Interim Dean Bumpous named President of ABOHNS

Posted on April 19, 2024
Interim Dean Bumpous named President of ABOHNS

Interim Dean Jeffrey Bumpous, MD

The University of Louisville School of Medicine is proud to announce the appointment of interim dean Jeffrey Bumpous, MD, to president of the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS).

The president of the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) holds a vital position within the organization, tasked with overseeing various facets of board operations, growth, and mission fulfillment. In this role, Bumpous will play a key role in leading the certification processes, which encompasses primary certification in the specialty, subspecialty certifications, focused practice designations, and continuous certification. This includes working with executive leadership and committee chairs to develop examination materials, organize assessments, and review credentials and ethics issues.

Bumpous is working with the board on significant enhancements to the primary certification process by incorporating additional peer review and an oral exam based on physicians' own cases in practice. The goal is to execute this process in a fair, equitable, meaningful, and efficient manner, thereby upholding public confidence and trust in the board. The board has a newly published strategic plan which aligns with its mission, vision, and core purpose; Bumpous hopes to embrace these strategic initiatives and drive positive initiatives within ABOHNS to advance its commitment to professional excellence and public trust.

The impact Bumpous hopes to have on ABOHNS is deeply rooted in the organization's rich history and commitment to serving the public. Entering its 100th year as a medical board, the organization remains dedicated to evolving with the medical landscape, embracing advancements such as technology, artificial intelligence, and changing practice models. By adopting a forward-thinking approach as outlined in its Strategic Plan, ABOHNS aims to uphold its core values while adapting to contemporary practices to ensure the delivery of high-quality healthcare services to the public.

“We aim to be innovative in how we adapt with the changing medical landscape and how that applies to the practice of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,” said interim dean Jeffrey Bumpous, “It is an honor to get to be a part of leading that charge.”

The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery serves a critical role in the healthcare ecosystem by prioritizing the needs of the public above all else. Unlike many trade organizations that focus on promoting specialties or professionals, ABOHNS places a strong emphasis on serving the recipients of healthcare. The organization is committed to providing accessible, safe, caring, and effective healthcare services to individuals relying on its expertise. By maintaining a steadfast focus on patient welfare, ABOHNS demonstrates its unwavering dedication to upholding the highest standards of medical practice.

Read more on the ABOHNS and dean Bumpous’s appointment on the ABOHNS website.