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American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Information

The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) certifies physicians in general pediatrics and offers 20 subspecialty certificates of special or additional qualifications. Certification by the ABP consists of an initial certification examination at the end of training and ongoing maintenance of this certification throughout the physician’s career. ABP certification is voluntary. Most AAP members are board-certified and carry the Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) designation.  Click here to verify ABP board certification.

Certificates of Special Qualifications

  • Adolescent Medicine                           
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Child Abuse Pediatrics                          
  • Pediatric critical Care Medicine
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics       
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Endocrinology                         
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology             
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine                   
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology                           
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

Certificates of Additional Qualification

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine             
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities             
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sports Medicine                                    
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Information

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is comprised of the 24 medical specialty boards that provide certification for all specialties and subspecialties. Click here for a full listing of ABMS member boards. Pediatric surgeons, specialists and subspecialists may be certified by boards other than American Board of Pediatrics. Click the following links to verify board certification in specialties other than pediatrics.

American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP) Information

The American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics is an organization within the American Osteopathic Association. The AOBP provides certification for general pediatrics and the following subspecialties:

  • Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology. 

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) Information

The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry provides certification for dentists specializing in pediatric dentistry. Click here to access the ABPD roster.

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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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