American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology

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American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology
American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology logo.png
Abbreviation AOBA
Formation 1956[1]
Type Professional
Headquarters Chicago, IL[2]
Coordinates 41°53′36″N 87°37′25″W / 41.89335°N 87.623616°W / 41.89335; -87.623616Coordinates: 41°53′36″N 87°37′25″W / 41.89335°N 87.623616°W / 41.89335; -87.623616
Chair
Bradley Wargo, D.O., FAOCA[3]
Vice Chair
Bryan Simms, D.O.,FAOCA
Secretary-Treasurer
Jimmie Jeffries, D.O.,FAOCA
Website aobanes.com

The American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology (AOBA) is an organization that provides board certification to qualified Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) who specialize in the administration of anesthetic agents and perioperative medicine (anesthesiologists). The board is one 18 medical specialty certifying boards of the American Osteopathic Association Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),[4][5] and was established in 1956. As of December 2011, 605 osteopathic anesthesiologists held active certification with the AOBA.[6]

The AOBA is one of two certifying boards for anesthesiologists in the United States. The other certifying authority is the American Board of Anesthesiology, a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Board certification[edit]

Initial certification is available to osteopathic anesthesiologists who have successfully completed an AOA-approved residency in anesthesiology, two years of practice, and successful completion of written exams, oral exams, and clinical exams.[7]

Board certified osteopathic anesthesiologists must renew their certification every ten years to avoid expiration of their board certified status.[8]

Osteopathic anesthesiologists may also receive Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Critical Care Medicine and pain management.[9][10] The Certification of Added Qualifications must be maintained through the process of recertification every 10 years.[10][11]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "About the AOBA". American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiology. 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Contact Us". American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology. 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Board Members". American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology. 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology". Health Workforce Information Center. 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "AOA Specialty Certifying Boards". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Ayres, Ronald E; Scheinthal, S; Gross, C; Bell, E (April 2012). "Changes to Osteopathic Specialty Board Certification" (PDF). Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 112 (4): 226–231. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Certification". American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology. 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Recertification". American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology. 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Specialties & Subspecialties". American Osteopathic Association. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Medical Boards: Osteopathic". Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "CAQ". American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology. 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2012. 

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