Ronald Burns, DO, President, AOA
Dr. Burns is an AOA (American Osteopathic Association) board-certified family medicine physician in private practice in Orlando, FL. He will serve as president of the AOA from July 2019 until 2020. He has served on the AOA Board of Trustees since 2007 and has been a delegate to the AOA House of Delegates for the past 19 years. Active in organized medicine his entire career, Dr. Burns has been a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) for over 29 years. He was FOMA president from 2004 - 2005 and has been a trustee of the FOMA and FOMA District Society 3, providing leadership at the local level. Born in Pennsylvania, Dr. Burns graduated from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM) in Athens, OH. He completed his internship at Doctors Hospital of Stark County in Massillon, OH, and completed his residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando. In 2018, the Ohio Alumni Association Board of Directors presented Dr. Burns with the Medal of Merit for achieving distinction in his field.