HMH surgeon completes board certification

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    NASHVILLE –
    Howard Memorial
    Hospital is pleased
    to announce that Dr.
    Luis Barandiaran has
    completed his Board
    Certification with the
    American Board of
    Surgery for the fourth
    time. Dr. Barandiaran
    began practicing
    general surgery at
    Howard Memorial
    Hospital in 2002.
    He completed his
    residency program at
    Cook County Hospital
    in Chicago, IL.
    According to Tom
    Biester, Director of
    Psychometrics & Data
    Analysis, American
    Board of Surgery;
    3,231 Diplomates
    have certified/recertified
    four times,
    22 have done so five
    times to date.
    The American
    Board of Surgery
    is an independent,
    nonprofit organization
    founded in 1937 to
    provide board certification
    to individuals
    who have met a
    defined standard of
    education, training
    and knowledge in the
    field of surgery.
    Surgeons certified
    by the ABS, known
    as diplomats, have
    completed at least
    five years of residency
    training following
    medical school, met
    all ABS training requirements,
    and successfully
    completed
    the ABS examination
    process.
    Once certified,
    ABS diplomats must
    maintain their certification
    by completing
    continuing education
    and assessment
    activities, including a
    written examination at
    10-year intervals.
    Since 1976 the
    ABS has issued timelimited
    certificates
    that must be renewed
    every 10 years.
    The ABS offers
    board certification
    in surgery (general
    surgery), vascular
    surgery, pediatric
    surgery, surgical
    critical care, complex
    general surgery oncology,
    hand surgery,
    and hospice and palliative
    medicine.
    “I am so pleased
    Dr. Barandiaran
    chooses to maintain
    his board certification
    and congratulate
    him for doing so a
    fourth time. Having
    general surgery
    available at Howard
    Memorial Hospital is
    a tremendous asset
    for the communities
    HMH serves. Between
    Luis Barandiaran, MD
    and John Hearnsberger,
    MD, HMH
    has general surgery
    coverage available 24
    hours a day, seven
    days a week. As the
    CEO of HMH, I realize
    how fortunate we are
    to have both of them
    on staff and appreciate
    their dedication
    and commitment to
    the surgery program
    at HMH”, according to
    Debra Wright.

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