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Office of the Executive Dean

Welcome to the Office of the Executive Dean


The executive dean is the chief administrative officer of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and is responsible for the college’s strategic direction and its partnerships with health care systems across the nation.

Contact the Executive Dean

 johnsok9@ohio.edu

 740.593.9350

Event Request

  • Welcome to a new academic year!

    Dr. Johnson discusses the "secret sauce" of the Heritage College experience.
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  • A look back at Convocation

    Welcome, Class of 2026!
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  • Update regarding Department of Pediatrics

    Dr. Karen Montgomery-Reagan steps down from department chair role. 
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Dr. Ken Johnson sits on a bench

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Care Leads Here

The Heritage College is where tomorrow's primary care physicians and specialists learn, grow and go forward. Trained to treat the whole patient. Ready to serve every population. And fully prepared to address the most pervasive medical needs of the state.

 

News

  • "Rethinking Poverty" workshop helps instill empathy in new class of medical students

    Incoming medical students participated in an interactive workshop designed to build awareness and provoke discussion about social determinants of health and the implications of living in under-resourced communities.  
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  • Summer Scholars provides students a unique start to medical school

    Where medical school starts is not the same for everyone. For some at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, it begins with a program called Summer Scholars. This summer, 24 students joined Heritage College faculty, professors and current students in Athens, Ohio to be immersed in a five-week, rigorous, hands-on program similar to what first-year medical students experience.  
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  • Murphy and Culver named interim department chairs

    Erin Murphy, Ph.D., has been named interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Andrew Culver, D.O. ('99), has assumed the role of interim chair of the Department of Specialty Medicine and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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