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Messages from ABIM and ABIM Foundation Leadership on Dr. Richard Baron’s Retirement

September 26, 2023  |  Posted by ABIM  |  Announcements, Uncategorized

“Dr. Rich Baron’s leadership and vision will be missed, but his impact will continue to resonate in American health care. Over the last decade as CEO of ABIM, Rich has led transformational change in governance, culture and the value of certification. The Longitudinal Knowledge Assessment is a shining example of Rich’s visionary change management while staying true to our collective North Star of promoting excellent patient care. I look forward to serving alongside Rich in his final year as CEO, and have confidence that the CEO Search Committee, led by Chair-Elect Robert Roswell, MD, will help us find the right person to lead ABIM during this critical time in medicine.”

Rajeev Jain, MD, FACP, FASGE, AGAF, Chair, ABIM Board of Directors

“Dr. Rich Baron is an exceptionally gifted and truly insightful physician who has transformed ABIM into an organization that listens empathetically to its diplomate community while advancing its core commitment to the delivery of high-quality patient care. He is a principled leader whose values and wisdom have inspired ABIM staff, governance, and innovations in medical assessment, including equity in assessment. Rich is one of the great pillars of contemporary medicine—and as the Chair of the ABIM CEO Search Committee, I am deeply humbled by the responsibility of trying to fill the seismic void that will be left by his departure.

Congratulations, Rich, on your extraordinary legacy!”

Robert O. Roswell, MD, FACP, FACC, Chair-Elect, ABIM Board of Directors

“Dr. Rich Baron has devoted his professional career to the highest ideals of medical professionalism. During his tenure as President and CEO of ABIM, Rich has consistently provided leadership that is faithful to the very best of our profession: service, integrity, excellence and an unwavering commitment to the common good. He has led ABIM/ABIMF and the diplomates we represent with respect, equanimity and sensitivity, truly seeking to hear from the physician community in an enduring effort to improve the organization and its programs. For all of us in ABIM and ABIM Foundation governance, and in the medical profession more broadly, Rich’s values-driven and effective leadership provides a beacon to guide us and an inspiring example for our future.”

David Coleman, MD, Chair, ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees