DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) Board of Directors has named Wilma I. Larsen, MD, as an Associate Executive Director beginning March 1, 2017. In this new role, she will focus on directing the certification and Maintenance of Certification examinations and assessment processes. Dr. Larsen is currently the Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor Scott and White Health in Temple, Texas. She also is an Associate Professor and the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship program director in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Texas A & M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. "Dr. Larsen has shown great leadership as an educator and clinician, and she shares our commitment to establishing certification standards and processes to help assure that diplomates have the knowledge and skills to provide high quality care," said Dr. Deborah A. Driscoll, MD, President of the ABOG Board of Directors. "Her participation in ABOG exam development and as a specialty and subspecialty certification examiner will be invaluable as we strive to maintain excellent assessment programs." "Dr. Larsen has shown great leadership throughout her military, academic and clinical career," said Dr. Larry Gilstrap, MD, ABOG Executive Director. "Her clinical expertise as a specialist and FPMRS subspecialist and strong academic research background will help us move forward to serve our diplomates and ultimately their patients." "ABOG has provided an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to our profession in a new and unique way," said Dr. Larsen. "We must always aspire to have meaningful and relevant assessments in the fast changing world of modern Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health Care. I share ABOG's commitment to continuing to develop high standards for certification to ensure that women in our country receive high quality care."