Wednesday, November 30, 2016

American Board of Emergency Medicine Elects President


A graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Kenneth “Ken” Mwatha serves as an attending physician in Baltimore. To help remain compliant, Dr. Ken Mwatha maintains membership in and is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).

Incorporated in 1976, ABEM began in response to an increase in emergency medicine professionals and departments. Since it began, the organization has grown, and now offers graduate training programs and fellowships for its members. ABEM is one of the 24 medical specialty certifications offered by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Today the nonprofit ABEM boasts more than 32,000 members.

In August 2016, ABEM announced that it had chosen Dr. Terry Kowalenko as its president-elect. A member of the ABEM’s board of directors since July 2010, Dr. Kowalenko has served as examiner, chief examiner, and case reviewer for the organization. In his professional life, he serves as professor and chair of emergency medicine at the Beaumont Medical Group and senior vice president of Beaumont Health. Over the years, he has received accolades including a National Teaching Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians and Residency Director of the Year from the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association.