The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons

Established in 2015, the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS) is a non-profit, physician-led organization which provides a pathway for continuous certification in all of the broadly recognized areas of specialty medical practice. Access the list of specialties NBPAS certifies.

NBPAS is led by a board of unpaid physicians, thought leaders in clinical and academic medicine, and is the only continuing certification board that strictly prohibits the discriminatory practice of time-unlimited "grandfathering".

NBPAS is dedicated to its mission to:

  • Support continuous and rigorous lifelong learning, clinical excellence, professionalism, and patient care through evidence-based CME.
  • Provide a continuous board certification pathway that is evidence based, specialty specific, and clinically relevant.
  • Require learning that is streamlined, less burdensome, and aligned with other requirements to reduce burnout and help keep physicians practicing medicine.
  • Provide competition and choice in continuing certification.
  • Elevate the practice of medicine over the business of medicine by eliminating obstacles, distractions, and interference, allowing more time for physicians to equitably care for patients.
  • Welcome and support qualified physicians through our dedicated team of NBPAS professionals who are here to support you.

Holding specialty and subspecialty certification with NBPAS indicates a physician’s ongoing commitment to continuous learning through a physician-led pathway that is clinically rigorous, evidence-based, less burdensome, and nationally recognized.

The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons meets national accreditation standards for health plans and hospitals including National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ), Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and was named as a “Designated Equivalent Source Agency” by The Joint Commission (TJC).

NBPAS proudly represents physicians in all 50 states, at over 200 hospitals, health systems, telemedicine and insurers.

NBPAS is an independent organization and is NOT affiliated with the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).


National Board of Physicians And Surgeons Board Members

Physician board members (all unpaid) believe continuous physician education is required for excellence in patient care.

  • Paul Teirstein, M.D., President NBPAS, Chief of Cardiology, Scripps Clinic
  • John Anderson, M.D., Past President, Medicine and Science, American Diabetes Association, Frist Clinic, Nashville, TN
  • Ricardo Correa, M.D., Program Director of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Fellowship and Director for Diversity in Graduate Medical Education, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • David F. Dies, M.D., MBA, Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, John C. McDonald Regional Transplant Center
  • David John Driscoll, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Daniel Einhorn, M.D., Immediate-Past President, American College of Endocrinology; Past President, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Bernard Gersh, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • C. Michael Gibson, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Robert A. Harrington, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Stanford University
  • David Holmes, M.D., Scripps Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Howard C. Mandel, M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology, Private Practice
  • Paul G. Mathew, M.D., FAAN, FAHS, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Jordan Metcalf, M.D., Professor and Research Director, Pulm. & Crit. Care, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
  • Scott Monteith, M.D., DLFAPA, Past President Michigan Psychiatric Society; Psychiatry Residency Associate Program Director, Traverse City, MI.
  • Dan Morhaim, M.D., Emergency Medicine, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Maryland State Legislator (1995-2019)
  • Jeffrey W. Moses, M.D., Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, NY, NY
  • Milton Packer, M.D., Distinguished Scholar in Cardiovascular Science, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Harry E. Sarles Jr., M.D., FACG, Immediate Past President for the American College of Gastroenterology
  • Hal Scherz, M.D., Chief of Urology- Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital, Assoc Clinical Professor of Urology Emory University
  • Karen S. Sibert, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor: UCLA Health; President-Elect: California Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Gregg W. Stone, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Eric Topol, M.D., Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health; Director, Scripps Translational Science Institute
  • Bonnie Weiner, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Mathew Williams, M.D., Chief, Division of Adult Cardiac Surgery, New York University Medical Center


To access more information and supporting materials visit – NBPAS Materials
For more information or have a question, contact NBPAS – info@nbpas.org.