, MD

Dallas, Texas

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Scott
Regenbogen
, MD

Ann Arbor, MIchigan

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Radhika
Smith
, MD

Weston, Florida

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David
Stewart
, MD

Springfield, Illinois

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Mark
Sun
, MD

Minneapolis, MN

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Larissa
Temple
, MD

Rochester, New York

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V. Liana
Tsikitis
, MD

Portland, Oregon

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Konstantin
Umanskiy
, MD

Chicago, Illinois

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Madhulika
Varma
, MD

San Francisco, California

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Jon
Vogel
, MD

Aurora, Colorado

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Rajalakshmi
Warrier
, MD

Temple, Texas

Senior Examiners

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Cary
Aarons
, MD

Nashville, Tennessee

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Maher
Abbas
, MD

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Mark W.
Arnold
, MD

Columbus, Ohio

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Nancy
Baxter
, MD

Melbourne, Victoria

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Kelli
Bullard Dunn
, MD

Louisville, Kentucky

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George J.
Chang
, MD

Houston, Texas

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Robert
Cima
, MD

Rochester, Minnesota

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William C.
Cirocco
, MD

Columbus, Ohio

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Kyle G.
Cologne
, MD

Los Angeles, California

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Jennifer
Davids
, MD

Worcester, Massachusetts

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Bradley R.
Davis
, MD

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Sharon L.
Dykes
, MD

Roseville, Minnesota

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Jonathan E.
Efron
, MD

Baltimore, Maryland

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C. Neal
Ellis
, MD

Vicksburg, Mississippi

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David
Etzioni
, MD

Phoenix, Arizona

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Emily
Finlayson
, MD

San Francisco, California

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Phillip R.
Fleshner
, MD

Los Angeles, California

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Ronald
Gagliano
, MD

Phoenix, Arizona

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Susan
Galandiuk
, MD

Louisville, Kentucky

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Timothy M.
Geiger
, MD

Nashville, Tennessee

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Brett T.
Gemlo
, MD

St. Paul, Minnesota

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Sean
Glasgow
, MD

Sean Glasgow, MD

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Jose
Guillem
, MD

Chapel Hill, NC

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Traci
Hedrick
, MD

Charlottesville, Virginia

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Charles
Heise
, MD

Madison, Wisconsin

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Michael
Hellinger
, MD

Miami, Florida

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Eric
Johnson
, MD

Chagrin Falls, OH

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Gregory D.
Kennedy
, MD

Birmingham, AL

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Cindy
Kin
, MD

Stanford, California

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Walter A.
Koltun
, MD

Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Kim C.
Lu
, MD

Portland, Oregon

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David J.
Maron
, MD

Weston, Florida

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James T.
McCormick
, MD

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Steven
Mills
, MD

Orange, California

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Bruce A.
Orkin
, MD

Chicago, Illinois

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Ian
Paquette
, MD

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Janice F.
Rafferty
, MD

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Sonia
Ramamoorthy
, MD

San Diego, California

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Rocco
Ricciardi
, MD

Boston, Massachusetts

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Bradford
Sklow
, MD

Salt Lake City, Utah

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Michael J.
Snyder
, MD

Houston, Texas

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Sharon
Stein
, MD

Cleveland, Ohio

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Scott
Strong
, MD

Chicago, Illinois

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Eric J.
Szilagy
, MD

Detroit, Michigan

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Charles
Ternent
, MD

Omaha, Nebraska

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James W.
Thiele
, MD

Springfield, Illinois

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Mark H.
Whiteford
, MD

Portland, Oregon

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Yi-Qian Nancy
You
, MD

Houston, Texas

Conflict of Interest Policy

Active and Senior Board Members, Associate Examiners and any other persons such as appointed members of the subcommittees of the Board who have access to examination material or who have participated in the examination process must avoid conflicts of interest between other educational activities and the activities of the American Board of Colon and Rectal 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

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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)

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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.