Emergency Medicine News

Dr. Moorhead assumes the Chair of the American Board of Medical Specialties Board of Directors

John Moorhead, M.D.

Dr. John C. Moorhead recently began his term as Chair of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Board of Directors. He has been a member of the ABMS Board of Directors and its Research and Education Foundation Board since 2008. Dr. Moorhead's service with ABMS represents a long legacy of commitment and service to education, health policy and advocacy in Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Moorhead's accomplished career started from the early beginnings of the specialty of Emergency Medicine. In 1978, he joined OHSU's Department of Emergency Medicine, establishing and directing the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, one of the first in the country. The program started with three residents the first year and now trains 11 residents per class. During his 38 years in the department, Dr. Moorhead served as the Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency program for 13 years and Department Chair for eight years. He is a former President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Oregon Medical Association.

Dr. Moorhead received his medical degree from Queens University/Medical School in Kingston, Ontario. He graduated from the emergency medicine residency program at McGill University Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Dr. Moorhead also holds a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management Degree from New York University.

Congratulations to Dr. Moorhead on his role with ABMS.

About ABMS

Established in 1933, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is a non-profit organization comprising 24 certifying boards (Member Boards) that develop and implement professional standards for the certification of physicians in their declared medical/surgical specialty. Certification by an ABMS Member Board is widely recognized as the highest health care industry standard for assuring a physician's knowledge, experience, and skills within a medical specialty.

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