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Heritage College to graduate 35th class of
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WHAT: 35th Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement

WHERE: Ohio University Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium

WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10 a.m.

HIGHLIGHTS: The American Osteopathic Association’s 2014 president-elect Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., FACOI, will deliver the keynote address at the 35th Commencement of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Dr. Juhasz is a nationally recognized osteopathic physician, leader at an internationally recognized health care system and longtime advocate for the Heritage College. He serves as president of Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, and recently served as associate dean for the Heritage College’s northeast Ohio campus, which is set to open in July 2015.

A pioneer in the adoption of electronic health records, Dr. Juhasz was selected to participate in an expert panel with President George W. Bush in 2005 to discuss the benefits of electronic medical records and the president’s goal to have all physicians nationwide using them by 2014. In 2007 he also served as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Electronic Health Records Workgroup and served as a member of what is now known as the National eHealth Collaborative.

Dr. Juhasz earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was named an honorary alumnus of the Heritage College in 2006, received the Phillips Medal of Public Service from the college in 2011, and received the Ohio Osteopathic Association Trustee Award in 2008. He has been named a “Top Doc” by Cleveland Magazine for several years and also appeared in the former Northern Ohio Live “Best Doctors in Cleveland” listing.

The Heritage College will broadcast the Commencement ceremony live on the Internet at

Approximately 58 percent of this year’s graduates will enter a primary care residency of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics or a traditional internship; 65 percent of 2014 Heritage College graduates will remain in Ohio to practice.

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is a leader in training dedicated primary care physicians who are prepared to address the most pervasive medical needs in the state and the nation. Approximately 50 percent of Heritage College alumni practice in primary care and nearly 60 percent practice in Ohio. Care leads here.

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