Spring Meeting

Dr. Jo Buskye — American Board of Surgery

On May 6, 2021, the Academy of Surgery of Detroit was delighted to host our virtual spring meeting featuring Dr. Jo Buyske of the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Buyske discussed the recent changes to the Maintenance of Certification [MOC] process that the ABS has implemented. She also fielded questions from our surgeons.

Please watch the recording of our meeting to hear Dr. Buyske’s comments by clicking on the link below:

ASD Spring Meeting — Dr. Jo Buyske on the ABS MOC changes

Dr. Jo Buyske — President and Chief Executive Officer, American Board of Surgery

Dr. Jo Buskye, MD

Dr. Jo Buyske has been on staff at the ABS since 2008, initially as an associate executive director and director of evaluation. She was named executive director in 2017, and president and chief executive officer in 2019. Prior to that, Dr. Buyske was chief of surgery and director of minimally invasive surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, and faculty at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Still clinically active, she remains on staff at the university as an adjunct professor of surgery. Her clinical experience focuses on applications of minimally invasive surgery to all areas of general and gastrointestinal surgery.

Originally from New Jersey, she attended medical school at Columbia University and completed her general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She began her career at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, before coming to Philadelphia.

Dr. Buyske is a past president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and a former ABS director. She was elected to the ABS in 2006, serving on the board of directors for two years before being hired as associate executive director. Dr. Buyske is also on the board of directors of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), ensuring that the voice of the surgical community is heard in ABMS deliberations. She is certified by the ABS in general surgery.

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