Specialty and Subspecialty Certificates

The following chart lists the approved specialty and subspecialty certificates in which ABMS Member Boards can offer certification. Click on the board name link to learn more about each specialty and subspecialty. View the complete ABMS Guide to Medical Specialties for descriptions of all the medical specialties where certification is offered by an ABMS Member Board.

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 Medicine
Emergency Medical Services
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Internal Medicine-Critical Care Medicine
Medical Toxicology
Pain Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Sports Medicine
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
Family Medicine Adolescent Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Pain Medicine
Sleep Medicine
Sports Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Adolescent Medicine
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
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
Primary Specialty Certificates
Clinical Biochemical Genetics
Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics
Clinical Genetics and Genomics (MD)
Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics
Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
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
Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology
Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck
Sleep Medicine
American Board of Pathology
Primary Specialty Certificates
Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical
Pathology - Anatomic
Pathology - Clinical
Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine
Clinical Informatics
Cytopathology
Dermatopathology
Hematopathology
Neuropathology
Pathology - Chemical
Pathology - Forensic
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
Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Endocrinology
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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 Medicine
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
Primary Specialty Certificates
Aerospace Medicine
Occupational Medicine
Public Health and General Preventive Medicine
Addiction Medicine
Clinical Informatics
Medical Toxicology
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Primary Specialty Certificates
Psychiatry
Neurology
Neurology with Special Qualification
in Child Neurology
Addiction Psychiatry
Brain Injury Medicine
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
Primary Specialty Certificates
Diagnostic Radiology
Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology
Radiation Oncology
Medical Physics
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Neuroradiology
Nuclear Radiology
Pain Medicine
Pediatric Radiology
Vascular and Interventional Radiology
American Board of Surgery
Primary Specialty Certificates
Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Complex General Surgical Oncology
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


Subspecialties underlined indicate a subspecialty that has been approved, but not yet issued.

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