Her new role will focus on outreach to and communications with physicians; will support Foundation’s mission to advance medical professionalism
Philadelphia, August 15, 2016 – The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced today that Pamela Browner White has joined the organization’s leadership team and will serve as Senior Vice President, Communications. She will report to ABIM and ABIM Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer Richard J. Baron, MD.
Browner White will oversee ABIM and the ABIM Foundation’s strategic and operational communications functions, seeking to expand and enhance outreach to physicians and external stakeholders, increase organizational transparency and effectively communicate the importance of board certification and medical professionalism. At ABIM, she will collaborate with the executive team and guide initiatives to respond to and work with physicians to develop a new Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program that will assist them to stay current in medical knowledge and practice throughout their careers. Additionally, she will join efforts to advance Foundation initiatives.
“Pamela has led strategic communications and community relations for large and diverse organizations, and I am excited to welcome her to the team,” said Dr. Baron. “Her experience and insights will help ABIM engage a broad group of stakeholders and keep them informed as we work together to ensure that MOC better reflects how physicians practice today and remains a credential the public can trust. She will also work to expand conversations about avoiding inappropriate or unnecessary tests and treatments through the Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® campaign.”
Browner White has more than 25 years of experience in communications, public affairs, community relations and strategic development. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Strategic Development at Esperanza, Inc., the largest Hispanic faith-based nonprofit organization in the United States. Previously, she was Vice President, Public Affairs for Cancer Treatment Centers of America, where she engaged various audiences, including patients, physicians, media and industry leaders on important health care issues. Her experience also includes senior leadership roles with the Philadelphia Eagles and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. In addition, Browner White has a history of community service and is Chair Emeritus of the Board of Directors for the Marian Anderson Award and former Chair of the Philadelphia Youth Council. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Youngstown State University.
“I look forward to joining ABIM at a time when the organization is evolving to better meet the needs of physicians, and I welcome the chance to collaborate across the community to understand how board certification can be even more meaningful to doctors and the patients they serve,” Browner White said. “I am also eager to contribute to the Foundation’s mission of improving health care through programs and initiatives that support physicians in their ambitions to embody the ideals of medical professionalism.”
For 80 years, certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties and has meant that internists have demonstrated—to their peers and to the public—that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. ABIM is not a membership society, but a non-profit, independent evaluation organization. Our accountability is both to the profession of medicine and to the public. ABIM is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties. For additional updates, follow ABIM on Facebook and Twitter.
About ABIM Foundation
The mission of the ABIM Foundation is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system. We achieve this by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policy makers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice. To learn more about the ABIM Foundation, visit www.abimfoundation.org, connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Erin Frantz, Media Relations Coordinator
John Held, Director of Communications