NBOME Announces 2020 National Faculty Chair Appointments
December 20, 2019
PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners’ (NBOME) Board of Directors appointed 12 new leaders to their National Faculty chair positions.
The NBOME’s National Faculty is made up of over 700 active, engaged members from across the nation. These thought leaders have diverse expertise in all osteopathic health professions and specialties, osteopathic medical education and evaluation, and osteopathic physician licensure and regulation. Together, they serve on operational committees that review exam criteria, write and review exam items, and serve other roles in our mission to protect the public through rigorous competency assessment of osteopathic medical practitioners.
On behalf of the NBOME Board of Directors and staff, we would like to congratulate and welcome the following National Faculty members who have been appointed to 2020 National Faculty Chair positions.
Foundational Biomedical Sciences Division Chair, Pharmacology
Adrienne Z. Ables, PharmD, MS, FNAOME – Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine Carolinas Campus
COMAT Examination Chair, Emergency Medicine
Thomas E. Benzoni, DO, EM, AOBEM, FACEP – Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical Decision-Making and Key Features Chair
Peter F. Bidey, DO, MSEd – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
COMLEX-USA Level 1 Examination Chair
Joyce A. Brown, DO, CHSE – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown
Clinical Sciences Department Chair, Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
Samuel M. Cosmello, DO, RPh – Private Practice, Fayetteville, NC
Clinical Sciences Department Chair, Surgery, Surgical Specialties and Anesthesia
Jay M. Crutchfield, MD, FACS – A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Foundational Biomedical Sciences Division Chair, Biochemistry
Martha A. Faner, PhD – Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical Science Department Chair, Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion
Joyce M. Johnson, DO, MA – Georgetown University
Foundational Biomedical Sciences Division Chair, Physiology
Kathleen P. O’Hagan, PhD – Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
COMAT Examination Chair, Surgery
Michelle M. Sowden, DO – University of Vermont College of Medicine
Foundational Biomedical Sciences Department Chair
Robert J. Theobald, PhD – A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical Sciences Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion Division Chair, Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Eduardo Velasco, MD, MSc, PhD – Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California
“Our National Faculty is crucial to our mission of protecting the public,” said Sandra Waters, MEM, NBOME’s Vice President for Collaborative Assessment & Initiatives. “The NBOME is honored to have such talented and committed thought leaders that represent all aspects of clinical and foundational biomedical science disciplines.”
About the NBOME
The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions. NBOME’s COMLEX-USA examination series is a requirement for graduation from colleges of osteopathic medicine and provides the pathway to licensure for osteopathic physicians in the United States and numerous international jurisdictions.