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American Osteopathic Association Installs Ronald Burns, DO, as 123rd President

July 29, 2019

The NBOME congratulates former board member Ronald Burns, DO, on his new appointment as president of the American Osteopathic Association on Saturday, July 27th 2019.

Dr. Burns assumed the presidency before an estimated 500 osteopathic physicians (DOs) at the American Osteopathic Association’s annual business meeting in Chicago. The organization represents the professional interests of the nation’s more than 145,000 DOs and osteopathic medical students.

From 2009-2018, Dr. Burns served on the NBOME Board and participated in the COMLEX-USA Level 3 Advisory Committee, Executive Committee, and chaired the Nominating Committee. He has also previously served on the Cognitive Testing Advisory Committee.

Dr. Burns is a board-certified family medicine physician, with a private practice in Orlando, Florida. He has represented the state of Florida in the AOA House of Delegates for the past 19 years. He has also been a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association for over 29 years and served as its president from 2004­–2005.

“My goal is to ensure the AOA is ready to meet the current and future needs of its ever-growing body of constituents,” said Dr. Burns. “By necessity, that means having strong collaborative relationships with AOA’s affiliate organizations.”

We wish Dr. Burns best of luck, and look forward to working with our longtime colleague in his new position.

Read more about Dr. Burns’ role as AOA President.