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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
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

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.



  • ABOG Elects New Board of Directors Members, Division Chairs, Members of Subspecialty Divisions, and Re-Elects Public Member Read More
  • Thank You to Our 2024 Subspecialty Examiners! Read More
  • Professionalism and Professional Standing Policy and Patient Transfers Read More
  • Significance of Certification and Professional Behaviors Read More
  • ABOG Seeks Visionary Leaders for New Executive Level Positions Read More
  • Susan M. Ramin, MD, to Depart as Associate Executive Director of MOC Read More
  • ABOG Celebrates Grand Opening of New National Center for OB GYNs Read More
  • National Academy of Medicine Norman F. Gant/ABOG Fellow Announced Read More



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



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