Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Earns Certification by the American Board of Phlebology


Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad Earns Certification
by the American Board of Phlebology (Vein Disorders)

Hamilton, New Jersey–September 25, 2008

The American Board of Phlebology has announced that Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad has earned board certification in
the specialty of phlebology by the American Board of Phlebology (ABPh). Dr. Ahmad was first board certified by the ABPh in July, 2008. This is the charter class for ABPh, which includes 248 diplomats nationwide.

It is with great pleasure that we announce this accomplishment by Dr. Ahmad. His certification with the American Board of Phlebology is a direct reflection of his skill, knowledge, and experience in providing quality patient care, and his continued commitment to the advancement of vein care. To become board certified is truly an accomplishment. Less than 10% of all phlebology professionals in the US have earned certification from the ABPh.

To become an ABPh diplomat, an applicant must complete the requisite training or experience qualifications, meet the continuing medical education requisites, and pass a stringent certification examination. Certification periods are ten years and maintenance is dependent on the ability of the diplomat to display competency
in four areas of assessment:

• Evidence of professional standing
• Evidence of commitment to lifelong-learning and periodic self-assessment • Evidence of cognitive expertise
• Evidence of performance in practice

The ABPh (www.americanboardofphlebology.org) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 2007 for the purpose of certifying physicians who have met a defined standard of education, training and knowledge in the field of phlebology. The ABPh was established to:

  1. Improve the standards of medical practitioners and the quality of patient care related to the treatment of venous disorders and all aspects of venous disease
  2. Serve the public and the medical profession by establishing initial and continuing qualifications for certification and maintenance of certification as physician specialists in the practice of phlebology
  3. Examine physician candidates for certification and maintenance of certification in the practice of phlebology
  4. Establish education standards for teaching and training programs in phlebology
  5. Maintain a registry of individuals who hold certificates issued by the Board

For more information, visit www.AmericanBoardOfPhlebology.org

Imtiaz Ahmad, MD

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