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The Mission of the ABIM Foundation with Dr. Richard J. Baron

April 5, 2023

Richard J. Baron, MD, MACP, is president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation. In this timely and important podcast, Baron discusses the history and mission of the ABIM and its role in healthcare in the United States. The ABIM, most recently, has taken on the issue of medical misinformation and how it has contributed to the deterioration of trust in medicine and science.

Baron discusses, in detail, a recent piece in The New England Journal of Medicine where he and his co-author discuss the importance of the medical profession maintaining independence from political interference and the consequences of attempts to politicize medical issues. Baron expands on how this situation is having an impact on physicians, their patients, and medicine.

As a bonus, host Mike Sacopulos and Dr. Baron discuss Baron’s undergraduate degree in English and how those studies helped both his writing and his skills as a physician leader.

Protecting the Legitimacy of Medical Expertise by Richard J. Baron, MD, and Carl H. Coleman, JD

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