The ABR Board of Trustees (BOT) is adding two members: Steven J. Frank, MD, and Ashok Gupta, MD. Both appointments take effect at the fall board meeting in October.
Dr. Frank is an endowed tenured professor of radiation oncology and holds the Bessie McGoldrick Professorship in Clinical Research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is the executive director of the Particle Therapy Institute and deputy head of strategy for the division of radiation oncology. Dr. Frank is past chair of the head and neck oral exam committee for the ABR. Dr. Frank graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a history degree in 1991, was a nuclear engineer in the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program until 1995, and earned his master’s in general science at the Emory University School of Medicine in 2000. He performed a two-month prostate brachytherapy fellowship at Seattle Prostate Institute in 2004 and completed his radiation oncology residency at MD Anderson in 2005.
Dr. Gupta is a private practice diagnostic radiologist in Las Vegas. After growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and attending college at the University of Nebraska, he went to medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His formal education in radiology came via residency at the University of Michigan Clinics and Hospitals followed by an abdominal imaging fellowship at Duke University in 2002. After graduation, he joined a private practice group in Phoenix and eventually settled in Las Vegas in 2006. During the past several years, Dr. Gupta has continued to devote time to student and resident education. Lectures and group discussion topics include the field of abdominal imaging and diagnostic radiology, and the economics of medicine. Outside of work, he enjoys his family, sports, and a nice glass of wine.
The BOT advances the quality, relevance, and effectiveness of the ABR’s exams for Initial Certification and Continuing Certification (MOC) across fields in radiology and medical physics. Trustees make decisions about exam goals, format, content, assembly, delivery, scoring, and feedback. BOT members have specialty and subspecialty expertise reflecting major areas of clinical practice.