The American Osteopathic Association recently named Boyd Buser, dean of the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, as its president.
Buser was recognized in from of approximately 500 osteopathic physicians (D.O.s) during the American Osteopathic Association’s annual business meeting held in Chicago. More than 123,000 D.O.s and osteopathic medical students have their professional interests represented by the organization.
“We are at a turning point in health care, when the focus on wellness and prevention has never been greater,” Buser said. “Patients value our approach, how we partner with them to promote their health and wellbeing, whether the topic is preventing chronic disease or protecting patients from the threat of opioid addiction. As osteopathic physicians, we seek health in our patients and recognize that a person’s state of health depends on their body, mind and spirit.”
Buser is the former president of the American Academy of Osteopathy and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He is the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine dean and vice president of health affairs and serves as a professor of family medicine and osteopathic principles and practice at the university.