The American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) is a specialty certifying body for otolaryngology-head and neck surgery in the United States, serving to improve the quality of care for patients and their families. Obtaining and maintaining board certification signifies to patients and colleagues that the otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon meets the high standards for the specialty.

The ABOHNS certifies otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeons through a process that includes:

  • Completion of accredited specialty training
  • Pass Certification exams
  • Successful participation and performance in the Continuing Certification program

Located in Houston, Texas, ABOHNS is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization. As a certifying board, ABOHNS works with its physician volunteers, diplomates, and sponsoring societies to create certification processes and programs that are rigorous in its standards.

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11,000+ active diplomates

Primary Specialty Certification

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

3 Subspecialty Certifications

  • Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Neurotology
  • Sleep Medicine