Osteopathic physicians elect new leaders

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 7, 2006

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John A. Strosnider, DO, a family physician and dean of the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Ky., became the American Osteopathic Assn.'s 110th president in July.

Dr. Strosnider has been a member of the AOA since 1971 and a board of trustees member since 1992.

"This country is in great need of primary care physicians in medically underserved rural areas. The osteopathic medical profession was built on a primary care philosophy, and we need to get back to those basics so that our patients in these areas have access to the distinctive health care promised by osteopathic medicine," Dr. Strosnider said of his plans for the year ahead.

Peter B. Ajluni, DO, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon from Bloomfield Hills, Mich., became the AOA's president-elect at the group's annual meeting last month.

The AOA represents more than 56,000 osteopathic physicians.

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