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 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.