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ABPS® Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) Appoints Public Member

ABPS® Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) Appoints Public Member

Mary O’Neill Mundinger, DrPH, RN, of New York City, has been appointed to the Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine (BCEM) as a Public Member of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).  Dr. Mundinger earned a doctorate degree in health policy from Columbia University where she served as Dean of Columbia University School of Nursing for twenty-five years.  Most of her work has been in health policy, including conducting a randomized trial comparing MD’s and NP’s in comprehensive primary care.

“Mary will bring important matters of public interest to the board certification process in emergency medicine and she will provide an added dimension to board certification review and planning” said Margaret Vives-Austin, M.D.,FAAEP, BCEM Chair.

Dr. Mundinger is a nationally recognized health policy expert who served as a member of the White House National Steering Committee on Health in 1995.

ABPS was the first certifying organization to include public members on its member boards representing the public’s interests in patient welfare.  ABPS public members collaborate with medical professionals to bring critical insight to the physician certification process that contributes to the health and safety of patients.

ABPS is the official certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc. (AAPS®) with headquarters located in Tampa, Florida.