The strength of the Society lies in the careful appointment of highly skilled and enthusiastic individuals who lend their expertise to a multitude of committees.The Society is managed by a Board of Directors including six elected directors, the President, and the President-Elect. Elections are held annually at the Society's annual meeting and scientific assembly. Each director serves a 6-year term. The Chief Executive Officer of the Society is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, who ascends to that position in his or her 6th year of office. The directors hold functional cabinet positions before assuming the chairmanship. These functional cabinet positions are Liaison for Education, Liaison for Information Technology and Annual Meeting, Liaison for International Affairs, Liaison for Publications and Communications, and Liaison for Science. The President carries the responsibility for external relations, and the President-Elect also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer and is responsible for assigned major projects.
All programming is by committees whose members are appointed by the Board of Directors and are listed in this directory (see "Committees for 2015-16“). The Board of Directors adheres to guidelines of tenure for committee personnel to ensure periodic rotation. The Editors are also appointed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors employs an Executive Director, who through his staff is responsible for functions related to administrative services, publishing services, meeting services, financial management, informatics, computer services, continuing medical education and research promotion.
Vijay M. Rao, MD Chair, Philadelphia, PA
Valerie P. Jackson, MDLiaison for Education, Tucson, AZ
James P. Borgstede, MDLiaison for International Affairs, Colorado Springs, CO
Mary C. Mahoney, MD Liaison for Publications and Communications, Cincinnati, OH
Bruce G. Haffty, MDLiaison for Science, New Brunswick, NJ
Matthew A. Mauro, MD Liaison for Information Technology and Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC
Richard L. Baron, MDPresident, Chicago, IL
Richard L. Ehman, MDPresident-elect and Secretary-Treasurer, Rochester, MN
Mitchell E. Tublin, MDFirst Vice-President, Pittsburgh, PA
Linda J. Warren, MDSecond Vice-President, Vancouver, BC, Canada
John M. Boone, PhDThird Vice-President, Sacramento, CA
Vijay M. Rao, MDChair, Philadelphia, PA