A neurologist, child neurologists or psychiatrist who provides a high level of care, either as a primary physician or consultant, for patients experiencing problems with acute, chronic or cancer pain in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Patient care needs may also be coordinated with other specialists. Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition changed, source added]
Additional Resources: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2007. http://www.abpn.org/.
Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
A subspecialty certificate was approved by ABMS in 1998.
ACGME Accredited Residency Program Requirements: None.