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Why would a plastic surgeon be listed on your site but not on the American Board of...


Why would a plastic surgeon be listed on your site but not on the American Board of Medical Specialties site (


Each and every Active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) who practices within the United States is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), which is one of the 24 certifying boards recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). ASAPS also has a number of Canadian members who are certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian equivalent of ABPS certification. Also listed on our web site are Corresponding members who practice outside the U.S. and Canada, and are subject to the standards for plastic surgery training and certification applicable in their own countries.

The names of ABPS-certified plastic surgeons are automatically forwarded to the ABMS database. Check to be certain that you are entering the physician’s name with the correct spelling, spacing, etc. If you still have a problem, call the ABMS, toll-free, at 1-866-275-2267.


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