Share of female physicians in select specialties in the U.S. as of 2019

This statistic shows the percentage of physicians in select specialties in the U.S. who were women as of 2019. As of that time, around 61 percent of obstetrician-gynecologists were women, while only 14 percent of cardiologists were women.

Percentage of physicians in select specialties in the U.S. who were women as of 2019

Percentage of women
Ob/Gyn61%
Pediatrics60%
Diabetes & Endocrinology46%
Psychiatry44%
Pathology43%
Dermatology42%
Family Medicine42%
Infectious Diseases41%
Internal Medicine41%
Neurology37%
Public Health & Preventative Medicine34%
Oncology34%
Rheumatology34%
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation33%
Allergy & Immunology32%
Nephrology29%
Ophthalmology27%
Emergency Medicine26%
Surgery, General25%
Critical Care25%
Anesthesiology23%
Pulmonary Medicine21%
Radiology21%
Otolaryngology21%
Gastroenterology21%
Plastic Surgery19%
Cardiology14%
Urology12%
Orthopedics9%
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 25, 2018 to February 14, 2019

Number of respondents

19,328 physicians from 30+ specialties

Method of interview

Email survey

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