ABD Examination and Item Writing Committees

The American Board of Dermatology has established Examination and Item Writing Committees for all ABD examinations. Members of the Examination Committees include Directors of the ABD. Members of the Item Writing Committees include Directors of the ABD and other physicians who are not Directors of the ABD.

2021 EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES

BASIC EXAMINATION
Christine Ko, Chair
Mercedes E. Gonzalez, Vice Chair
Keith Choate

CORE EXAMINATION
Mary S. Stone, Chair
Warren R. Heymann, Vice Chair
Anna L. Bruckner  (Ped Derm)
Keith Choate   (Science)
Warren R. Heymann (Med Derm)
Mary S. Stone  (Dermpath)
Allison Vidimos  (Surg Derm)

APPLIED EXAMINATION
Anna L. Bruckner, Chair
Julia R. Nunley, Vice Chair
Chris Bichakjian
Edward W. Cowen
Christine Ko

MOC EXAMINATION
Warren R. Heymann, Chair
David Allen  (Surg Derm)
Karynne Duncan (Med Derm)
Warren R. Heymann (Gen Derm/Visual Rec)
Mary S. Stone  (Dermpath)
Moise L. Levy  (Ped Derm)

CERTLINK
David Allen (Cosmetic Derm)
Karynne Duncan (Med Derm)
Tammie C. Ferringer  (Dermpath)
Moise L. Levy (Ped Derm)
Julia R. Nunley (Gen Derm/Visual Rec)
Carl V. Washington (Surg Derm)

PEDIATRIC SUBSPECIALTY EXAMINATION
Anna L. Bruckner, Chair
Mercedes E. Gonzalez, Vice Chair

MDS SUBSPECIALTY EXAMINATION
Allison Vidimos, Chair
Carl V. Washington, Vice Chair
Chris Bichakjian
Julia Nunley

2021 ITEM WRITING COMMITTEES

GENERAL DERMATOLOGY COMMITTEE
Julia R. Nunley, Chair
Edward W. Cowen, Vice Chair
Karynne Duncan
Warren R. Heymann

Non-Director Item Writers
Alain Brassard 
Susan Burgin
Jennie Clark
Mary Maiberger 
Patricia Malerich 
Michael Ming 
Andrea Murina 
Vinod Nambudiri 
Kanade Shinkai
Howa Yeung 

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY COMMITTEE
Moise L. Levy, Chair
Anna L. Bruckner, Vice Chair
Mercedes E. Gonzalez

Non-Director Item Writers
Lucia Diaz 
Elena Hawryluk
Candrice Heath 
Brandi Kenner-Bell 
Erin Mathes 
Adnan Mir 
Robert Sidbury
Nanette Silverberg
Megha Tollefson

SURGICAL DERMATOLOGY COMMITTEE
Carl V. Washington, Chair
Allison Vidimos, Vice Chair
Chris Bichakjian

Non-Director Item Writers
Jerry Brewer
Cindy Firkins Smith 
Alex Miller
Kishwer Nehal
Seaver Soon 
Christie Travelute
Siegrid Yu
Nathalie Zeitouni 

DERMATOPATHOLOGY COMMITTEE
Mary S. Stone, Chair
Tammie C. Ferringer, Vice Chair
Christine Ko

Non-Director Item Writers
Kiran Motaparthi 
Jeffrey North 
Leslie Robinson-Bostom
Olayemi (Yemi) Sokumbi 
Karolyn Wanat 

SCIENCE & RESEARCH COMMITTEE
Keith Choate, Chair
Hensin Tsao, Vice Chair

Non-Director Item Writers
Esther Freeman
Delphine Lee
John C. Selby
Kenneth Tsai 

COSMETIC DERMATOLOGY COMMITTEE
David Allen, Chair

Non-Director Item Writers
Mat Avram
Terrence Keaney
Shilpi Khetarpal 
Gilly Munavalli 
Jeffrey Orringer 
Sandy Tsao
Neelam Vashi 

CERTLINK ARTICLE-BASED CONTENT COMMITTEE
Julia R. Nunley, Chair
Edward W. Cowen, Vice Chair
David Allen 
Karynne Duncan
Tammie C. Ferringer 
Moise L. Levy 
Carl V. Washington

Non-Director Item Writers 
Murad Alam (Cosmetic Derm)
Shilpi Khetarpal (Cosmetic Derm)
Iris Ahronowitz (Med Derm)
David Wetter (Med Derm)
Randie Kim  (Dermpath)
David Di Caudo  (Dermpath)
Sonia Kamath (Ped Derm)
Patrick McMahon (Ped Derm)
Travis Blalock (Surg Derm)
Stacey McMurray (Surg Derm)

Contact Us

American Board of Dermatology
2 Wells Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
Office Hours: Mon-Fri,
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
(617) 910-6400 (Phone/Fax)
Communications@ABDerm.org

Our Mission

To serve the public and profession by setting high standards for dermatologists to earn and maintain Board certification.