Jun. 09, 2023
The American Board of Surgery (ABS), the national certifying body for general surgeons and related specialists, is pleased to announce Dr. Brenessa Lindeman has been elected to the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Board of Directors for the ABS. Dr. Lindeman will serve a five-year term from 2023 to 2028.
Dr. Lindeman is an associate professor and vice chair of education in the department of surgery, section chief and fellowship director for endocrine surgery, and assistant dean for graduate medical education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A native of eastern Kentucky, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Louisville and Alpha Omega Alpha as the Founder's Medalist at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed general surgery residency and earned a masters of education in the health professions at Johns Hopkins University, then completed simultaneous fellowships in endocrine surgery and surgical education at Harvard Medical School.
In addition to her new role at the ABFM, Dr. Lindeman is a councilor, director of the General Surgery Board, and incoming chair of the Assessment Committee at the ABS. She is also an associate member of the ACS Master Surgeon Educators, and her research interests are in development and assessment of competency in surgical trainees, including Entrustable Professional Activities. She has played an integral role in drafting EPAs for the ABS, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons.