American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

AOA Specialty Certifying Boards and Conjoint Examination Committees

The AOA’s Department of Certifying Board Services administers the processes of Board Certification and Osteopathic Continuous Certification for the osteopathic profession.  Through the authority of the AOA Board of Trustees and the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialties, the 18 Specialty Certifying Boards offer certifications in 29 primary specialties and 77 subspecialties.

For more information about the Department of Certifying Board Services, contact Jeffrey L. Weaver, Vice President, Certifying Board Services, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8082. 

AOA Specialty Certifying Boards​

Each specialty certifying board and conjoint examination committee's website offers you complete details about your eligibility for certification, exam dates, requirements for maintaining certification and recertification.

Anesthesiology (AOBA)
Vivian Ross, Certification Manager, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8279, aoba@osteopathic.org

Dermatology (AOBD)
Renee Herron, Administrator, P.O. Box 493, Kirksville, MO 63501, (660) 349-9666, execdirector@aobd.org

Emergency Medicine (AOBEM)
Jennifer Hausman, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (312) 202-8293, aobem@osteopathic.org 

Family Physicians (AOBFP)
Carol Thoma, Certification Director, 330 E. Algonquin Rd., Ste. 6, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, (847) 640-8477, aobfp@aobfp.org

Internal Medicine (AOBIM)
Danny Hart, Certification Manager, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2863, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8274, aobim@osteopathic.org

Neurology & Psychiatry (AOBNP)
Vivian Ross, Certification Manager, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8148, aobnp@osteopathic.org

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM)
Angi Beranek, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8223, aobnmm@osteopathic.org

Nuclear Medicine (AOBNM)
Karin Best, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8227, aobnm@osteopathic.org

Obstetrics & Gynecology (AOBOG)
Mary Cameron, Certification Director, 142 E, Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8271, aobog@osteopathic.org

Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology (AOBOO)
Libby Strong, Certification Director, 142 E, Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8154, aoboo@osteopathic.org

Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS)
Barbara Sharp, Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8208, aobos@osteopathic.org

Pathology (AOBPa)
Mary Cameron, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8227, aobpa@osteopathic.org

Pediatrics (AOBP)
Angi Beranek, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8267, aobp@osteopathic.org

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AOBPMR)
Dan Mendelson, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8226, aobpmr@osteopathic.org

Preventive Medicine (AOBPM)
Dan Mendelson, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8229, aobpm@osteopathic.org

Proctology (AOBPR)
Karin Best, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8223, proctology@osteopathic.org 

Radiology (AOBR)
Karin Best, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8072, aobr@osteopathic.org

Surgery (AOBS)
Barbara Sharp, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8078, aobs@osteopathic.org

 

AOA Conjoint Examination Committees

Addiction Medicine

  • Ellen Woods, Associate Vice President, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8241, ewoods@osteopathic.org

  • Participating specialty certifying boards: Family Physicians, Internal Medicine and Neurology & Psychiatry

Allergy & Immunology

  • Ellen Woods, Associate Vice President, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8241, ewoods@osteopathic.org

  • Participating specialty certifying boards: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Correctional Medicine

  • Ellen Woods, Associate Vice President, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8241, ewoods@osteopathic.org

  • Participating specialty certifying boards: Family Physicians, Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine

Dermatopathology

  • Ellen Woods, Associate Vice President, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8241, ewoods@osteopathic.org

  • Participating specialty certifying boards: Dermatology and Pathology

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

  • Ellen Woods, Associate Vice President, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8241, ewoods@osteopathic.org

  • Participating specialty certifying boards: Emergency Medicine, Family Physicians, Internal Medicine, Neurology & Psychiatry and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Pain Medicine (AOCPMEC)

  • Ellen Woods, Associate Vice President, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8241, painmedicine@osteopathic.org

  • Participating specialty certifying boards: Family Physicians, Internal Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Neurology & Psychiatry and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sleep Medicine

  • Ellen Woods, Associate Vice President, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8241, ewoods@osteopathic.org

  • Participating specialty certifying boards: Family Physicians, Internal Medicine, Neurology & Psychiatry and Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Sports Medicine (AOCSMEC)

  • Dan Mendelson, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8241, sportsmedicine@osteopathic.org

  • Participating specialty certifying boards: Emergency Medicine, Family Physicians, Internal Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal​ Medicine, Pediatrics and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM)

  • Dan Mendelson, Certification Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8241, aobpm@osteopathic.org

  • Participating specialty certifying boards: Emergency Medicine, Family Physicians, Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine

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