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ABMS Appoints Margaret Jung As New COO

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the pre-eminent entity overseeing the certification of physician specialists in the United States, has appointed Margaret S. Jung, MBA, as the organization’s new chief operating officer. Her tenure begins today.

EVANSTON, Ill. (Business Wire EON) December 1, 2008 -- Jung has more than 20 years of experience working in various industries including nonprofit, consulting and financial services. Most recently, Jung was vice president and CFO for the global real estate function of American Express. Earlier in her career, Jung held various financial and management roles at National Futures Association, the self-regulatory organization of the commodities industry, Bostrom Corporation and the Chicago Stock Exchange.

"We are delighted that Margaret has joined our organization," said Kevin B. Weiss, MD, president and CEO of ABMS. Weiss noted that it is an exciting time in ABMS history, with the organization now advancing several new initiatives in conjunction with its 75th anniversary as a trusted public and professional resource. "Margaret's experience, management and leadership skills will be a valuable asset as ABMS and its 24 Member Boards work together to improve the quality of healthcare for all Americans."

Jung received her MBA from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and her bachelor's degree in finance and economics from Elmhurst College. She is a resident of Glenview.

About ABMS

Now in its 75th year, American Board of Medical Specialties is the pre-eminent medical organization overseeing physician certification in the United States. It assists its 24 Member Boards in their efforts to develop and implement educational and professional standards for the evaluation and certification of physician specialists. ABMS Member Boards provide physician certification information to ABMS for its certification verification service programs. ABMS is recognized by the key healthcare credentialing accreditation entities as a primary equivalent source of board certification data for medical specialists. Patients can visit or call toll-free 1-866-ASK-ABMS to see if their physician is board certified by an ABMS Member Board. For more information about ABMS visit or call (847) 491-9091.

The 24 Member Boards that make up the ABMS Board Enterprise covers over 145 medical specialties and subspecialties include: American Board of Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Medical Genetics, American Board of Neurological Surgery, American Board of Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Ophthalmology, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology, American Board of Pathology, American Board of Pediatrics American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Preventive Medicine, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Radiology, American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and American Board of Urology.

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