Board Leadership

The American Board of Ophthalmology is led by Chief Executive Officer George B. Bartley, M.D., an ABO diplomate since 1986, who actively participates in the Maintenance of Certification program. Day-to-day operations are handled by staff located just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The work of the Board is overseen by 19 Board Directors who are clinicians and academicians with specific ophthalmologic skills and a broad geographic distribution, and two Public Directors who represent the patient voice. Board Directors are chosen for a four-year term and one additional four-year term is permitted.

To develop its content and administer its examinations, the board relies on volunteers from within the profession of ophthalmology who give of their time and expertise to serve as Examiners, item writers, and content development panelists.

Diplomates of the American Board of Ophthalmology are listed in The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists, published by Marquis Who's Who. This is the authorized publication of the 24 recognized specialty Boards that certify physicians in medical and surgical specialties. The ABO publishes a list of newly certified diplomates after each exam.