Sub Especialidades American Board

Specialties & Subspecialties

The following chart lists the approved specialty and subspecmsconfigialty certificates in which the ABMS Member Boards can offer certification.

To find out the requirements associated with a specific board, call the board directly.

Contact information for the ABMS Member Boards

General Certificate(s) Subspecialty Certificates
American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Allergy and Immunology No Subspecialties
American Board of Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Pain Medicine

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Sleep Medicine

American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery No Subspecialties
American Board of Dermatology
Dermatology Dermatopathology

Pediatric Dermatology

American Board of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine1

Emergency Medical Services

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Internal Medicine-Critical Care Medicine

Medical Toxicology

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Sports Medicine

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
Family Medicine Adolescent Medicine

Geriatric Medicine

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Sleep Medicine

Sports Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Adolescent Medicine

Adult Congenital Heart Disease2

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant

Cardiology

Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Critical Care Medicine

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Gastroenterology

Geriatric Medicine

Hematology

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Infectious Disease

Interventional Cardiology

Medical Oncology

Nephrology

Pulmonary Disease

Rheumatology

Sleep Medicine

Sports Medicine

Transplant Hepatology

American Board of Medical Genetics
Clinical Biochemical Genetics*

Clinical Cytogenetics*

Clinical Genetics (MD)*

Clinical Molecular Genetics*

Medical Biochemical Genetics

Molecular Genetic Pathology

American Board of Neurological Surgery
Neurological Surgery No Subspecialties
American Board of Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine No Subspecialties
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology Critical Care Medicine

Female Pelvic Medicine and

Reconstructive Surgery

Gynecologic Oncology

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

American Board of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology No Subspecialties
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Surgery of the Hand

American Board of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology Neurotology

Pediatric Otolaryngology

Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck

Sleep Medicine

American Board of Pathology
Pathology-Anatomic/Pathology-Clinical*

Pathology – Anatomic*

Pathology – Clinical*

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Clinical Informatics

Cytopathology

Dermatopathology

Neuropathology

Pathology – Chemical

Pathology – Forensic

Pathology – Hematology

Pathology – Medical Microbiology

Pathology – Molecular Genetic

Pathology – Pediatric

American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine

Child Abuse Pediatrics

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Medical Toxicology

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Nephrology

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric Rheumatology

Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

Sleep Medicine

Sports Medicine

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Brain Injury Medicine3

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Neuromuscular Medicine

Pain Medicine

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Sports Medicine

American Board of Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck

Surgery of the Hand

American Board of Preventive Medicine
Aerospace Medicine*

Occupational Medicine*

Public Health and General Preventive Medicine*

Clinical Informatics

Medical Toxicology

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry*

Neurology*

Neurology with Special Qualification

in Child Neurology*

Addiction Psychiatry

Brain Injury Medicine3

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Clinical Neurophysiology

Epilepsy

Forensic Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Neuromuscular Medicine

Pain Medicine

Psychosomatic Medicine

Sleep Medicine

Vascular Neurology

American Board of Radiology
Diagnostic Radiology*

Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology*3

Radiation Oncology*

Medical Physics*

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Neuroradiology

Nuclear Radiology

Pediatric Radiology

Vascular and Interventional Radiology

American Board of Surgery
Surgery*

Vascular Surgery*

Complex General Surgical Oncology4

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Pediatric Surgery

Surgery of the Hand

Surgical Critical Care

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery Congenital Cardiac Surgery
American Board of Urology
Urology Female Pelvic Medicine and

Reconstructive Surgery

Pediatric Urology

*Specific disciplines within the specialty where certification is offered.

1Approved 2013; first issue 2014

2Approved 2012; first issue to be determined

3Approved 2011; first issue 2014

4Approved 2011; first issue to be determined