Number of physicians in the U.S. by specialty and gender 2017

Number of active physicians in the U.S. in 2017, by specialty and gender

by John Elflein, last edited Jan 21, 2019
Number of physicians in the U.S. by specialty and gender 2017 The statistic displays the number of active physicians in the United States in 2017, based on specialty and gender. There were approximately 4,350 male physicians and 982 female physicians specializing in pain medicine and pain management. The largest number of active physicians are among primary care specialties such as internal medicine and general practice.
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Number of active physicians in the U.S. in 2017, by specialty and gender

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MaleFemale
Allergy & immunology2,9391,833
Anatomic/clinical pathology7,9834,847
Anesthesiology31,09410,624
Cardiovascular disease19,0543,138
Child & adolescent psychiatry4354,849
Critical care medicine8,5293,013
Dermatology6,1515,889
Emergency medicine30,65711,658
Endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism3,8153,668
Family medicine/general practice68,00445,342
Gastroenterology12,1352,593
General surgery19,8655,157
Geriatric medicine2,6532,939
Hematology & oncology10,2685,122
Infectious disease5,3693,753
Internal medicine71,57743,770
Internal medicine/pediatrics2,4162,704
Interventional cardiology3,546294
Neonatal-perinatal medicine2,7002,826
Nephrology7,7283,057
Neurological surgery5,065463
Neurology9,6744,029
Neuroradiology2,958718
Obstetrics & gynecology17,87923,740
Ophthalmology14,0414,767
Orthopedic surgery17,9811,016
Otolaryngology7,8901,630
Pain medicine & pain management4,350982
Pediatric cardiology1,750979
Pediatric hematology/oncology1,3021,489
Pediatrics21,43736,945
Physical medicine & rehabilitation6,0323,284
Plastic surgery5,9951,144
Preventive medicine4,3742,235
Psychiatry23,24414,941
Pulmonary disease4,644620
Radiation oncology3,6611,365
Radiology & diagnostic radiology20,6017,101
Rheumatology3,2462,622
Sports medicine (orthopedic surgery)2,440172
Thoracic surgery4,102309
Urology9,051866
Vascular & interventional radiology3,090325
Vascular surgery3,204482
MaleFemale
Allergy & immunology2,9391,833
Anatomic/clinical pathology7,9834,847
Anesthesiology31,09410,624
Cardiovascular disease19,0543,138
Child & adolescent psychiatry4354,849
Critical care medicine8,5293,013
Dermatology6,1515,889
Emergency medicine30,65711,658
Endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism3,8153,668
Family medicine/general practice68,00445,342
Gastroenterology12,1352,593
General surgery19,8655,157
Geriatric medicine2,6532,939
Hematology & oncology10,2685,122
Infectious disease5,3693,753
Internal medicine71,57743,770
Internal medicine/pediatrics2,4162,704
Interventional cardiology3,546294
Neonatal-perinatal medicine2,7002,826
Nephrology7,7283,057
Neurological surgery5,065463
Neurology9,6744,029
Neuroradiology2,958718
Obstetrics & gynecology17,87923,740
Ophthalmology14,0414,767
Orthopedic surgery17,9811,016
Otolaryngology7,8901,630
Pain medicine & pain management4,350982
Pediatric cardiology1,750979
Pediatric hematology/oncology1,3021,489
Pediatrics21,43736,945
Physical medicine & rehabilitation6,0323,284
Plastic surgery5,9951,144
Preventive medicine4,3742,235
Psychiatry23,24414,941
Pulmonary disease4,644620
Radiation oncology3,6611,365
Radiology & diagnostic radiology20,6017,101
Rheumatology3,2462,622
Sports medicine (orthopedic surgery)2,440172
Thoracic surgery4,102309
Urology9,051866
Vascular & interventional radiology3,090325
Vascular surgery3,204482
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by John Elflein, last edited Jan 21, 2019
The statistic displays the number of active physicians in the United States in 2017, based on specialty and gender. There were approximately 4,350 male physicians and 982 female physicians specializing in pain medicine and pain management. The largest number of active physicians are among primary care specialties such as internal medicine and general practice.
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