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Contact Us Via Postal Mail
Use the address provided below to send us a written question. Please note that, though ABMS makes every effort to answer all inquiries, not all questions can be answered individually.
American Board of Medical Specialties
353 North Clark Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60654
Contact Us Via Phone
If you'd prefer, you can reach us by phone at (312) 436-2600.
Physician Verification Inquiries
There are three easy, direct ways to verify physician certification through ABMS:
- Check Online
As part of its public service mission, access to the ABMS Medical Specialists Online certification verification service is available to the public free of charge. This self-serve resource allows you to conduct searches by a physician's name or area of certification and a state name. Start your search now.
- Make a Phone Call
Call the toll-free ABMS Certification Verification Service at 1-866-ASK-ABMS (275-2267.) Please note: Agents can only provide certification verification. They cannot provide you with detailed biographical or residency training information, help you locate a physician or register complaints against a physician.
- Review the Online Directory
The Official ABMS Directory of Board Certified Medical Specialists, published by Elsevier under license from ABMS, is an electronic database that lists information on physicians who have met the certification requirements of their respective medical specialty boards. It includes data from ABMS combined with information collected from the physicians to create biographies that include type of specialty, subspecialty (if applicable), and original certification year. This publication is updated quarterly and is not recognized as primary source verification (PSV) for credentialing purposes, though it can still be used as a reference resource. Data for PSV and credentialing is available through our ABMS Certification Verification Products and Display Agents. Access to www.ABMSdirectory.com is available in many medical and public libraries.