ABPS Online Databases Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms
By accessing the Public Confirmation Database or Online Verification Database, you agree that you accept and comply with the terms, conditions and notices stated herein.  These terms constitute a binding contract between ABPS and you.  These terms of use may be changed or revised with or without specific notice to you and it is your responsibility to regularly review these terms.  If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms of Use, please do not access the online databases and immediately discontinue use of these databases and their content.  The current Terms of Use are effective as of August 17, 2012.

Data Updates
The information presented in the Public Confirmation Database and Online Verification Database is updated on a monthly basis.  The date of last update is provided onscreen for both databases.

Revocation of Access
By accessing the Public Confirmation Database or Online Verification Database, you agree that ABPS may terminate your access to and use of these databases at any time and at its sole discretion.  Your use of and access to these databases will be immediately terminated if you violate the Terms of Use.

Limitation of Liability
ABPS shall not be liable for damages of any type arising from your use of the information presented in the Public Confirmation Database and Online Verification Database including, but not limited to, special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise, and whether or not ABPS has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


Description of Service
The Online Public Confirmation Database provides a listing of all current, active ABPS certifications held by a physician.  It is intended for use by members of the general public to confirm Board Certification of physicians and this information is intended for personal use only.  Use of this site and the information presented herein for any business or commercial use is strictly prohibited.

This site is not intended and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment.


Description of Service
The Online Verification Database provides information approved for business use and is valid to meet the primary source verification requirements for credentialing as set by the Joint Commission, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), URAC and other accrediting agencies.

Third Party Content
The educational information provided was obtained directly and exclusively from the physicians’s institution of education. The American Board of Physician Specialties disclaims any responsibility or liability for errors or omissions, including direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages based in contract, tort, or any other cause of action, resulting from the use of information supplied by these institutions and provided by the American Board of Physician Specialties.

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On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine