Leaders at ACGME announce retirement plans

Feb 01, 2007

Doris Stoll, PhD, executive director of the residency review committees for urology and three other surgical specialties at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, has retired after 17 years of service to the Council. Separately, David C. Leach, MD, executive director of the ACGME, has announced that he will retire in September 2007.

Doris Stoll, PhD, executive director of the residency review committees for urology and three other surgical specialties at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, has retired after 17 years of service to the Council. Separately, David C. Leach, MD, executive director of the ACGME, has announced that he will retire in September 2007.

Dr. Stoll, a certified nurse anesthetist with a doctorate in education and health policy, joined the ACGME in 1989.

“Doris has contributed much to our organization and brings a refreshing attitude that no problem is too tough to handle,” Dr. Leach said. “Her gifts are deeply rooted in her clinical skills and background, and she brings that pragmatic dimension to the field and to us.”

Dr. Leach was named executive director of the ACGME in 1996. Under his guidance, ACGME moved to an outcomes-based emphasis on evaluating programs, adopted common duty hour standards, created a long-term strategic plan, moved to computerized data collection, and developed an online learning portfolio system for residents.