Who Are ABPS Diplomates?

ABPS DiplomatesABPS Diplomates – physicians who have received Board Certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties® – are recognized leaders in their specialty areas. The ABPS is the third-largest multi-specialty certifying organization in United States, and currently our Diplomates practice medicine in all 50 states as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. The ABPS has worked diligently to be dynamic, forward thinking and committed to ensuring that our Diplomates have the opportunity to grow professionally and collaborate to improve patient care.

At the ABPS, we offer Board Certification opportunities that physician candidates may not always be able to find elsewhere. For example, due to the emerging popularity of Integrative Medicine, we developed the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM), which is the first Member Board to offer Board Certification to physicians who have dedicated their careers to this growing specialty area.

The Board of Certification in Emergency Medicine® (BCEM) is another Member Board at the ABPS. In addition to offering certification to highly qualified EM physicians, we also offer Primary Care physician candidates who have spent their careers in the ER the opportunity to pursue certification. While the eligibility requirements are rigorous, the process is unique to the ABPS and is a great benefit to those physicians who would otherwise be ineligible for certification in their area of expertise.

Recent changes in healthcare policy have also created tremendous opportunities for highly motivated, extensively trained physicians to attain leadership positions in healthcare organizations of all sizes, while steering the direction of the medical sector as a whole. For this reason, the American Board of Administrative Medicine® (ABAM) was developed to offer Board Certification to physicians with expertise in both the healthcare and business sides of medicine.

Of course, these are just three examples of the types of specialties that the ABPS recognizes through formal Board Certification. Our Diplomates also practice:

  • Administrative Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Disaster Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine Obstetrics
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiation Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Urgent Care

To learn more about who ABPS Diplomates are and what it takes to become Board Certified through one of our various Member Boards, contact the ABPS today. Healthcare and credentialing organizations are invited to verify physician certification through our portal found here, while members of the public can determine if their physician is board certified here. The ABPS is the official certifying organization of the American Association of Physician Specialists®.

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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

I value my ABPS certification very highly because it is one-of-a-kind certification in Urgent Care Medicine under the auspices of a larger, reputable organization. I really enjoy the professional and personal relationships I have formed with other individuals in the development of this new board and appreciate the great lengths that ABPS goes to ensure and enhance the recognition of it's component boards.
Joseph D. Toscano, MD
Urgent Care Medicine
ABPS provides a guarantee of a high level of competency. Not only has this been good for my professional development but it has assured my patients that the clinicians they see are trained to the highest degree.

Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC
Integrative Medicine
ABPS gives its members unique opportunities to learn and develop professionally. I have been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 27 years and have been privileged to be a member of this fabulous organization. Through ABPS I have developed tremendously in my professional career becoming a consummate practitioner of my trade, a physician leader locally at my hospital, in my region , at the state level, and a published clinical researcher.
Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine