We routinely report through our website or by mail whether a physician is a candidate in the examination system or a diplomate. The Diplomate and Candidate Directory will display these status designations to the public and others interested in obtaining information about board-certified anesthesiologists.
Diplomate status is limited to the period of time the physician’s certification is valid.
We have expanded our diplomate status designations to include three new designations:
- Certified-Not Clinically Active: Active diplomate holds a valid ABA certificate but has not performed, taught or supervised anesthesia in the operating room or other anesthetizing areas an average of one day per week over 12 consecutive months, the previous three years. Additionally, they do not plan to be clinically active for at least three years.
- Certified-Retired: Diplomate holds a valid ABA certificate, no longer is actively performing, teaching or supervising the practice of anesthesiology, and no longer has a professional responsibility to the specialty of anesthesiology.
- Retired: A Retired Diplomate no longer holds a valid ABA certificate, is no longer actively performing, teaching or supervising the practice of anesthesiology, and no longer has a professional responsibility to the specialty of anesthesiology.