Code of Ethics

As a Diplomate of a recognized Specialty Board affiliated with the American Board of Physician Specialties, I pledge to:

  • Maintain the highest standard of personal conduct
  • Promote and encourage the highest level of medical ethics in medicine
  • Maintain loyalty to the goals and objectives of the American Board of Physician Specialties
  • Recognize and discharge my responsibility and that of the profession to uphold the laws and regulations relating to the practice of medicine
  • Strive for excellence in all aspects of my medical practice
  • Use only legal and ethical means in the provision of care to my patients
  • Provide impartial patient care, offering no special privileges based on a patient’s race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin or handicap
  • Accept no personal compensation from any party that would influence or require special consideration in the provision of care to any patient
  • Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information entrusted or known to me by virtue of my role as a physician
  • Cooperate in every reasonable and proper way with other physicians and work with them in the advancement of quality patient care
  • Use every opportunity to improve public understanding of the role of the specialist physician
  • Abide by the highest ethical standards in activities designed to attract patients to my practice
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June 10-15, 2022
Patient Care Is Our Priority

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

ABPS is a leading advocate for its Diplomates, their patients, and the public at large by promoting high-quality evidence-based patient care. ABPS certifies physicians through industry-leading rigorous examinations in various boards and offers continuous recertification making sure that these physicians are qualified to practice safe state of the art medicine.

Leslie Mukau, MD, FAAEP, FACEP
Emergency Medicine
In this time of uncertainty, Disaster Medicine Certification has helped tremendously to demonstrate to hospital leadership my commitment to disaster preparedness and knowledge of planning, response, and mitigation. ABODM certification focuses on the knowledge and skills a physician needs to become a recognized leader in the four stages of disaster preparation and management: planning, coordination, execution, and debriefing.

Lewis W, Marshall, MD, JD, FAAEP, FAADM
Disaster Medicine | Emergency Medicine
ABPS board certification validates a physician's competence in their medical specialty. This is important to a patient seeking medical care. Physician recertification through ABPS assures that we maintain knowledge and expertise throughout our career. The ABPS is a collegial and committed organization of physicians and administrative staff. The organization has given me the opportunity to become involved in all facets of the board certification process and physician governance.

Lawrence Stein, MD, FAASOS
Orthopedic Surgery