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May 3, 2007

Education in Medicine: Maintenance of board certifications

F. Daniel Duffy, senior advisor to the president of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), will present Lifelong Learning and Continuous Improvement through Maintenance of Board Certification, Monday May 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium, Health Sciences Center. His presentation is part of the UW School of Medicine’s Office of Academic Affairs Education in Medicine lecture series.


Duffy, who is an adjunct professor of medicine and director of the Community Track at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine — Tulsa, spent 10 years on the staff of ABIM where he introduced a new process for physician maintenance of certification based on evaluation of performance in practice.

He has served as a regent for the American College of Physicians, chair of the Board of Governors, and as Oklahoma governor for the College. He was chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma in Tulsa where he was honored with the Stanton L. Young Master Teacher Award in 1989 and several awards from students and residents for excellence in teaching.

Duffy was a founding member of the American Academy on Communications in Healthcare, is a fellow of the Academy, and is a past chair of its Board of Directors. For his contributions to internal medicine, the American College of Physicians awarded Mastership in 1999 and the Association of Professors of Medicine awarded a Lifetime Service Award in Internal Medicine in 2006.

He currently serves as a member of the Ambulatory Measures Steering Committee of the National Quality Forum, a member of the Performance Measurement Committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is a consultant in healthcare organizational design and expert in physician education, quality assessment and improvement.

Duffy is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, received his medical degree from Temple University Medical School, and completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

The Education in Medicine lecture is open to allf aculty, staff and students. No registration is required. The lecture will be simulcast to Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, room M-305; Harborview Research and Training Building, auditorium; and VA Puget Sound Health Care System-Seattle Division, Bldg. 1, room 518.

For more information, contact Mary Atkinson at maryat@u.washington.edu or 206-543-5563.