AACOM Announces Bruce Dubin, DO, Recipient of 2014 Dale Dodson Award

November 5, 2014


Lisa Cole, MBA
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s (AACOM) Assembly of Presidents (AOP) named Bruce Dubin, DO, JD, FCLM, FACOI, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost and Dean of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCUMB-COM), as the recipient of the 2014 Dale Dodson Award on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Created in memory of AOA past President and osteopathic medical education innovator Dale S. Dodson, DO, this annual award recognizes a current or past CEO or Chief Academic Officer (CAO) of an osteopathic medical college who has made significant contributions to the advancement or support of osteopathic medical education.

“We are honored to present this award to Dr. Dubin as we congratulate him on his many outstanding contributions to the osteopathic medical education community throughout his inspiring record of service,” said Stephen Shannon, DO, MPH, AACOM President and CEO. “Dr. Dubin’s achievements as a thought leader in osteopathic medical education, combined with his dedication to teaching, truly exceed expectations. His distinguished service sets a high standard for others in the osteopathic medical field to follow.”

Dr. Dubin earned his bachelor of arts (BA) in chemistry and biology from Eastern Michigan University and a juris doctor (JD) from the University of Detroit Mercy. Board certified in internal medicine (AOBIM), he earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM). In 2006, he was awarded the “Riland Medal” for Academic Leadership from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) and School of Health Professions.

“It is a great honor to receive the 2014 Dale Dodson Award, and to be recognized by my colleagues,” Dr. Dubin said. “Being able to contribute to the continued advancement of osteopathic medical education is something I take great pride in. It’s important that we provide the next generation of physicians with the best educational experiences possible, so that they, in turn, can provide outstanding care to thousands of patients during their careers.”

Prior to KCUMB, Dr. Dubin was Dean and Chief Academic Officer at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) before serving as Interim President from 2011-13. Leading in a variety of capacities including Associate Dean at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) from 1999-2002, he was Vice Dean, Interim Dean, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM). He also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus (VCOM-VC) from 2002-03.

Honors include receiving the Meritorious Medical Educator Recognition from the State of Texas Legislature in 2010, the Texas Osteopathic Association Meritorious Service Award in 2009, and being named Educator of the Year from the American Osteopathic Foundation in 2007.


The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) represents the 30 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States.  These colleges are accredited to deliver instruction at 42 teaching locations in 28 states. In the 2014-15 academic year these colleges are educating over 24,600 future physicians – more than 20 percent of all US medical students. Six of the colleges are public and 24 are private institutions.

AACOM was founded in 1898 to support and assist the nation's osteopathic medical schools, and to serve as a unifying voice for osteopathic medical education. AACOM provides leadership for the osteopathic medical education community by promoting excellence in medical education, research and service, and by fostering innovation and quality across the continuum of osteopathic medical education to improve the health of the American public.