ECFMG Fast Facts
- Established in 1956
- Private, nonprofit organization
- Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Employs more than 800 people
ECFMG is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of two nominees from each of its organizational members, up to eight Trustees-at-Large, and ECFMG’s President, who serves as a voting member of the Board.
Francis L. Counselman, M.D., C.P.E.
Eastern Virginia Medical School Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Thomas E. Norris, M.D.
Physician Coach and Speaker
Professor and Chair of Family Medicine Emeritus
University of Washington School of Medicine
Barbara Barzansky, Ph.D., M.H.P.W.
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education and LCME Co-secretary
American Medical Association
Nyapati R. Rao, M.D., M.S.
The Von Tauber Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Nassau University Medical Center
East Meadow, New York
Peter F. Buckley, M.D.
Dean, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for
Medical Affairs (effective January 17, 2017)
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Maryellen E. Gusic, M.D.
Senior Advisor for Educational Affairs
Professor of Medical Education
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Steven Robert Craig, M.D.
Executive Director, Des Moines Area Medical Education Consortium and
Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Student Affairs (Des Moines Branch Campus)
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Des Moines, Iowa
Andrew T. Filak, Jr., M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Pamela Blizzard, M.B.A.
Research Triangle High School
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Ram R. Krishna, M.D.
Asqual Getaneh, M.D., M.P.H.
MedStar Health Research Institute
Dotun Ogunyemi, M.D.
Professor & Systems Vice Chair, Patient Safety and Quality
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Beaumont Health/Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Royal Oak, Michigan
Ronald R. Blanck, D.O.
Chairman and Partner
Martin, Blanck & Associates
Falls Church, Virginia
Patrick Courtin, Ph.D.
Joe G.N. Garcia, M.D.
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences
University of Arizona
Cynthia Haines, M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, International Services
Boston Children’s Hospital
Steven D. Kirkpatrick
Main Line HealthCare Physician Network
Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, M.D., M.S.P.H., M.B.A.
Associate Vice President–Health Sciences
Anne M. Murphy, J.D.
James F. Pelegano, M.D., M.S.
Senior Director Global Initiatives
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, New York
William W. Pinsky, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
ECFMG Fast Facts
ECFMG issued the first Standard ECFMG Certificates in 1958. Since then, it has certified more than 320,000 international medical graduates.
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