selected as President and CEO of ABP
Also, we applaud the appointment of one of our own, Dr. David Nichols
, as the next president and CEO of The American Board of Pediatrics
One of the original and founding members of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, FAAP, and Vice Dean for Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was selected as president and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) effective in December.
succeeds James A. Stockman III, MD, FAAP, who has led the ABP
for the past 20 years.
Dr. Nichols received a BA in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University in 1973 and obtained his MD with honors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1977.
After completing residencies and fellowships in pediatrics, anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesia and critical care medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, he joined the Hopkins faculty in 1984.
From 1984 to 1987, Dr. Nichols was associate director of the residency education program in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.
He became director of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care and of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in 1988.
The division was merged with pediatric anesthesiology under Dr. Nichols'
leadership in 1997.
During this period, he
trained and mentored more than 50 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom now are professors or directors of PICUs in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Nichols became a full professor of anesthesiology/critical care medicine and pediatrics in 1998 and a professor of education in 2005.
has written more than 80 professional journal articles and abstracts, held 17 guest professorships, headed more than 20 symposia and delivered more than 115 guest lectures.
He also has been editor in chief of the leading textbooks in pediatric critical care medicine and edited Rogers Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care and Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children.
Named vice dean for education in 2000, Dr. Nichols oversaw undergraduate, graduate, residency, postdoctoral and continuing medical education programs, as well as the Welch Medical Library.
He has led a wide variety of significant initiatives to improve the school of medicine's innovative use of technology in education; update the medical school's curriculum; improve faculty development by revising tenure and promotion guidelines; restructure graduate medical education; oversee the design of a new $50 million medical education building; and enhance diversity throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Perhaps his his
least well known accomplishment is that he
has put up with my craziness for over 30 years and has remained my best friend and brother.