Newton elected as chair-elect of American Board of Family Medicine

Warren Newton, MD, MPH, Chair of Family Medicine and Executive Associate Dean of Medical Education at UNC School of Medicine, was just elected chair of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Newton elected as chair-elect of American Board of Family Medicine click to enlarge Warren Newton, MD, MPH

Newton will serve one year as chair-elect, one year as president and one year as Immediate Past Chair.

The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) is the second largest medical specialty board in the United States. Founded in 1969, it is a voluntary, not-for-profit, private organization whose purposes include:

  • Improving the quality of medical care available to the public
  • Establishing and maintaining standards of excellence in the specialty of Family Medicine
  • Improving the standards of medical education for training in Family Medicine
  • Determining by evaluation the fitness of specialists in Family Medicine who apply for and hold certificates