Brian Aboff, M.D., MMM, FACP, was installed as president of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) on July 1.
The international organization of accredited internal medicine residency programs has more than 4,500 members from more than 370 programs. Representing a diverse group of people with a common mission, APDIM supports program directors, associate program directors, program administrators, faculty, chief residents and other staff who are dedicated to graduate medical education in internal medicine. Dr. Aboff serves Christiana Care as the associate chair for education and he has been the Internal Medicine and Transitional Year program director since 2005.
He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and completed his internal medicine residency training at the Vanderbilt University Hospital. After serving an additional year as a chief medical resident, Dr. Aboff spent four years in the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base where he served as the chief of General Internal Medicine.
A general internist and medical educator, Dr. Aboff joined Christiana Care in 1993. He completed a master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2014.
In addition to his APDIM work, Dr. Aboff recently completed a term as chair of ACGME’s Transitional Year Review Committee.
He has been named one of the “Top Doctors” by Delaware Today magazine, is a Teacher of the Year award winner and is a recipient of the Leonard Lang Award given by the Delaware Chapter of the American College of Physicians to honor a physician and chapter member who “exemplifies in his or her personal and professional life the qualities of an outstanding internist.”