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Overview of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The Board of Directors of the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) is pleased to announce that Brian Nussenbaum, MD, MHCM has assumed the role of Executive Director effective January 1, 2018.


Your input is very important to the ABOto. The ABOto is pleased to offer an “Office Hours” with the Executive Director program, whereby appointments can be made to talk to Dr. Nussenbaum directly. We hope this new program will offer you, our stakeholders, easy access to Dr. Nussenbaum whenever needed. To schedule an appointment please contact Heather Burnett via email ( or phone (713-850-0399). All efforts will be made to schedule the phone call at a time convenient to the individual requesting the call.

The mission of the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) is to assure the public that, via its process of certification and lifelong maintenance of certification, its diplomates have met the ABOto’s professional standards of training and knowledge in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery.