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Welcome

The ABVLM is an independent non-profit organization organized under the laws of the state of Illinois for scientific and educational purposes. No part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any director, officer, or other individual.


In June 2013 the Board of Directors approved a new name for the organization: The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. This change (from formerly The American Board of Phlebology) was approved so that our name more clearly conveys the purpose of our organization and the focus of our diplomates. We believe this will help improve communication and reduce confusion when engaging with the lay public, other physicians, health plans, and a variety of governmental and nongovernmental agencies.


It is not the purpose of the Board to define requirements for membership on hospital staffs, to gain special recognition or privileges for its diplomates in the practice of phlebology or to define the scope of venous and lymphatic medicine practice. The Board does not define who may or may not practice venous and lymphatic medicine. It is neither a source of censure nor an entity for the resolution of ethical or medico-legal issues.


The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine is not yet a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS); however, our certification exam is based on standards set by the ABMS.



Recent News



The ABVLM Board of directors recently approved an organizational name change. Read the details in this letter.



In 2014, we added 51 new diplomates to the ranks of the board, bringing the total number of certified physicians to 675.



Applications to sit in the 2015 exam cycle will open October 1, 2014 and will remain open through the end of January 2015. The exam is offered annually in late April.