About the American Board of Internal Medicine
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 health care. The Foundation collaborates with physicians
and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care 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.
One of our most significant contributions was the publication of
Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter
in 2002. Our past and present initiatives focus on promoting the
principles and commitments outlined in this seminal document.
In 2012, the Foundation launched its Choosing Wisely® campaign
to encourage clinicians to have meaningful conversations with their
patients to help avoid unnecessary tests and procedures, many of
which offer little benefit and, in some cases, do more harm than
good. What began as a partnership with nine physician specialty
societies that collectively published 45 recommendations intended
to discourage unnecessary care grew into an internationally
recognized campaign, inspiring similar efforts in more than 20
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 health care through research,
discussions, events, practice challenges and more.
Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Foundation employs seven
full-time professionals, including the EVP. The operating budget is
approximately $3.3MM, with approximately $90MM in portfolio
The Executive Vice President for the ABIM Foundation is its
chief program strategist and secondary officer. In service to the
Foundation’s mission and vision, and in close consultancy with the
Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the Executive Vice President
ensures seamless day to day operations and an unwavering
stewardship of Foundation resources. The Executive Vice President
is the Foundation’s primary spokesperson and its champion,
navigating identified - or yet to be discovered -opportunities for
collaboration in the health care space.
Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer of
the American Board of Internal Medicine (“ABIM”) and the ABIM
Foundation (“ABIMF” or “the Foundation”), the Executive Vice
President is responsible for the management and execution of the
- Develop and implement concrete strategies and tactics that
actualize and support the Foundation’s mission and vision.
- Assist the CEO and Board of Trustees in developing and
executing new strategic directions.
- Secure unanticipated creative opportunities that align with the
mission and vision of the organization.
- Monitor cutting-edge health care developments and network with
- Develop partnerships and collaborations to advance initiatives
with diverse organizations, including medical professional
organizations, health plans, employers, government agencies,
community-based organizations and health measurement and
- Design convenings that advance the Foundation’s goals in
specific topics and enhance the Foundation’s relevance and value to
the health care community, including annual Forum attended by
approximately 150 leaders in health care.
- Develop, along with the ABIM Foundation President and CEO,
strong relationships with the Board of Trustees.
- Act as an advisor and counsel to the ABIM management, lending a
wide view of the health care industry.
- Engage with and report out to the ABIM Board of Directors to
maintain strategic goals alignment.
- Inspire and lead a dedicated team and work in a matrix
structure with ABIM staff.
- Articulate and foster a transparent and collaborative internal
culture with a focus on organizational mission and vision.
- Internally support and foster the Foundation’s commitment to
diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Support and enhance the professional development of Foundation
- Support and develop continuous performance improvement in the
- Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Foundation.
- Apply the necessary resources and workforce to execute
strategies and tactics.
- Monitor and report on the Foundation’s success in achieving its
- Direct external communication with different audiences in
conjunction with the ABIM/F Communications Team.
- Assure prudent use of Foundation resources.
- Oversee and assure smooth functioning of the Board of Trustees’
- Oversee the Foundation’s strategic grants and contracts and
assure appropriate performance.
- Represent the Foundation at meetings and events, including
public speaking and other external communication about the
- Build communities of interest through relationship building and
meetings where participants actively engage.
Personal Characteristics and Experience:
The ideal candidate demonstrates the following personal
characteristics and experience:
- A strategic thinker with the ability to move from vision to
reality- from values and ideas to execution- and lead others to do
- Team engagement and development skills, adaptability,
relationship-centered leadership. A selfless, learning leader
focused on the organization and its role in the healthcare
- An unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusivity, equity, and
belonging in the workplace and across the work of ABIM and ABIMF,
and in the healthcare space.
- Skilled at navigating power differentials (between physicians
and nonphysicians), the ability to handle generative work but not
letting one group dominate, effective in building alliances.
- Personal acumen and innate vision to effectively persuade
health care insiders and those not yet engaged with the work of the
- A convenor. Able to build relationships with individuals and
organizations that support the work of ABIM/F.
- Creative, nimble, and flexible with the ability to influence
- Previous success managing change in a matrixed
- A skilled communicator, both internally and externally.
- Success managing and developing high performing teams.
- A familiarity with ABIM and/or a background that aligns with
the work of the Foundation, along with prior foundation experience,
are preferred but not required. A connection to the healthcare
space- either directly or indirectly- is essential.
Nominations and Applications: Nominations and
applications, including resume and cover letter, should be directed
ABIM/F is 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