Welcome to the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology's Website
The American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (ABNO) was created as an operating unit of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OncANP) in 2006. The purpose of ABNO is to create, manage and administer the naturopathic oncology board certification process. In this role, ABNO has authority over all board certification decisions, including, but not limited to eligibility standards; application forms and process; application review and acceptance; the development, administration and scoring of the certification examination; selection of personnel and consultants; processing and review of appeals; creation and administration of standards for naturopathic oncology training programs; approval of naturopathic oncology residency and fellowship programs acceptable for board certification eligibility; and other operational processes.
The OncANP was recognized as a Professional Society Affiliate official affiliate of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) in 2004, and board certification as a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO) was recognized by the AANP in 2006.
To date, ABNO has administered five rounds of examinations through Comira Testing agency and is currently working towards accreditation as a professional certification program through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
The certification activities of ABNO are governed by an independent board of examiners, the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology Board of Medical Examiners (ABNOBOMEx). The current members of ABNOBOMEx are:
Timothy Birdsall, ND, FABNO, Chair
Ian Bier, ND, PhD, LAc, FABNO, Vice Chair
Tina Kaczor, ND, FABNO, Secretary
Chad Aschtgen, ND, FABNO
Steve Plaza, ND, LAc, FABNO
Marie Winters, ND, FABNO
Kip Micuda, Esq. (Public Member)