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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.



  • Fossil rebuild animation wins paleo art award

    Joseph Groenke, laboratory coordinator for the O’Connor lab in the biomedical sciences department of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has won a "paleo art" award for a short video summarizing how he digitally reconstructed a set of shattered fossil teeth from an extinct mammal.
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  • Room in new facility to be named for college alumnus and wife

    A Heritage College alumnus and his wife have pledged a $100,000 gift to the college’s general support fund. In recognition of their generous gift, a meeting space in the college’s new medical education facility, Heritage Hall, will be named the Dr. Thomas (’83) and Barbara Anderson Conference Room.
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  • College Advisory Board names four new members

    The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is welcoming four new members to its College Advisory Board. They are Terri Donlin Huesman; Karen Morrison; Amy Rohling McGee; and Eileen Sheil. The four new members will formally join the board Jan. 22 during its board retreat in Dublin, Ohio.
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