Top ex­ecs Cas­sel and Lewin step down from posts

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The top ex­ec­u­tives of two prom­i­nent physi­cian or­ga­ni­za­tions plan to step down. Dr. Chris­tine Cas­sel will leave her posts as pres­i­dent and CEO of the Amer­i­can Board of In­ter­nal Medicine and the ABIM Foun­da­tion in July 2013, when her cur­rent term ends. The Amer­i­can Col­lege of Car­di­ol­ogy an­nounced that CEO Dr. Jack Lewin will leave his post to pur­sue other op­por­tu­ni­ties. Cas­sel as­sumed ABIM’S top po­si­tion in 2003. Dur­ing her ten­ure, she spear­headed a num­ber of pro­grams on cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and qual­ity im­prove­ment, in­clud­ing the ABIM Foun­da­tion’s re­cently launched Choos­ing Wisely cam­paign, aimed at re­duc­ing health­care waste and overuse. An ex­pert in the fields of ge­ri­atrics, qual­ity im­prove­ment and med­i­cal ethics, Cas­sel’s past roles in­clude stints as pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Fed­er­a­tion for Ag­ing Re­search and pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Col­lege of Physi­cians. She was No. 30 on Mod­ern Health­care/mod­ern Physi­cian’s 50 Most In­flu­en­tial Physi­cian Ex­ec­u­tives in Health­care list in 2011. ABIM and the ABIM Foun­da­tion said they would be­gin a na­tional search this sum­mer for Cas­sel’s suc­ces­sor. Lewin led the ACC for more than five years at the job, start­ing in Novem­ber 2006. The or­ga­ni­za­tion did not say when Lewin’s de­par­ture would be ef­fec­tive but noted that Tom Arend, the ACC’S gen­eral coun­sel and COO, will fill in as in­terim chief staff of­fi­cer along­side the col­lege’s team of se­nior vice pres­i­dents while the ACC searches for a new CEO. Lewin was No. 78 on Mod­ern Health­care’s 100 Most In­flu­en­tial Peo­ple in Health­care list in 2011. Be­fore join­ing the ACC, Lewin was CEO of the Cal­i­for­nia Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion.

Cas­sel will leave ABIM in July 2013.

Lewin led the ACC for more than five years.

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