Is Your Doctor Board Certified?
The Medical Board of California does not maintain data regarding specialty certification held by physicians and surgeons as this is not a requirement for licensure.
Medical specialty certification is a voluntary process granted by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a private organization, or other equivalent board. Board certification is not required by the Medical Board for a physician to practice; however, pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 651, in California physicians may not advertise that they are board certified unless they have been certified by an ABMS Member Board or an equivalent board recognized by the Medical Board of California.
Please use the links below to access the ABMS Web site and other boards recognized by the Medical Board of California and learn more about board certification and whether your doctor is board certified.