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Several publications about board certified physicians are published by Elsevier in cooperation with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). This authoritative reference tool provides certification status and professional information about board certified physicians from the 24 Member Boards, in more than 150 specialties and subspecialties. It is designed to help library patrons locate specialists based on geographic area as well as specialty or subspecialty. Please refer to the Product Info page for details about the various publications and their applicability for various implementations.

About the American Board of Medical Specialties

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a not-for-profit organization comprising 24 medical specialty boards, is the pre-eminent entity overseeing physician certification in the United States. For more than 70 years, ABMS' mission has been to maintain and improve the quality of medical care by assisting its Member Boards in developing and implementing educational and professional standards to evaluate and certify physician specialists. Through its coordination of Member Board activities, ABMS also serves as a unique healthcare industry influencer, bringing focus to issues involving specialization and certification in medicine. ABMS is recognized by the key healthcare credentialing accreditation entities as a primary equivalent source of board certification data for medical specialists. To find out more about ABMS, visit

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's more than 7,000 employees in 24 countries publish world class information and innovative tools. Including a suite of electronic products, such as Clinical Key, ScienceDirect, MD Consult, Scopus,, bibliographic databases, online reference works and subject specific portals.

Elsevier is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with cutting edge technology. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).