Board Certification

Dr. Gurley is board certified in plastic surgery.  There are only 24 boards that have been certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS):

  • American Board of Allergy & Immunology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Family Practice
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Genetics
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine
  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Pathology
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • American Board of Radiology
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Urology

“The American Board of Medical Specialties, a not-for-profit organization, assists 24 approved medical specialty boards in the development and use of standards in the ongoing evaluation and certification of physicians. ABMS, recognized as the ‘gold standard’ in physician certification, believes higher standards for physicians means better care for patients.”

— American Board of Medical Specialties,”Setting the Standard for Quality Medical Care”, American Board of Medical Specialties.

“If your doctor is board certified by an ABMS Member Board, it means that he or she has completed years of schooling, fulfilled residency requirements and passed the tests required by the state or territory in which he or she intends to practice. Even after completing that lengthy effort, your doctor has chosen to undergo the voluntary process of certification, where he or she has been judged by a group of certified physicians in a particular specialty of medicine and has been deemed worthy of certification by an ABMS specialty board.”

— American Board of Medical Specialties, “The Importance of Board Certification”, American Board of Medical Specialties .