Family board has new leadership

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted June 19, 2006

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The American Board of Family Medicine elected four new officers and three board members at a spring board meeting.

The new officers are: Karen B. Mitchell, MD, of Rochester, Mich., chair; David W. Price, MD, of Broomfield, Colo., chair-elect; Richard D. Clover, MD, of Louisville, Ky., treasurer; and Joseph Hobbs, MD, of Augusta, Ga., member-at-large, executive committee. Each will serve a one-year term.

The three new members of the ABFM's board of directors are: Thomas P. Gessner, MD, of Latrobe, Pa.; John R. Bucholtz, DO, of Columbus, Ga.; and Craig W. Czarsty, MD, of Waterbury, Conn. Each will serve a five-year term.

Dr. Mitchell is associate residency director of the Providence Family Practice Residency Program in Southfield, Mich. Dr. Price is director of physician education for Kaiser Permanente of Colorado. Dr. Clover is acting dean of the School of Public Health/Health Information Sciences and associate vice president for Health Affairs/Health Informatics at the University of Louisville. Dr. Hobbs is affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia, where his positions include professor in the Dept. of Family Medicine.

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