American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

AOA Specialty Certifying Boards and Conjoint Examination Committees

​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.

AOA Specialty Certifying Boards 

Anesthesiology (AOBA)
Claire Barnes, Certification Manager,142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8279 aoba2@osteopathic.org

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

Emergency Medicine (AOBEM)
Josette Fleming, Executive Director, 8765 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60631, (773) 724-3161, Fax (773) 724-3162 aobem@aol.com

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

Internal Medicine (AOBIM)
Gary L. Slick, DO, Executive Director, 1111 W. 17th St., Tulsa, OK 74107, (918) 561-1267  admin@aobim.org

Neurology & Psychiatry (AOBNP)
Sandy Elcock, Administrative Assistant, 2730 S. Val Vista Dr., #146, Gilbert, AZ 85296, (480) 650-3206  aobnp@att.net

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (AOBNMM)
Amber Rausch, Certification Coordinator, 3550 DePauw Blvd., Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN 46268, (317) 879-1881 ext. 216 arausch@aobnmm.org

Jennifer Hausman, Certification Manager, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8102  aobnm@osteopathic.org

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

Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology (AOBOO)
Alvin D. Dubin, DO, Executive Director; Debra Bailey, Administrative Director, 4764 Fishburg Rd., Suite F, Huber Heights, OH 45424,
(800) 575-2145  info@aoboo.org

Orthopedic Surgery (AOBOS)
Barbara Sharp, Executive Director, 800 Military St, Suite 800, Port Huron, MI 48060, (877) 982-6267  bsharp@aobos.org

Pathology (AOBPa)
Jennifer Hausman, Certification Manager, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8102  aobpa@osteopathic.org

Pediatrics (AOBP)
Claire Barnes, Certification Manager, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (800) 621-1773,  ext. 8109  aobp@osteopathic.org

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AOBPMR)
Ellen Woods, Executive Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8195  aobpmr@osteopathic.org

Preventive Medicine (AOBPM)
Ellen Woods, Executive Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8195  aobpm@osteopathic.org 

Proctology (AOBPR)
Jennifer Hausman, Certification Manager, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8102  proctology@osteopathic.org 

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

Surgery (AOBS)
Alvin D. Dubin, DO, Executive Director; Debra Bailey, Administrative Director, 4764 Fishburg Rd., Ste. F, Huber Heights, OH 45424, (800) 782-5355  info@aobs.org​​​​​​

AOA Conjoint Examination Committees

Addiction Medicine
Please contact your participating primary specialty certifying board for information

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

Allergy & Immunology
Please contact your participating primary specialty certifying board for information

Participating specialty certifying boards: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Correctional Medicine
Ellen Woods, Executive Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8229 aobpm@osteopathic.org

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

Dermatopathology
Please contact your participating primary specialty certifying board for information

Participating specialty certifying boards: Dermatology and Pathology

Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Please contact your participating primary specialty certifying board for information

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

Pain Medicine (AOCPMEC)
Ellen Woods, Executive Director, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (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
Please contact your participating primary specialty certifying board for information

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

Sports Medicine (AOCSMEC)
Jennifer Hausman, Certification Manager, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (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)
Jennifer Hausman, Certification Manager, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611, (800) 621-1773, ext. 8241 aobpm@osteopathic.org

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