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The American Board of Pediatrics Should Close Up Shop—Reply

David G. Nichols, MD, MBA1
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1The American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(3):288. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.3112.
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In Reply I thank Dr Bergman for his letter and welcome the opportunity to respond to his suggestion that the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) should close up shop. Dr Bergman frames his major arguments from the perspectives of history, technology, and professionalism.

Article InformationCorresponding Author: David G. Nichols, MD, MBA, the American Board of Pediatrics, 111 Silver Cedar Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1513 (dnichols@abpeds.org).

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Nichols serves on the Data Commons Board of Directors, as committee cochair of the American Board of Medical Specialties Special Committee on the Physician Scientist, and is chair of the Medbiquitous Board of Directors.

Additional Information: Dr Nichols serves as president and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics.


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March 1, 2015
Abraham B. Bergman, MD
1Department of Pediatrics, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(3):287-288. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.3108.
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