Contact Information

American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery
127 River Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: (717) 549-2527
Fax: (717) 398-0396

Our Mission

To enhance the overall quality of health care by offering board certification in Wound Medicine and Surgery to physicians in the United States and Canada. This certification will be based upon an examination offered to those physicians who demonstrate appropriate pre-requisite qualifications in addition to the necessary knowledge base and commitment to the care and management of wounds.

About the ABWMS

The American Board of Wound Medicine and Surgery (ABWMS) is an independent, non-profit evaluative organization whose accountability is to the practice of medicine as well as to the public which we serve. The Board stands for the highest standards in the management of wounds and has but one objective; to promote and recognize excellence in the care of patients with wounds.

The Board of Directors (see link) is comprised of physicians who have distinguished themselves in research, education and patient care. The Board is responsible for determining the qualification criteria for examinees as well as the development and administration of the examination itself. The Board confers certification upon physicians based upon standards of excellence that lead to optimal patient care. The ABWMS certification provides assurance to the public health care consumers that a physician has successfully completed appropriate training, has accumulated the necessary experience in patient care, and has fulfilled the examination and continuing evaluative requirements established by the board.