Board & Committees
The American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) is an independent credentialing body in electrodiagnostic medicine. Although it is organized and operated as a committee of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine for administrative purposes, it is a self-perpetuating Board and is completely autonomous for purposes of credentialing criteria and procedures.
The ABEM Board consists of eight individuals who are Board certified. The members, equally representing the disciplines of neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation, each serve 4-year terms. A Board Chair is elected from among the Board members for a non-renewable 3-year term; this position alternates between a neurologist and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. New members of the Board are recommended by the ABEM Nominating Committee and approved by the Board.
The ABEM Board establishes and promulgates criteria for certification utilizing a combination of academic training, clinical experience, and examination components selected on the basis of their relationship to knowledge, competence, or achievement in the field of electrodiagnostic medicine.
The ABEM Board also establishes and promulgates procedures for its certification activities which ensure that due process is afforded to individuals who apply for, or hold, Board credentials. To conduct its business, the Board meets one to two times per year. The Board is assisted by the following committees: Appeals, Credentials, CNCT Examination, ABEM Initial Examination, Maintenance of Certification Exam and Nominating.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors includes:
Chair: John England, MD
Vice Chairman: Michael T. Andary, MD
Secretary: Francis O. Walker, MD
Treasurer: Christina M. Marciniak, MD
Timothy R. Dillingham, MD
Peter A. Grant, MD
Kathleen Kennelly, MD
Janice Massey, MD
Executive Director: Shirlyn A. Adkins, JD
Staff Liaison: Anna Vredenburg