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About ABOG

Our mission is to define the standards, certify obstetricians and gynecologists, and facilitate continuous learning to advance knowledge, practice, and professionalism in women's health.




The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) is a non-profit organization that board certifies obstetricians and gynecologists (OB GYNs) and offers continuing certification to OB GYNs in the United States and Canada. Board certification is a voluntary process for those physicians who choose to pursue certification.

ABOG also administers board certification in five subspecialties: 

  • Complex Family Planning
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

ABOG also offers Focused Practice Designations in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

As of 2023, ABOG has 37,428 active diplomates certified in OB GYN and 6,842 certified in a subspecialty.

ABOG is proud to have the GuideStar Seal of Transparency and to be a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Click on each seal to learn more.



  • National Academy of Medicine Norman F. Gant/ABOG Fellow Announced Read More
  • Thank You to Our 2023 QEDC and CEDC Volunteers! Read More
  • Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health Organization Anniversary Statement Read More
  • ABOG Elects New Board of Directors Members and Members of Subspecialty Divisions Read More
  • ABOG Appoints Amy Young, MD, as Next Executive Director Read More
  • Thank You to Our 2023 Subspecialty Examiners Read More
  • Kay Nelson, Exam Publisher, Retires After 30 Years at ABOG Read More
  • ABOG Approves AAGL's EMIGS Training and Testing Program as Option to Meet Surgical Skills Program Standard Read More



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ABOG works with affiliate organizations in order to achieve its mission and offer the best certification programs possible for Candidates and Diplomates.  



Click here for List of Affiliate Organizations