The ABS receives many data inquiries regarding examination pass rates over the years, residency and fellowship program statistics, and demographic information on our diplomates. We are pleased to share this robust data with the public through our easy-to-use interactive tools.
A total of approximately 34,000 surgeons (known as diplomates) are currently board certified by the ABS. See below for the current totals by specialty. Note that some surgeons are certified in more than one specialty. (Data as of April 2023.)
The following totals reflect the number of surgeons who have been certified or recertified in the specialty since the certificate was instituted.