The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) seeks a highly respected and accomplished pediatrician dedicated to the long-term improvement in the care of infants and children to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Always the standard-bearer of quality in pediatrics since its founding in 1933, the ABP continues to develop new and enhanced systems, drawing from evidence-based medicine and research into clinical effectiveness. Certification by the ABP provides assurance to the public that a physician has the competencies essential to delivering high-quality care to children and a commitment to lifelong learning and improvement.
The new President will take the helm at the ABP at a unique time in our nation’s history when strong and courageous leadership in health care will be needed as never before. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is widespread, and the President will be expected to continue the ongoing strategic planning necessary to successfully meet the needs brought on by the crisis. The President will lead a dedicated staff with transparency and cultural awareness, prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the organization.
As the public face of the ABP, the President will maintain and strengthen critical relationships outside of the organization. The ABP addresses the major issues that arise in pediatric health care, and the President will be responsible for clear communication with the broadest possible health care constituencies. The President is responsible for the ABP’s relationship with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), related academic and pediatric societies, and the full range of regulatory bodies that govern medical education, licensure, and certification. Working alongside the ABP Board of Directors and with the support of the Senior Management Team (SMT), the President will work tirelessly to find new ways to improve upon the ABP’s benefit to pediatricians and to patients and families everywhere.
The position is expected to be filled in the summer of 2021, with the selected candidate formally taking office in early 2022. The ideal candidate should bring considerable administrative experience, familiarity with pediatric training and certification at all levels, adaptability, superb leadership and communication skills, and a deep commitment to standards of excellence in healthcare.
The ABP has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and applications should be sent in confidence to: