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Boyd Buser, DO

KYCOM Dean

Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine


Boyd R. Buser, D.O. is the Immediate Past President of the American Osteopathic Association.  Since 2007, Dr. Buser has served as Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he also holds the rank of Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice and Professor of Family Medicine.  He is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is dually board certified in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.  He has taught extensively both nationally and internationally in the field of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  He has a long history of advocacy in the payment policy arena, having served on the RUC and CPT Advisory Committees as well as 8 years as a member of the AMA’s CPT Editorial Panel.  He has been an instrumental figure in the development of the single accreditation system for graduate medical education.  
Dr. Buser is a past Chairman of the Board of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) and is a founding and current member of the Board of Directors of the Osteopathic International Alliance.  In 1995, Dr. Buser served as President of the American Academy of Osteopathy and was named Educator of the Year by the AOA and American Osteopathic Foundation in 1994.Dr. Buser has received honors and awards from many osteopathic institutions, including the A.T. Still Medallion of Honor by the American Academy of Osteopathy, and the Pioneer of Osteopathic Medicine medal from UNECOM.  

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