The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) has recently announced that Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, will be the new Chief Executive Officer of the association on or before May 31.
Dr. Klauer will be the first osteopathic physician to lead AOA operations since 1981. As CEO, Dr. Klauer will have primary responsibility for strategy, operating results, continued organizational growth, and advocacy for the osteopathic profession. Working with the AOA Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, regional associations, and staff, Dr. Klauer will advance the organization’s strategic vision and execute the programs and activities of the AOA.
Dr. Klauer will join the AOA from TeamHealth, a leading clinician services organization, where he served as Chief Medical Officer for hospital-based services, Chief Risk Officer, and Executive Director for the patient safety organization. He also is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.
A 1992 graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM), Dr. Klauer is board certified in emergency medicine and holds an executive juris doctorate from Concord Law School. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians Board of Directors, where he is also Medical Editor in Chief for ACEP Now