American Board of Pediatrics
The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) was founded in 1933. It is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The ABP is an independent and nonprofit organization. The ABP's mission is to advance child health by certifying pediatricians who meet standards of excellence and are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
|Founded||November 20, 1933|
|Legal status||501(c)(3) as of August 7, 2015 (previously 501(c)(6))|
|Headquarters||Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States|
|H. Stacy Nicholson, M.D., M.P.H.|
|David G. Nichols, M.D., M.B.A.|
|Subsidiaries||American Board of Pediatrics Foundation|
The ABP awards certificates in the following pediatric subspecialty areas:
- General Pediatrics
- Adolescent Medicine
- Child Abuse Pediatrics
- Critical Care Medicine
- Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
- Emergency Medicine
- Hospital Medicine
- Infectious Diseases
- Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
The American Board of Pediatrics also awards certificates in conjunction with other specialty boards. Those certificates include:
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
- Medical Toxicology
- Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
- Sleep Medicine
- Sports Medicine
Additionally, from 2001-2007, the ABP awarded certificates in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.
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.
- "Forming Certificate of Incorporation". American Board of Pediatrics.
- "Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax". American Board of Pediatrics. Guidestar. October 31, 2015.
- "American Board of Pediatrics". Exempt Organizations Select Check. Internal Revenue Service. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
- "Board of Directors". American Board of Pediatrics. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
- "About Us". American Board of Pediatrics.
- "Contact an ABMS Member Board". American Board of Medical Specialties.
- "Vision and Mission". The American Board of Pediatrics. Retrieved 2021-05-15.
- "Pediatricians Admit Dr. Scott to Honor Society". The Chicago Defender. May 27, 1939. p. 13.
- "History of the ABP". American Board of Pediatrics. Retrieved 30 Sep 2020.
- Official website
- "Official parent website". My Certified Pediatrician. Retrieved 2021-05-15.
- "Official ABP blog". American Board of Pediatrics Blog. Retrieved 2021-05-15.