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Leadership Updates

First U.S. Physician and DO Installed as Chair of International Medical Regulatory Group

FSMB CEO assumes leadership of International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities

10-2016_Hank-ChaudhryHumayun Chaudhry, DO, MACP, President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), was installed as Chair of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) during the 12th International Conference on Medical Regulation this week in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Chaudhry is the first physician from the United States to serve as IAMRA’s Chair, as well as the first osteopathic physician to serve as the organization’s leader. Dr. Chaudhry, who joined the FSMB in 2009 and remains in that role, will serve a two-year term as IAMRA’s Chair from 2016-2018. He served as the organization’s Chair-elect from 2014-2016.

“I’m looking forward to supporting the global medical regulatory community as we work together to advance a common mission to protect the public,” said Dr. Chaudhry, Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. “By joining together and sharing information and best practices about the licensure and discipline of the world’s doctors, including their education, training, and assessment, we enable and support the delivery of quality health care everywhere.”

IAMRA provides a biennial international forum for medical regulators to share best practices in achieving their mandate to protect, promote, and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards for the profession of medicine. The organization has 104 member organizations in 46 countries. Read the full release.

TouroCOM Names Interim Clinical Dean

Martin S. Levine, DO, MPHMartin S. Levine, DO, MPH, was named Interim Clinical Dean for Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem, the COM announced on September 30, 2016.

Dr. Levine has served as Associate Dean for Educational Development and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at TouroCOM since its inception. He has been elected to and served on local, state, and national member organizations, culminating in his term as 115th President of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

“We are fortunate that Dr. Levine has stepped up to help lead TouroCOM in this critically important role. He brings a wealth of experience and a commitment to excellence that will benefit our students and our community,” said Touro College President Alan Kadish, MD.

Among his accomplishments, Dr. Levine founded over 160 new residency slots at three different hospitals while serving as Director of Medical Education and Family Medicine Residency Director at two of those institutions. He was cited in New York magazine’s “Best Doctors” for 15 straight years, lectures for CME and motivational programs regularly, and has been interviewed on local and national TV as an expert in osteopathic medicine, sports medicine, and health policy. Read the full release.