Diplomate Totals

General Surgery
  • Surgeons certified: 63,531 through November 2016
  • Surgeons recertified: 23,751 through December 2015
  • Year certification began: 1937
Vascular Surgery
  • Surgeons certified: 3,767 through June 2016
  • Surgeons recertified: 2,373 through November 2016
  • Year certification began: 1982; became a primary specialty 2006
Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgeons certified: 1,378 through June 2016
  • Surgeons recertified: 888 through November 2016
  • Year certification began: 1974
Surgical Critical Care
  • Surgeons certified: 3,930 through November 2016
  • Surgeons recertified: 1,744 through November 2016
  • Year certification began: 1986
Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Surgeons certified: 107 through June 2016
  • Year certification began: 2015
Surgery of the Hand
  • Surgeons certified: 321 through November 2016
  • Surgeons recertified: 164 through November 2016
  • Year certification began: 1989
Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Surgeons certified: 69 through November 2014
  • Year certification began: 2008

Note: As of 1976, certificates in general surgery issued by the ABS are valid for only 10 years. Certificates issued by the ABS in other specialties have always been valid for only 10 years.

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