Contact ABMS

ABMS welcomes your inquiry and makes every attempt to answer all inquiries in a timely manner. If you have a specific question, please call us or use our convenient form below.

American Board of Medical Specialties
353 North Clark Street
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 436-2600

Inquiries from the Media

If you are a member of the media/press, please see the Media Resources page.

Inquiries for Certification Verification Information 

If you represent a professional organization and need verification information or have questions regarding products or services for ABMS certification verification products, contact ABMS Solutions.

If you are a patient or a patient's friend or family member, you may also verify a physician's board certification through the ABMS by using Certification Matters. As part of ABMS public service mission, access to this online certification verification service is available to the public free of charge for personal, individual physician verification. This self-serve resource allows searching by physician name, specialty, or location.

ABMS Speaker Request

The ABMS welcomes speaking opportunities related to Board Certification, Maintenance of Certification, and related topics. To begin the process of soliciting a speaker for your event, please use the Speaker Request Form.

Submit Your Comment or Question

ABMS does NOT process complaints about physicians, nor does it retain any information about a doctor other than his/her certification information.

To file a complaint against your doctor, you will need to contact your state medical board. You can find out about disciplinary actions against a physician either through a state medical board or through the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) DocInfo service, which will provide you with professional information on physicians and physician assistants licensed in the United States. This information will include disciplinary sanctions, education, medical specialty, licensure history and locations.

For verification display clarification and other Primary Source Verification inquiries, please see our Board Eligibility Policy. Questions can also be referred to Gina Montino at (312) 436-2687 or

ABMS does NOT have physicians on staff who can answer questions about medical conditions. We recommend you consult your family physician.

Doctor referral is NOT a service provided by ABMS.
Some possible resources are your insurance company or the doctor referral service at your local medical center. There are a number of commercial toll-free numbers you can call. To confirm that a physician is certified by an ABMS Member Board, go to Certification Matters. This is a free service. You can also call our toll-free service at 866-ASK-ABMS (275-2267) to verify a physician's certification.

Certification information contained on Certification Matters is officially recognized ABMS data. Individuals listed are currently certified in the areas of specialization and sub-specialization as noted. Commercial use of such data, for example to satisfy NCQA and JCAHO requirements, generally requires not only verification of certification but also the dates of certification. If you require more information then what our website provides, please contact our Business Development Department at

In order to do a search, click on the Register link on Certification Matters. Once you have clicked on this link, use the registration screen to enter your email address and name. After the required information is entered, the website will send you an email with your password. To login, simply go back to Certification Matters and enter your username and password. Once you have logged on to the site, you can search by physician name and location, or location and specialty.

Please specify the publication you are inquiring about in the "Question" field below. An ABMS representative will get back to you shortly.

Changes to a physician's record will affect all ABMS media and can only be submitted by the physician him/herself. All changes must be submitted in writing, on your physician letterhead. Please see more information about keeping your professional profile up-to-date on

Each ABMS Member Board has different requirements for certification. Most doctors begin the certification process at some point during their residency training. Check with the specific ABMS Member Board for requirement details.