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About ABOG

Our mission is to define 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 four subspecialties: 

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

ABOG also offers a Focused Practice Designation in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Special Initiatives: In 2017, ABOG launched a new initiative called Focus 20/20 - Practice Analysis in order to ensure continued exam relevance to daily practice and adherence to quality standards. Learn more.

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 Appoints New Board of Directors Officer and Members, Division Chair, and Members of Subspecialty Divisions Read More
  • 2020 Qualifying Exams and PAG Exam Rescheduled Read more
  • ABOG Mourns the Loss of Leo J. Dunn, MD, MSHA Read more 
  • Barbara Foster, Longtime ABOG Psychometrician, Retires Read more
  • ABOG Updates 2020 Exam Blueprints Read more
  • ABOG Appoints New Board of Directors Members, Division Chair, and Members of Subspecialty Divisions Read more
  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Statement on Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission Recommendations Read more 



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Officers and Executives
Board of Directors
Division Committees


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