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 2014.

September 27, 2014
Oral Examination
Westin Kierland
Scottsdale, Arizona

September 28, 2014
AOBA 2nd Stated Meeting
Westin Kierland
Scottsdale, Arizona

September 28 - October 1, 2014
AOCA Annual Conference
Westin Kierland
Scottsdale, Arizona

November 8, 2014
BOS Annual Meeting
Chicago O'Hare Hilton
Chicago, Illinois
The CAQ in Pediatric Anesthesia has received just over 50 questions of the approximately 200 that are required for the examination. Time is dwindling to get the questions reviewed and approved before the March 2015 examination.

A JTA has been put up on Survey Monkey for the CAQ in Critical Care Medicine. This is the first step in bringing the examination out of dormancy. If you practice any Critical Care Medicine please go to the website and participate.

The PPA component of the OCC process has been finalized and updated on the website. The Board will begin notifying diplomates in the near future to begin this process.

Finally, I wish to thank everyone in advance for their participation in the upcoming Oral Examination this coming weekend. We have three sessions and the largest number of applicants to ever take the examination. Without your participation this could not have been accomplished.

​See you in Scottsdale!!

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

Posted 9/22/2014