Our Co-Chairs

We would like to express our greatest thanks and appreciation to our Program Planning Committee and it's Co-Chairs Dr. Linda Boyd and Dr. Juan Acosta.


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 Linda Boyd, DO, is a 1984 graduate of Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine and currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her bachelors from American University, her DO degree from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and has served as chief resident during her family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. She has previously served as the Acting Associate Dean for Curriculum at UMDNJ and an Associate Dean at Medical College of Georgia. 

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Juan F. Acosta, DO, MS, FACOEP-D, FACEP is a 1997 graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.  After an Osteopathic Internship and Residency in Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY, he received a Master’s in Clinical Investigation from Weill Cornell Medical College.  He also completed a Health Policy Fellowship from Ohio Heritage University/New York Institute of Technology.  In addition, Dr. Acosta is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM/OMM).

Dr. Acosta was the Program Director in Emergency Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital for several years.  During his tenure with Pacific Northwest University (PNWU) of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Washington, he served as the Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education, Director of Clinical Rotations, Regional Dean and Director of Medical Education.  In 2009, Dr. Acosta became the Medical Program Director of the Yakima County Department of EMS and continues to serve as such and the past President of the Yakima County Medical Society.  Dr. Acosta was very involved in the hospital medical executive committee and was the emergency Department Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs for Hospital Physician Partners and The Schumacher Clinical Partners.  He also served as a Board Member for the Osteopathic Board of Medicine and Surgery for Washington State.

Dr. Acosta has been involved with Graduate Medical Education his entire medical career.  While at PNWU, he was involved with OPTI-West Educational Consortium as a Regional Academic Officer. He is presently serving as a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Osteopathic Principles Committee.

Dr. Acosta recently moved to New York where he serves as the Associate Medical Director for the Emergency Department at Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown.  He is also actively involved with the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), a reviewer for CECBEMS, Journal of Emergency Medicine and a section editor for the West-JEM. Dr. Acosta is an Oral Board examiner for American Osteopathic Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine (AOBEM).  He is presently the secretary for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) and Secretary for the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators (AODME).

Dr. Acosta also serves on various American Osteopathic Association committees, which include the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), and the Committee on Continuing Medical Education (CCME).





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