Dr. Richard N. Nelson of Westerville was recently chosen president-elect of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).

Dr. Richard N. Nelson of Westerville was recently chosen president-elect of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).

Nelson is a professor and vice chair of clinical affairs in the department of emergency medicine at The Ohio State University.

The ABEM establishes the credentialing requirements and examinations to evaluate physicians who seek certification in emergency medicine.

Nelson has served the ABEM in many positions since 1983 and has been a member of its board of directors since July 2004.