Ohio University

Office of the Executive Dean

The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

An exciting time for the Heritage College

There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Last spring, we celebrated the graduation of our largest class to date, including the first class of students to complete their studies at the Heritage College, Cleveland and the second class to graduate from the Heritage College, Dublin. We are embarking upon the second year of our new Pathways to Health and Wellness curriculum, which has revolutionized student learning. We are in the process of building a new state-of-the-art medical education facility on the Athens campus. Meanwhile, research and discoveries of our faculty and alumni are garnering national attention and saving countless lives. 

The unprecedented momentum that we are witnessing today was enabled by our historic $105 million Osteopathic Heritage Foundations gift. This award set us on a course of excellence, growth and service to Ohio, one that will propel us to the forefront of primary care medical education and medical research. I look forward to working with our faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends, and partners - old and new - as we continue this trajectory and bring our college to heights we cannot yet imagine.


Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O., FAAO
Executive Dean, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine &
Chief Medical Affairs Officer, Ohio University

Strategic Planning

Two women standing in front of a "Care Leads Here" poster

Care Leads Here

Since our beginning nearly 40 years ago, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has been guided by its founding idea: To train excellent osteopathic physicians who serve Ohio’s communities of greatest need, especially in primary care fields.

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Phillips Medal

Dr. Ted Wymyslo is awarded Phillips Medal of Honor

The Phillips Medal of Public Service

The Phillips Medal of Public Service is named for the late J. Wallace Phillips and Jody Galbreath Phillips, longtime friends of Ohio University to recognize the men and women involved in health care, education and public service.



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    With COVID-19 putting increased strain on health care systems around the world, frontline care providers are facing shortages of protective gear. In the communities that are home to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s three campuses, the college has stepped up to help fill this growing need.
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  • Heritage Community Clinic will keep providing care during COVID-19

    The Heritage Community Clinic at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will continue to offer health care services to residents in its 24-county service area during the COVID-19 outbreak, while minimizing face-to-face contacts. It is transitioning its model of care to meet patients’ needs while keeping everyone safe.
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  • Virus precautions don’t dampen celebration of Match Day results

    Even under a statewide lockdown on large in-person gatherings, made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no way the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine was about to let Match Day 2020 pass uncelebrated Friday. So good news and congratulations were shared virtually.
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