This is the home page of the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology.

The American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology is the certifying board for anesthesiology and is dedicated to establishing and maintaining high standards for certification of osteopathic physicians in the practice of anesthesiology and other related subspecialties. The AOBA seeks to ensure that the physicians it certifies demonstrate expertise and competence in the field of anesthesiology. The AOBA is committed to delivery of quality healthcare to all patients by working with the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) in the enhancement and continuous improvement of our certification process.
Please mark your calendars for these important dates and deadlines for 2015.

February 15, 2015
Oral Examination Application Deadline
Written Examination Applicaton Deadline
CAQ Pain Management Examination Applicaton Deadline
OCC Cognitive Examination Application Deadline
Clinical Examination Application Deadline

March 13, 2015
​CAQ Pain Management Examination
​CAQ Pain Management OCC Examination
​OCC Cognitive Examination
Hotel Intercontinental
Chicago, Illinois

March 13, 2015
AOBA Annual Meeting
Hotel Intercontinental
Chicago, Illinois

April 2015
BOS Meeting
Chicago O'Hare Hilton
Chicago, Illinois

August 15, 2015
Written Examination

August 15, 2015
2nd Clinical Examination Application Deadline

October 17, 2015
Oral Examination
Disney's Contemporary Resort
Orlando, Florida

November, 2015
BOS Annual Meeting
Chicago O'Hare Hilton
Chicago, Illinois
​The first study module for 2015 should be avaiable online by next week. With this posting, all of the 2014 modules will no longer be available for OCC completion. The presentation will still be available for viewing in the "Archives" section. Again, I wish to point out that the AOBA is offering a $1,000 honorarium for each study module completed. If anyone is interested please contact Jessica for further information.

Secondly, please note that the application deadline for all the March examinations is February 15, 2015. No application will be considered after this time.

Finally, as of January 1, 2015, I have put in my resignation as AOBA Chairman for both personal and professional reasons, to be effective after the March AOBA meeting. I have enjoyed my time and hope that the AOBA continues to move forward in seeking new ways and opportunities to make the certification process more physician friendly. Until the March AOBA meeting, Dr. Bradley Wargo will serve as Interim Chairman.

Bryan Simms, D.O., F.A.O.C.A.

Posted 2/1/2015