The American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) is a specialty certifying body for Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeons 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:

  • Completing accredited specialty training
  • Passing Certification Exams
  • Participating and performing successfully in the Continuing Certification program

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

The ABOHNS Quick Facts

11,000-plus active diplomates

Primary Specialty Certification

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

3 Subspecialty Certifications

  • Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Neurotology
  • Sleep Medicine