On July 19, Robert S. Juhasz, DO, was inaugurated as the 118th President of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The inauguration ceremony took place during the AOA’s 2014 Annual Business Meeting in Chicago, IL. Dr. Juhasz’s installation marked the end of the presidential term of Norman E. Vinn, DO.
Dr. Juhasz, an alumnus of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM), currently serves as President of South Pointe Hospital, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western University in Cleveland. During his time with the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Juhasz has been integral in several momentous projects, including the implementation of the electronic medical record system at the Cleveland Clinic. He also played an important role in the founding of the OU-HCOM’s newest branch campus in Dublin, OH. The additional campus is expected to improve patient access to primary care in northeast Ohio.
As a reflection of his commitment to the osteopathic medical profession and his community, Dr. Juhasz serves as the co-chair of the physician section of the professional division of the cabinet for United Way of Lake County in Ohio in 2011, works as a Lake County Medical Reserve Corps volunteer, and is a member of the Tri-City Chamber of Commerce. He is also a fellow and diplomat of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
In recognition of his work, Dr. Juhasz has been named a “Top Doc” by Cleveland Magazine several times (most recently in 2013), was awarded the Phillips Medal of Public Service by OU-HCOM, received the Ohio Osteopathic Association’s Trustee Award, and was named an Honorary Alumnus of OU-HCOM in 2008.
Congratulations, Dr. Juhasz!