GILLETTE, WY –
Stanford Israelsen, Orthopaedic surgeon at
Powder River Orthopedics & Spine (PROS), a Campbell County Medical Group clinic; recently earned Board
Certification from the
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).
Dr. Israelsen joins PROS physicians
Dr. Hans Kioschos and
Dr. Nathan Simpson, who are board certified in orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Robert Grunfeld is board eligible for certification.
Board certification is a voluntary program in which specialists seek to
improve their performance and demonstrate a commitment to their profession.
To be eligible for board certification, Dr. Israelsen successfully completed
a five-year residency program in orthopaedic surgery and passed the rigorous
ABOS computer-based examination, encompassing all facets of orthopaedic surgery.
Two years later Dr. Israelsen’s clinical competence was evaluated
through a credentialing process called ABOS Part II, an oral examination.
Experienced surgeons selected 12 of Dr. Israelsen’s surgical cases
performed over a recent six-month period and evaluated specific skills
such as data gathering and interpretive skills, diagnostic skills, treatment
expertise, technical skills, patient outcomes and applied orthopaedic
and medical knowledge.
After passing both the written and oral examinations, Dr. Israelsen is
considered Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, or a diplomate of the
ABOS. The certification is valid for 10 years, and then the diplomate
must complete a recertification process, which includes an exam, peer
review and continuing education.
The ABOS was founded in 1934 as a private, voluntary, nonprofit, independent
organization to serve the best interests of the public and medical profession.
The ABOS establishes standards for the education of orthopaedic surgeons
and evaluates these standards through examinations and practice evaluations.
Karen Clarke, Director