WHAT: 35th Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic
WHERE: Ohio University Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial
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.