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The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) was founded in 1933.[5] It is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).[6] The ABP is an independent and nonprofit organization.

American Board of Pediatrics
Logo of American Board of Pediatrics
FoundedNovember 20, 1933; 85 years ago (1933-11-20)[1]
Legal status501(c)(3) as of August 7, 2015 (previously 501(c)(6))[2][3]
HeadquartersChapel Hill, North Carolina, United States[2]
Coordinates35°57′46″N 79°03′01″W / 35.962654°N 79.050161°W / 35.962654; -79.050161Coordinates: 35°57′46″N 79°03′01″W / 35.962654°N 79.050161°W / 35.962654; -79.050161
David A. Gremse, M.D.[4]
David G. Nichols, M.D., M.B.A.[4]
SubsidiariesAmerican Board of Pediatrics Foundation[2]
Revenue (2015)
Expenses (2015)$29,799,856[2]
Employees (2014)
Volunteers (2014)

Certificates awardedEdit

The ABP awards certificates in the following areas:

The American Board of Pediatrics also awards certificates in conjunction with other specialty boards. Those certificates include:


In 1933, the American Pediatric Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Medical Association formed the American Board of Pediatrics for the purpose of examining and awarding certification to physicians who have superior knowledge in the field of the diseases of childhood.[7]


  1. ^ "Forming Certificate of Incorporation". American Board of Pediatrics.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". American Board of Pediatrics. Guidestar. October 31, 2015.
  3. ^ "American Board of Pediatrics". Exempt Organizations Select Check. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Board of Directors". American Board of Pediatrics. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "About Us". American Board of Pediatrics.
  6. ^ "Contact an ABMS Member Board". American Board of Medical Specialties.
  7. ^ "Pediatricians Admit Dr. Scott to Honor Society". The Chicago Defender. May 27, 1939. p. 13.

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