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Juan F. Acosta, DO, MS, Introduced as NBOME’s Newest Board Member

January 6, 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), an independent, nonprofit organization that provides competency assessments for osteopathic medical licensure and related health care professions, today introduced Juan F. Acosta, DO, MS, as its newest board member. He was recommended to the NBOME Nominating Committee via the Assembly of Graduate Medical Educators (AOGME, formerly known as the Association of Osteopathic Directors of Medical Education- AODME), filling the seat previously held by new NBOME Vice-Chair Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH. He was elected at the annual NBOME Board Meeting in December.

“Joining the Board of Directors at the NBOME is an exciting opportunity for me,” said NBOME new board member, Juan F. Acosta, DO, MS. “I’d like to express my gratitude to Dr. Gimpel and his colleagues at the NBOME Board for electing me to this position.”

Dr. Acosta recently moved to New York where he serves as the Associate Medical Director for the Emergency Department at Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown. He is also actively involved with the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Medicine and a section editor for the West-JEM Journal. Dr. Acosta is an Oral Board examiner for American Osteopathic Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (AOBEM). He is presently the secretary for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) and Secretary for the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME). Dr. Acosta also serves on the American Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and the Committee on Continuing Medical Education (CCME).

“We are very fortunate to welcome Dr. Acosta to the Board,” said NBOME Board Chair Geri O’Shea, DO.  “His enthusiasm, decorated professional career and experience in graduate medical education, add to our Board at an exciting time for the NBOME and the osteopathic medical profession.”