Medical Specialties

Anesthesiology
the branch of medicine that is concerned with the relief of pain and administration of medication to relieve pain during surgery
Cardiology
the study of the anatomy, normal functions, and disorders of the heart
Public Health
a field of medicine that deals with the physical and mental health of the community
Cytology
the study of cells, including their formation, origin, structure, function, biochemical activities, and pathology
Dermatology
the study of the skin, including the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the skin and the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders
Emergency Medicine
a branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions resulting from trauma or sudden illness
Endocrinology
the study of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the endocrine system and of the treatment of endocrine problems
Epidemiology
the study of the occurrence, distribution, and causes of disease in humankind
Family Medicine
the branch of medicine that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of health problems in people of either sex and any age
Forensic Medicine
a branch of medicine that deals with the legal aspects of health care
Gastroenterology
the study of diseases affecting the GI tract, including the stomach, intestines, gallbladder, and bile duct
Geriatrics
the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and problems specific to the aged
Gerontology
the scientific study of ageing and the problems associated with elderly people
Gynecology
the scientific study of the female reproductive system, its diseases, and their treatment
Hematology
the branch of medicine that deals with the blood and blood producing organs
Histology
the anatomical study of the microscopic structure of animal and plant tissue
Immunology
the branch of biology concerned with the study of immunity
Microbiology
the branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms
Neonatology
the branch of pediatrics that deals with the diseases and care of newborn infants
Nephrology
the science that deals with the kidneys, especially their functions or diseases
Neurology
the medical science that deals with the nervous system and disorders affecting it
Obstetrics
the branch of medicine that deals with the care of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the recuperative period following delivery
Ophthalmology
the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, pathology, and treatment of the eye
Orthopedics
the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of disorders or injuries of the bones, joints, and associated muscles
Osteology
the study of the structure and function of bones
Otolaryngology
the branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat
Pathology
the branch of medicine concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of disease, including the changes occurring as a result of disease
Pediatrics
the branch of medicine that deals with the care of infants and children and the treatment of their diseases
Pharmacology
the science of drugs, including their composition, uses, and effects
Podiatry
the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the human foot
Psychiatry
the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders
Psychology
the science that deals with mental processes and behavior
Radiology
the branch of medicine that deals with the use of radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment of disease
Toxicology
the branch of science concerned with poisons, their nature, effects, and antidotes
Urology
the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the urinary tract and urogenital system
Virology
the study of viruses and viral diseases