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Kay Nelson, Exam Publisher, Retires After 30 Years at ABOG

January 10, 2023


The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) announces the retirement of Kay Nelson, Exam Publisher, effective March 3, 2023.


Kay began her career at ABOG in March of 1993. Over the past 30 years, Kay has been an instrumental force in helping develop, deliver, and facilitate ABOG’s annual Qualifying, Certifying, Maintenance of Certification, Focused Practice, and Re-Entry Examinations. 


Throughout her years of service, Kay has seen ABOG grow and change in various ways. One special memory that sticks out to her was when she helped transition the administration of ABOG’s examinations from a physical format to a digital format. 


“Almost every year I’ve worked here has brought on something new and different,” Kay said. “Switching from paper to computer only was a big change for my job, and I think it’s great that ABOG always continues to evolve.” 


Kay said she will miss her coworkers and the family atmosphere at ABOG. Her favorite parts of her job included collaborating with and working alongside OB GYN doctors, editing and developing test questions, and traveling and meeting new people. 


“Kay has been such a valued member of our team, leading by example, and adapting to change with her positive disposition,” Dr. Pooja Shivraj, ABOG’s Chief of Psychometrics and Research, said. “She has taught me so much over the years and it has been an absolute joy working with her, learning from her and her experience, and watching her absorb new knowledge from others. We will miss her as she moves into this next phase of her life.” 


Kay’s tireless contributions and commitment to ABOG, its mission, and the field of women’s health will be remembered by many. We would like to congratulate Kay on her 30 years of service, and we wish her the best of luck in her retirement. 


“ABOG has been a second home to me,” Kay said. “The things I learned here will stay with me forever, and I am grateful to have done my part in contributing to uphold the quality of women’s health care.”