Dr. Boyd R. Buser served as the 120th President of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in 2016-2017. From 2007-2018, Dr. Buser served as Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the University of Pikeville’s Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice and professor of family medicine. He is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is dually board certified in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) and family medicine, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He has taught extensively both nationally and internationally in the field of OMM.
Dr. Buser is a past Chairman of the Board of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) and is a founding member and current chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the Osteopathic International Alliance. He served as a member of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure from 2007-2018. From 2011-2013, he served as the Co-Chair of the AOA/Association of American Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Blue Ribbon Commission on the Advancement of Osteopathic Medical Education. He chaired the AOA’s Bureau of OGME Development and was an instrumental figure in the development of the single accreditation system for graduate medical education. In 1995, Dr. Buser served as president of the American Academy of Osteopathy and was named Educator of the Year by the AOA and American Osteopathic Foundation in 1994. Dr. Buser currently resides in Kennebunkport, Maine with his wife Pam, where he serves as clinical professor at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.