Dr. Terrance Peabody Elected Secretary of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Northwestern Medicine
Orthopaedics November 01, 2016

Terrance Peabody, MDTerrance Peabody, MD, the Edwin Warner Ryerson professor of orthopaedic surgery and chair of orthopaedic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, has been elected as Secretary of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) for a one-year term.​

The Board consists of 21 members, which includes 12 Active Directors, six Senior Directors, two Directors-Elect, and one Public Member Director. All members serve one 10-year term while the Public Member Director serves a three-year term. Nominations come from the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. Each organization nominates four physicians two out of every three years and the Board votes for one candidate from each slate. Officers are current Board members elected by other Board members.
Peabody was elected to the Board in 2011. He was most recently Chair of the Maintenance of Certification Committee. At Northwestern Medicine, Peabody specializes in treating patients with bone and soft tissue cancer.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inc. was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent organization to serve the best interests of the public and the medical profession. These interests are achieved through the ABOS by establishing standards for the education of orthopaedic surgeons. These standards are evaluated by the ABOS through examinations and practice evaluations. More information can be found at abos.org.​

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