Overview of AOBD

American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

Overview of AOBD

The American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology was established in 1945 upon approval by the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association and operates under their authority.

The purposes of the Board are:

  1. To define the qualifications required of osteopathic physicians for certification in the field of dermatology including those sub-specialty areas of dermatology and any other specialty or field of practice that may be assigned to this Board.
  2. To determine the qualifications of osteopathic physicians for certification in the field of dermatology and of any other specialty or field or practice that may be assigned to it.
  3. To conduct examinations in conformity with the bylaws, rules, and regulations of this Board.
  4. To issue certificates, subject to the approval of the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association, to those osteopathic physicians who are found qualified.
  5. To recommend revocation of certificates for cause.
  6. To use every means possible to maintain a high standard of practice within the osteopathic profession.