Phillips Medal Recipients

Phillips Medal

2013 Recipient 

John A. Brose, D.O., FAAFP John A. Brose, D.O., FAAFP

John A. "Jack" Brose, D.O., vice provost for health affairs at Ohio University, advises and supports the Provost's Office on the development of the new central and northeast Ohio campuses and leads the university's Academic Health Center.

Dr. Brose served with the Heritage College for 30 years as a clinical faculty member, researcher and senior administrator, the last 10 years as dean.

In 2009, Dr. Brose initiated a strategic planning process that culminated in 2011 with the announcement of a $105 million gift to the medical school form the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations.

The gift is one of the largest private donations ever directed to higher education in Ohio. The gift is the largest in support of primary care medical education and is intended to address pressing health delivery issues across the sate and nation, including the shortage of primary care physicians. The college's campus in Dublin, in partnership with OhioHealth, is being developed in direct response to that shortage. This campus opens in 2014. In 2012, Dr. Brose led efforts to partner with the Cleveland Clinic to open a their campus in northeast Ohio in 2015.

Named the college's fifth dean in November 2001, Dr. Brose oversaw a 40 percent increase in enrollment, redevelopment of the curriculum, and renovations of many OU-HCOM's existing facilities and construction of new facilities, including the $34.5 million, 89,000-square-foot Osteopathic Heritage Foundations and Charles R. and Marilyn Y. Stuckey Academic & Research Center.

Throughout his career at OU-HCOM, including his time as dean, Dr. Brose continued to practice medicine, in recent years volunteering in the college's free clinic, the Heritage Community Clinic, which he established. Today the free clinic provides thousands of people with the health care they otherwise could not afford. Under Dr. Brose's leadership, OU-HCOM completed the necessary privatization of the college's faculty physician practice, and in 2011 took responsibility for Ohio University's student health services, now known as Campus Care. Also, the college's system of teaching hospitals across the state, the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education, doubled in size from 12 to 25 hospitals and health care facilities. 

Recipient of 26 "outstanding instructor awards" at OU-HCOM, Dr. Brose was named "Ohio Educator of the Year" by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians in 2001. In 2012, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Osteopathic Association.

Dr. Brose was a two-term chairman of the Ohio Council of Medical School Deans. He is the author of numerous academic and research publications, including the book "Guide to EKG Interpretation."

Dr. Brose received his undergraduate degree in biology from Gettysburg College in 1972. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1976. In 1979, he completed a residency in family practice at the Scott Medical Center USAF, where he was chief resident. Afterwards, he completed a Teaching and Research Fellowship at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.