Join Dr. Jo Buyske, Executive Director of the American Board of Surgery, for a presentation on the new updates to Maitenance of Certification requirements.

This session will be immediately followed by Top Ten Papers Part 2.

About Dr. Buyske:
Dr. Buyske is the Executive Director of the American Board of Surgery, formerly the Associate Executive Director and Director of Evaluation there. She is also a director of the American Board of Medical Specialties-International, and sits on Executive Committee of the board of SCORE, the Surgical Council on Resident Education. Dr. Buyske’s major focus, is on resident education, standards in training and beyond, and international relationships in surgery.
Prior to moving to the ABS fulltime, Dr. Buyske was chief of surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center of the University of Pennsylvania Health System for 10 years, where her clinical practice and research focused on minimally invasive surgery especially foregut surgery; general surgery; surgical education; and diversity in the surgical workforce. She continues at Penn as an adjunct professor of surgery, and has a clinical appointment as a staff surgeon at the Philadelphia Veteran’s Administration, as well as at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she attends on the emergency surgical service. She also volunteers as a surgeon several weeks a year in resource-limited countries, most recently Haiti and Nepal. She received her surgical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and received her MD degree from Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She majored in English Literature at Cornell University, where she received her undergraduate degree. She is a member of many surgical societies, and is a past-president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). She has also served as a reviewer for multiple journals, and recently finished a 10-year term on the Editorial Board of Archives of Surgery. She has won numerous mentoring awards, been named as a Top Doc in Philadelphia and nationally, and been featured in a Lifetime documentary on women doctors. She has given well over 100 invited lectures, and has published extensively.