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Board of Trustees

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.

American Board of Medical Specialties

Barry S. Smith, M.D.
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Kevin B. Weiss, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Vice President, Institutional Accreditation
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Chicago, Illinois

American Medical Association

Rajam Ramamurthy, M.D.
Rita & William Head Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Developmental Neonatology
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas

Paul H. Rockey, M.D., M.P.H.
Scholar in Residence
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Chicago, Illinois

Association of American Medical Colleges

Karen H. Antman, M.D.
Provost, Boston University Medical Campus
Dean, School of Medicine
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts

Carol A. Aschenbrener, M.D.
Chief Medical Education Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, D.C.

Association for Hospital Medical Education

Andrew T. Filak, Jr., M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Steven E. Minnick, M.D., M.B.A.
Director of Medical Education
St. John Hospital and Medical Center
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc.

Pamela Blizzard, M.B.A.
Executive Director
Contemporary Science Center
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Ram R. Krishna, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon
Yuma, Arizona

National Medical Association

Asqual Getaneh, M.D., M.P.H.
MedStar Health Research Institute
Hyattsville, Maryland

Dotun Ogunyemi, M.D.
Clinical Services Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California


Ronald R. Blanck, D.O.
Chairman and Partner
Martin, Blanck & Associates
Falls Church, Virginia

Patrick Courtin, Ph.D.
Harvard, Massachusetts

Albert G. Deana, C.P.A.
ParenteBeard, LLC
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philip L. Gildenberg, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.*
Houston, Texas

Cynthia Haines, M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, International Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sade Kosoko-Lasaki, M.D., M.S.P.H., M.B.A.
Associate Vice President–Health Sciences
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska

Anne M. Murphy, J.D.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

James F. Pelegano, M.D., M.S.
Program Director, Masters in Healthcare Quality and Safety
Thomas Jefferson School of Population Health
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Emmanuel G. Cassimatis, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

*Dr. Gildenberg resigned from the ECFMG Board of Trustees in March 2014.

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ECFMG Fast Facts

  • Established in 1956
  • Private, nonprofit organization
  • Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Employs more than 800 people

ECFMG issued the first Standard ECFMG Certificates in 1958. Since then, it has certified more than 320,000 international medical graduates.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Evaluating the qualifications of international medical graduates
  • International medical schools
  • Physician credentials related to medical education, training, and licensure
  • Assessing clinical skills
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