American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
To become certified in a particular subspecialty, a physician must complete additional training as specified by the Member Board.
Critical Care Medicine
An Obstetrician/Gynecologist who specializes in Critical Care Medicine has expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and support of critically ill and injured patients, particularly trauma victims and patients with multiple organ dysfunctions.
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
A subspecialist in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is a physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology or Urology who, by virtue of education and training, is prepared to provide consultation and comprehensive management of women with complex benign pelvic conditions, lower urinary tract disorders, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Comprehensive management includes those diagnostic and therapeutic procedures necessary for the total care of the patient with these conditions and complications resulting from them.
The Gynecologic Oncologist provides consultation and comprehensive management, including those diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of patients with gynecologic cancer and resulting complications.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
An Obstetrician/Gynecologist with special knowledge and skills to prevent and relieve the suffering experienced by patients with life-limiting illnesses. This specialist works with an interdisciplinary hospice or palliative care team to optimize quality of life while addressing the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of both patient and family.
Maternal and Fetal Medicine
An Obstetrician/Gynecologist with specialization in Maternal and Fetal Medicine focuses on patients with complications of pregnancy and their effect on both the mother and the fetus.