Specialty and Subspecialty Certificates

This 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.

For descriptions of all the medical specialties where certification is offered by an ABMS Member Board, see the complete [PDF] ABMS Guide to Medical Specialties.

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
• Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
• Epilepsy
• Forensic Psychiatry
• Geriatric Psychiatry
• Hospice and Palliative Medicine
• Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
• Neuromuscular Medicine
• Pain Medicine
• Sleep Medicine
• Vascular Neurology
American Board of Radiology

Primary Specialty Certificates
• Diagnostic Medical Physics
• Diagnostic Radiology
• Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology
• Nuclear Medical Physics
• Radiation Oncology
• Therapeutic Medical Physics

• Hospice and Palliative Medicine
• Neuroradiology
• Nuclear Radiology
• Pain Medicine
• Pediatric 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 that have 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.