Vaniawala named to national task force

One Hurley pediatrician was recently appointed to a task force whose work will have a national impact for others in the field.

In December 2015, Vishwas Vaniawala MD was selected to serve on the 12-member General Pediatrics Practice Analysis Task Force, which is part of the American Board of Pediatrics. The Task Force is charged, in part, with revising and restructuring ABP exams, such as in-service exams, board-certification exams, and maintenance-of-certification (MOC) exams.

The work performed by the Task Force is intended to serve as a model upon which national exam content specifications will selected.

Vaniawala, a pediatric hospitalist at Hurley Medical Center, traveled to Chapel Hill, N.C., in January for the first meeting of the Task Force. He holds a faculty appointment from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and teaches in Hurley’s residency programs of Pediatrics, Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and Transitional Year.

For information on In-Training Exams, see For more certification information, see To see an infographic on the basics of the current pediatric MOC, see

Photo above: During a workshop on the I-PASS handover process, Dr. Vaniawala (from left) talks with resident physicians Zain Alamarat MD, Whei Lim MD, and Donald Dubre MD.