Specialty and Subspecialty Certificates

The chart below lists the approved specialty and subspecialty certificates in which ABMS Member Boards can offer certification. Click on the board name to learn more about each specialty and subspecialty, or download the ABMS Guide to Medical Specialties[PDF].  To find the most up-to-date requirements for certification, contact the ABMS Member Board directly.

A companion publication, the ABMS Board Certification Report, offers information about board certification and demographics about the physicians and medical specialists (known as diplomates) of the ABMS Member Boards.

Click on Board names below to access main pages, including contact information. Click on individual certificates below to go directly to a description of that certificate.

Specialty CertificatesSubspecialty Certificates
American Board of Allergy and Immunology
No Subspecialties
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
No Subspecialties
American Board of Dermatology
American Board of Emergency Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Board of Nuclear Medicine
No Subspecialties
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
American Board of Ophthalmology
No Subspecialties
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Pathology
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Preventive Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Radiology
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Urology

*Subspecialties that have been approved, but not yet issued.

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

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