This job has expired

President and Chief Executive Officer

The American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Dec 27, 2023

View more

Internal Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Employment Type

About the American Board of Internal Medicine:

Since its founding in 1936 to answer a public call to establish more uniform standards for physicians, certification by ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 20 subspecialties. Certification has meant that internists have demonstrated—to their peers and to the public—that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care.

ABIM is not a membership society, but a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization. ABIM’s accountability is both to the profession of medicine and to the public.

ABIM certifies approximately one out of every four physicians in the United States; there are currently more than 220,000 ABIM Board Certified physicians.

About the ABIM Foundation:

Created in 1989 by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation develops and implements projects in support of its mission to advance medical professionalism to improve healthcare. The Foundation collaborates with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, healthcare delivery systems, payers, policymakers, consumer organizations, and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice.

The Foundation’s current focus, Building Trust, aims to elevate the importance of trust as an essential organizing principle to guide operations and improvements in healthcare through research, discussions, events, practice challenges and more.

The President and CEO (“CEO”) for the American Board of Internal Medicine (“ABIM”) and the ABIM Foundation (“the Foundation”) is the chief visionary and executive officer. In service to the mission of both organizations, and in close partnership with the ABIM Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Trustees, the CEO is responsible for the overall leadership and engagement of high-performing, dedicated organizations and the unwavering stewardship of their resources. The CEO serves as the primary spokesperson for, and champion of ABIM and the Foundation, actively pursuing opportunities for collaboration within the ever-changing and diverse healthcare environment.

Reporting to the Boards of ABIM and the Foundation, and managing a senior executive team comprised of physicians, scientists, and operational leaders in non-profit and assessment operations, the CEO is responsible for the following:

Transformational Leadership and Strategy:

The CEO defines clear, mission-aligned strategic and operational goals and an ambitious vision for ABIM and the Foundation. They leverage their authenticity and expertise, cultivate empathy, and build trust to advance these objectives and lead the organizations to an inspiring future state.

Operational Management:

The CEO provides executive operational leadership for diverse and agile organizations as they embrace innovative transformation. For ABIM, this work is specifically focused on developing and enhancing certification programs for internists and subspecialists in support of providing exceptional patient care.

Relationship and Coalition Building:

The CEO will continue to build and nurture new and existing external relationships with various stakeholders—keeping their perspectives open to and aware of untapped opportunities for collaboration—in support of advancing the missions of ABIM and the Foundation.

Mission Alignment:

Principled, focused, and with an openness to adapt to the evolving healthcare ecosystem, the CEO will support and champion the mission and values of ABIM and the Foundation through a demonstrated commitment to patient-centered care, diversity, and innovation.

Talent Management:

The CEO enthusiastically supports the recruitment and ongoing engagement of top talent from a broad range of industries and backgrounds. The CEO is the chief culture officer, supporting an inclusive and diverse community of professionals inspired by ABIM and the Foundation’s strategic and operational goals, with an affinity for the missions of both organizations.


The CEO candidate is an experienced, ABIM board-certified internist or subspecialist with the following personal characteristics and experience:

  • A demonstrated commitment to the ABIM and Foundation missions.

  • A proven background of executive support for diversity, inclusivity, equity, and belonging both within an organization and across the healthcare space.

  • Empathic leadership—with an open mind and outlook—when engaging with ABIM and Foundation colleagues, governance, diplomates, and external partners.

  • Innately curious, intellectually nimble, and open to emerging trends, technology, and innovation.

  • Actively engaged and authentic, with ability to inspire internal and external stakeholders alike.

  • Prior accomplishments managing and developing high-performing teams.

Nominations and Applications: Nominations and applications, including resume and cover letter, should be directed to [email protected].

ABIM and the ABIM Foundation are committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, health status, genetic information, disability, national origin, or ancestry, marital or familial status, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert