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About ABP
The mission of The American Board of Pathology, as a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, is to promote the health of the public by advancing the practice and science of pathology.

The ABP accomplishes its mission through the following principal activities:

  1. Establishing certification standards.
  2. Assessing the qualifications of those seeking to practice the specialty of pathology.
  3. Conducting voluntary primary and subspecialty certification examinations and awarding certificates to successful candidates.
  4. Encouraging the maintenance of certification of those practicing pathology.
  5. Participating in the review of pathology training programs and supporting the directors and trainees of these programs.
  6. Maintaining communication with pathology and other medical organizations, with its diplomates, and with others as appropriate.
  7. Encouraging the study of pathology.
  8. Maintaining a registry of its diplomates.

The ABP does not seek special privileges for its diplomates, nor does it:

  1. Confer an academic degree.
  2. Confer a legal qualification or license to practice pathology.
  3. Define hospital privileges.
  4. Define the scope of specialty practice.
  5. Delineate who may or may not engage in the practice of pathology.

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American Board of Pathology (ABP)

Karen L. Kaul, MD, PhD
NorthShore University Health System
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201-1783
Phone: (847) 570-2052
Fax: (847) 570-1938

Vice President

Susan Fuhrman, MD

The Ohio State University School of Medicine

Phone: (614) 566-5526

Steven Swerdlow, MD
UPMC Presbyterian
Suite G300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 647-5191
Fax:(412) 647-4008

Michael Jones, MD
Maine Medical Center
324 Gannett Dr # 200
South Portland, ME 04106
Phone: (207) 662-2959
Phone: (207) 482-7800

Chief Executive Officer and IPC Representative
Rebecca L. Johnson, MD
The American Board of Pathology
4830 W. Kennedy Blvd.

Suite 690
Tampa, FL 33609
Phone: (813) 286-2444

Updated 3/10/2018