The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) is a non-profit organization that board certifies obstetricians and gynecologists (OB GYNs) and offers continuing certification to OB GYNs in the United States and Canada. ABOG is always seeking individuals from diverse professional backgrounds to join our growing team in Uptown Dallas. ABOG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) seeks an accomplished physician leader to become its next Executive Director (ED). Since its founding in 1927, ABOG has delivered on its mission to define standards in the field, certify obstetricians and gynecologists (OB GYNS), and facilitate continuous learning to advance knowledge, practice, and professionalism in women's health.
The next Executive Director will inherit an essential institution with a strong operation in solid financial standing prepared to continue advancing its mission in an increasingly complex world. Over 36,000 OB GYN physicians are currently certified by ABOG and actively maintain their certification. More than 65,000 OB GYNs have been certified over the life of the organization, and there are 2,000 more specialists and subspecialists certified every year. In 2024, ABOG’s new home, a state-of-the-art building located in Uptown Dallas, will open, allowing for more useable office and meeting spaces, as well as on-site testing.
ABOG’s next leader will build on these foundations as the organization looks to the era ahead. With significant influence on the standards of certification in OB GYN, there is potential in the coming years for ABOG to further shape the field and its evolution. ABOG’s critical work of certifying OB GYNs for practice has never been more important, and this Executive Director willseize the moment on behalf of diplomates and patients. In addition, ABOG has been regarded as a leading board within the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and serves as an influential player in the domain of certification beyond OB GYN; the future holds opportunity to expand this dimension of ABOG’s impact.
The next ED must be a visionary leader eager to guide the institution through the challenges and opportunities ahead. They will be equal parts proactively planful and responsive to changing conditions. Reporting to and working alongside the ABOG Board of Directors and with the support of the staff, the ED will represent ABOG’s voice and interests within the ABMS; serve as a thought leader regarding certification broadly; set the organizational strategy to ensure that certification and maintenance of certification are aligned with ABMS standards and relevant and responsive to the needs of providers; fortify the institution’s steady financial foundations; continually build and support an excellent staff; be a leader in addressing issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the specialty; serve as an effective spokesperson while bolstering relationships with important external entities and affiliate organizations; lead the completion of and transition into the new building; and maximize use of the new space.
The next Executive Director is expected to be chosen in the spring of 2023, with the selected candidate formally taking office in late 2023. An ABOG-certified OB GYN, the ideal candidate will bring considerable administrative credibility, as well as experience with graduate medical education and certification. Exceptional leadership, an ability to present and inspire around a shared vision, and talent for building and managing teams are required. They will be an effective, clear, and authentic communicator, a sincere listener, and bring evidence of career-long and steadfast commitment to standards of excellence in women’s health.
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ABOG has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent in confidence to the following:
Ariannah Mirick, Partner
Natalie Leonhard, Partner
Chloe Kanas, Managing Associate