of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster). Dr. Cassimatis is a member of the U.S. Medical License Examination Composite Committee and the World Federation for Medical Education Executive Council, and president of the Hellenic American Psychiatric Association (APA). He was a delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA) House from the AMSUS for many years, and was a member and chair of the AMA’s Council on Medical Education, Section Council on Federal and Military Medicine, and Specialty and Service Society. Dr. Cassimatis also completed 4 years on the Institutional Review Committee and 7 years on the board of directors of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the last 2 years as chair. He is a life fellow of AMSUS, a fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry, and a distinguished life fellow of the APA. Dr. Cassimatis is a graduate of the University of Chicago, the Harvard Medical School, and the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. He recently served on the IOM Committee on Qualifications of Professionals Providing Mental Health Counseling Services under TRICARE from 2009 to 2010.
Timothy C. Flynn, M.D., became senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Florida College of Medicine and chief medical officer for Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in September 2010. In both roles, he serves as a point person for planning and implementing quality and patient safety initiatives, areas he has focused on throughout his career at the College of Medicine, and especially while serving as interim senior associate dean for clinical affairs. In his 26 years with the college, Dr. Flynn has filled a number of leadership roles, including chief of surgery at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, program director for the general surgery residency, and associate dean for graduate medical education. As a professor of surgery, he has distinguished himself nationally in graduate medical education and academic surgery. After his Navy service and his residency, he served as an assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical School for 4 years before going to the University of Florida in 1984. He has held several national appointments with the Veterans Administration. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and has served as president of the Alachua County Medical Society. In 2010, he was elected chair of the ACGME’s board of directors. In addition, he is chair of the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors, a past chair of the American Board of Surgery, and former president of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery and the Association of VA Surgeons. Dr. Flynn graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in zoology in 1971 and earned his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in 1974. He completed his surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas, and