Examination Committee

ABOMS Examination Committee

Members of the ABOMS Examination Committee perform many duties specific to the Board Certification process. In addition to  participating as an Examiner and preparing cases for the Oral Certifying Examination (OCE), they are also responsible for submitting items for the Qualifying Examination (QE) and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In-service Training Examination (OMSITE).

Examination Committee members are selected by the Board of Directors at each spring meeting.

Interested in applying to be an Examiner? Click here for more information! Applications open in August and close in October.


Meet the Examination Committee 

Tara Aghaloo*

Sherman Oaks, CA

Suganya Appugounder*

Minneapolis, MN

Jon Bailey

Urbana, IL

Mark Beehner*

Rio Verde, AZ

Richard Berger

Berkeley, CA

David Bitonti

Virginia Beach, VA

George Blakey

Chapel Hill, NC

Todd Brandt

Waynesboro, VA

Tuan Bui

Fargo, ND

Anthony Bunnell**

Jacksonville, FL

Richard Burton

Iowa City, IA

Kamal Busaidy

Houston, TX

Curt Cain

Georgetown, TX

Ronald Caloss

Jackson, MS

Lionel Candelaria

Albuquerque, NM

Vincent Carrao

Fort Lee, NJ

Angelle Casagrande

Tucson, AZ

Paul Casmedes

Austin, TX

Srinivasa Chandra*

Mercer Island, WA

Radhika Chigurupati

Boston, MA

Nam Cho

Glendale, CA

Joli Chou*

Philadelphia, PA

Joseph Cillo

Pittsburgh, PA

Paul Ciuci

Milford, CT

David Cummings

Mission Viejo, CA

Thaer Daifallah**

Overland Park, KS

Jason Dashow**

Anchorage, AK

Dean DeLuke*

Richmond, VA

Valmont Desa

Omaha, NE

Robert Diecidue

Villanova, PA

Donita Dyalram

Baltimore, MD

Nathan Eberle*

Weston, FL

Jeffrey Elo

Pomona, CA

Hany Emam*

Powell, OH

Michael English*

Willard, NC

David Fallah

El Paso, TX

Elie Ferneini

Waterbury,  CT

Luis Ferrer-Nuin

San Juan, PR

Bud Fidler

Goldsboro, NC

Elda Fisher

Durham, NC

Steve Fletcher

Iowa City, IA

Pedro Franco

Irving, TX

Earl Freymiller

Chatsworth, CA

Micheal Gentile

Chesapeake, VA

Tamer Goksel

Fort Campbell, KY

Christopher Haggerty

Lee's Summit, MO

Michael Han*

Chicago, IL

Earl Hasegawa

Kahului, HI

James Henderson

Charleston, WV

Alan Herford

Loma Linda, CA

David Hunter

Southlake, TX

Raza Hussain

Chicago, IL

Courtney Jatana

Columbus, OH

Doug Johnson

Anastasia  Island, FL

Ankur Johri**

Allentown, PA

Robert Julian

Fresno, CA

Vasiliki Karlis

Greenwich, CT

Katherine Keeley

Henderson, NV

Karen Keith

El Paso, TX

Brian Kelley*

Lafayette, LA

Kevin Kempers

Boise, ID

David Kim

Shreveport, LA

King Kim

Rockledge, FL

JD Kisella

Matthews, NC

Alia Koch

Tenafly, NJ

Antonia Kolokythas

Rochester, NY

Jack Krajekian*

Hurricane, WV

Deepak Krishnan

Cincinnati, OH

Benjamin Kur*

Hawthorne, NY

Carl Labella

Helotes, TX

Edward Lahey

Boston, MA

Janice Lee

Bethesda, MD

Jesse Lee

Virginia Beach, VA

Susie Lin

Nashville, TN

John Lupori*

Steamboat Springs, CO

Killian MacCarthy

South Portland, ME

Ashley Manlove**

Champaign, IL

Amir Marashi

Charlotte, NC

Michael Markiewicz*

Buffalo, NY

Glenn Maron

Atlanta, GA

Nima Massoomi*

Cupertino, CA

Suzanne McCormick

Encinitas, CA

Robert McNeill*

Garland, TX

Daniel Meara**

Wilmington, DE

Uday Mehta**

Tampa, FL

James Melville**

Bellaire, TX

Brian Murphy

Clinton Township, MI

Greg Ness

Columbus, OH

Brandon Newell

De Pere, WI

Alexis Olsson

Oak Brook, IL

Wayne Ozaki*

Los Angeles, CA

Neeraj Panchal*

Philadelphia, PA

Chan Park

Oakland, CA

Zachary Peacock**

Lexington, MA

Daniel Perez

San Antonio, TX

Leonel Perez

Damascus, MD

Rawle Philbert

Dallas, TX

Julia Plevnia

Parker, CO

Lee Pollan

Pittsford, NY

Jason Portnof

Parkland, FL

Kathlyn Powell

Birmingham, AL

Michael Ray

Plano, TX

Gwendolyn Reeve*

Fairfield, CT

Shravan Renapurkar*

Richmond, VA

Cory Resnick

Boston, MA

Tracey Rosenberg**

Plainview, NY

Ramon Ruiz

Orlando, FL

Sara Runnels

Walpole, MA

Michael Safian

Shelton, CT

Salam Salman

Jacksonville, FL

Randy Sanovich**

Dallas, TX

Thomas Schlieve

Dallas, TX

Nathan Schroeder

Peoria, IL

Joshua Segal

Brooklyn, NY

Jonathan Shum*

Houston, TX

Constantine Simos*

New Brunswick, NJ

Jim Solomon

Charlottesville, VA

Roger Spampata

Lansdale, PA

Randall Stastny

Cincinnati, OH

Barry Steinberg

Jacksonville, FL

Richard Szumita

Little Falls, NJ

R. John Tannyhill

Belmont, MA

Jayini Thakker*

Loma Linda, CA

Tibebu Tsegga

San Antonio, TX

Ashok Veeranki

Tracy, CA

Peter Vellis**

Bedford, NH

Chris Viozzi

Rochester, MN

James Ward

Pottstown, PA

Tom Weil

Austin, TX

Dean Whitman*

Apopka, FL

Monty Wilson*

Orange, CA

Melvyn Yeoh

Lexington, KY

* An asterisk next to a name means that the Examiner is a junior member of the Examination Committee. Junior Examiners are responsible for submitting computer-based testing and Certification Maintenance questions and cases. Successful performance in this role allows an Examiner an opportunity to be selected by the Board to serve as an Examiner for the Oral Certifying Examination.

** A double asterisk next to a name means that the Examiner is a newly appointed Junior Examiner 


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Click here to see a list of Committee members for the CAQ in Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery

CAQ in Peds CMF (C&CF) Committee

Click here to see a list of Committee members for the CAQ in Pediatric Craniomaxillofacial Surgery (Cleft and Craniofacial)


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Leadership Positions

Examination Committee
Co-Chairs

Todd Brandt
Paul Ciuci
Steve Fletcher
Chris Haggerty
Deepak Krishnan
Janice Lee
Glenn Maron
Ramon  Ruiz

Examination Committee Section Editors

Curt Cain
Vincent Carrao
Radhika Chigurupati
Mike Gentile

Examination Committee Content Experts

Gary Bouloux
Todd Brandt
Curt Cain
Jasjit Dillon
Luis Ferrer-Nuin
Pedro Franco
Tamer Goksel
Antonia Kolokythas
Janice Lee
Robert Nustad