Male & female active physicians: 70 statistics by specialty

The majority of active physicians, 69.9 percent, were male as of 2010. Here are 70 statistics on male and female active physicians by specialty, according to the AAMC 2012 Physician Specialty Data Book.

Allergy & immunology
•    Male physicians: 3,019 (69.8 percent)
•    Female physicians: 1,304 (30.2 percent)

Anatomic/clinical pathology
•    Male physicians: 9,910 (66.2 percent)
•    Female physicians: 5,056 (33.8 percent)

Anesthesiology
•    Male physicians: 30,852 (77 percent)
•    Female physicians: 9,227 (23 percent)

Cardiovascular disease
•    Male physicians: 19,435 (89.2 percent)
•    Female physicians: 2,365 (10.8 percent)

Child and adolescent psychiatry
•    Male physicians:3,986 (51.8 percent)
•    Female physicians: 3,715 (48.2 percent)

Dermatology
•    Male physicians: 6,346 (58.7 percent)
•    Female physicians: 4,467 (41.3 percent)

Emergency medicine
•    Male physicians: 25,972 (76.5 percent)
•    Female physicians: 7,983 (23.5 percent)

Endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism
•    Male physicians: 3,545 (60.3 percent)
•    Female physicians: 2,336 (39.7 percent)

Family medicine/general practice
•    Male physicians: 70,210 (66 percent)
•    Female physicians: 36,181 (34 percent)

Gastroenterology
•    Male physicians: 11,173 (87.1 percent)
•    Female physicians: 1,661 (12.9 percent)

General surgery
•    Male physicians: 22,255 (84.6 percent)
•    Female physicians: 4,041 (15.4 percent)

Geriatric medicine
•    Male physicians: 2,282 (53.4 percent)
•    Female physicians: 1,990 (46.6 percent)

Hematology and oncology
•    Male physicians: 9,241 (72.6 percent)
•    Female physicians: 3,483 (27.4 percent)

Infectious disease
•    Male physicians: 4,601 (64.5 percent)
•    Female physicians: 2,532 (35.5 percent)

Internal medicine
•    Male physicians: 71,747 (65.9 percent)
•    Female physicians: 37,070 (34.1 percent)

Internal medicine/pediatrics
•    Male physicians: 1,933 (50.3 percent)
•    Female physicians: 1,909 (49.7 percent)

Neonatal-perinatal medicine
•    Male physicians: 2,412 (54.8 percent)
•    Female physicians: 1,988 (45.2 percent)

Nephrology
•    Male physicians: 6,390 (76.5 percent)
•    Female physicians: 1,959 (23.5 percent)

Neurological surgery
•    Male physicians: 4,716 (93.5 percent)
•    Female physicians: 328 (6.5 percent)

Obstetrics and gynecology
•    Male physicians: 21,222 (52.6 percent)
•    Female physicians: 19,123 (47.4 percent)

Ophthalmology
•    Male physicians: 14,342 (80 percent)
•    Female physicians: 3,593 (20 percent)

Orthopedic surgery
•    Male physicians: 19,019 (96 percent)
•    Female physicians: 801 (4 percent)

Otolaryngology
•    Male physicians: 8,055 (87.3 percent)
•    Female physicians: 1,170 (12.7 percent)

Pediatrics
•    Male physicians: 23,256 (41.9 percent)
•    Female physicians: 32,200 (58.1 percent)

Physical medicine and rehabilitation
•    Male physicians: 5,608 (66.2 percent)
•    Female physicians: 2,867 (33.8 percent)

Plastic surgery
•    Male physicians: 5,933 (87 percent)
•    Female physicians: 886 (13 percent)

Preventative medicine
•    Male physicians: 4,850 (71.1 percent)
•    Female physicians: 1,970 (28.9 percent)

Psychiatry
•    Male physicians: 24,946 (65.2 percent)
•    Female physicians: 13,324 (34.8 percent)

Pulmonary disease and critical care medicine
•    Male physicians: 10,405 (83.2 percent)
•    Female physicians: 2,1014 (16.8 percent)

Radiation oncology
•    Male physicians: 3,348 (75.1 percent)
•    Female physicians: 1,108 (24.9 percent)

Radiology and diagnostic radiology
•    Male physicians: 21,805 (78 percent)
•    Female physicians: 6,165 (22 percent)

Rheumatology
•    Male physicians: 3,110 (63.4 percent)
•    Female physicians: 1,794 (36.6 percent)

Thoracic surgery
•    Male physicians: 4,464 (95.4 percent)
•    Female physicians: 217 (4.6 percent)

Urology
•    Male physicians: 9,257 (94.2 percent)
•    Female physicians: 567 (5.8 percent)

Vascular surgery
•    Male physicians: 2,629 (92.2 percent)
•    Female physicians: 223 (7.8 percent)

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