Dr. Moorhead assumes office as president of ABEM

John Moorhead, M.D., a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has assumed the office of President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Moorhead has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2004, and was elected to the (then) Executive Finance Committee in 2010. Since 1996, he has served ABEM in a variety of capacities, including as an oral examiner and item writer. Dr. Moorhead serves on ABEM's Academic Affairs Committee, Communications Committee, Executive Committee, Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee, Test Administration Committee, and Test Development Committee.  Dr. Moorhead also has represented ABEM on a number of external committees, including the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and its MOC CME Joint Working Group, Health and Public Policy Task Force, Exploring Future Relationships with BCBSA Design Team, and as chair of the MOC Committee.  Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors of the ABMS Research and Education Foundation. He also serves as liaison to the American College of Emergency Physicians' Quality and Performance Committee.

Dr. Moorhead 's interests are in the areas of administration, trauma services, medical education and health policyand health policy.

To honor Dr. Moorhead's contributions to Emergency Medicine, OHSU established an endowment fund in his name. The fund sponsors leading educators in Emergency Medicine to help shape and develop generations of emergency physicians for years to come.

The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) is one of 24 medical specialty certification boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. ABEM certifies emergency physicians who meet its educational, professional standing, and examination standards. ABEM certification is sought and earned by emergency physicians on a voluntary basis; ABEM is not a membership association.