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The following chart lists the approved specialty and subspecialty certificates in which the ABMS Member Boards can offer certification.

General Certificate(s) Subspecialty Certificates
American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Allergy and Immunology No Subspecialties
American Board of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology

Critical Care Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Pain Medicine
Pediatric Anesthesiology
Sleep Medicine

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery No Subspecialties
American Board of Dermatology
Dermatology Dermatopathology
Pediatric Dermatology
American Board of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine1
Emergency Medical Services
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Internal Medicine-Critical Care Medicine
Medical Toxicology
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Sports Medicine
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
Family Medicine Adolescent Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Sleep Medicine
Sports Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Adolescent Medicine
Adult Congenital Heart Disease2
Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
    Cardiology
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Critical Care Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Gastroenterology
Geriatric Medicine
Hematology
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Infectious Disease
Interventional Cardiology
Medical Oncology
Nephrology
Pulmonary Disease
Rheumatology
Sleep Medicine
Sports Medicine
Transplant Hepatology

American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Clinical Biochemical Genetics*
Clinical Cytogenetics*
Clinical Genetics (MD)*
Clinical Molecular Genetics*

Medical Biochemical Genetics
Molecular Genetic Pathology

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery No Subspecialties
American Board of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine No Subspecialties
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology Critical Care Medicine
Female Pelvic Medicine and
     Reconstructive Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
American Board of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology No Subspecialties
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Surgery of the Hand
American Board of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology Neurotology
Pediatric Otolaryngology
Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck
Sleep Medicine
American Board of Pathology
Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical*
Pathology - Anatomic*
Pathology - Clinical*

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
Clinical Informatics
Cytopathology
Dermatopathology
Neuropathology
Pathology - Chemical
Pathology - Forensic
Pathology - Hematology
Pathology - Medical Microbiology
Pathology - Molecular Genetic
Pathology - Pediatric

American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine
Child Abuse Pediatrics
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Medical Toxicology
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatric Rheumatology
Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Sleep Medicine
Sports Medicine

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Brain Injury Medicine3
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Neuromuscular Medicine
Pain Medicine
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
Sports Medicine
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck
Surgery of the Hand
American Board of Preventive Medicine
Aerospace Medicine*
Occupational Medicine*
Public Health and General Preventive Medicine*

Clinical Informatics
Medical Toxicology
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry*
Neurology*
Neurology with Special Qualification
     in Child Neurology*
Addiction Psychiatry
Brain Injury Medicine3
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Neurophysiology
Epilepsy
Forensic Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Neuromuscular Medicine
Pain Medicine
Psychosomatic Medicine
Sleep Medicine
Vascular Neurology
American Board of Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology*
Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology*3
Radiation Oncology*
Medical Physics*
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Neuroradiology
Nuclear Radiology
Pediatric Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
American Board of Surgery
Surgery*
Vascular Surgery*
Complex General Surgical Oncology4
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery of the Hand
Surgical Critical Care
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Congenital Cardiac Surgery
American Board of Urology
Urology Female Pelvic Medicine and
     Reconstructive Surgery
Pediatric Urology

*Specific disciplines within the specialty where certification is offered.
1Approved 2013; first issue 2014
2Approved 2012; first issue to be determined
3Approved 2011; first issue 2014
4Approved 2011; first issue to be determined

To find out the requirements associated with a specific board, call the board directly. A listing of contact information for the ABMS Member Boards is available on this Web site.