American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Hoffman Named ABEM President

Gwendolyn L. Hoffman, MD of Twin Lake, Michigan, has assumed the presidency of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), which establishes the examination to evaluate physicians seeking certification in Emergency Medicine. In 1980, the first certification examination was administered, and to date 17,300 physicians have been certified by ABEM.

Dr. Hoffman has been involved in ABEM's examination process since 1983 and has served as an item writer, examiner, and team leader. She has been a member of the ABEM Board of Directors since 1994 and has served as chair of the Nominating Committee and Residency Training Information Task Force. She has also served as an oral examination editor and chief examiner for both the oral and written certifying examinations.

Dr. Hoffman received her medical degree from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine there. She completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and served as its residency director for 21 years. Currently, she is chairman of the Emergency Medicine Department and president-elect of the Medical Staff at Spectrum Health-Blodgett and Butterworth campuses in Grand Rapids, Michigan.