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Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD


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Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, serves as the CEO of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), representing more than 178,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students throughout the U.S.

In this position, Dr. Klauer leads strategy, operations, organizational growth and advocacy for the osteopathic profession. He partners with the Board of Trustees, affiliated associations and staff to advance the AOA’s strategic vision and execute its programs.

Dr. Klauer previously served as chief medical officer for hospital-based services, chief risk officer and executive director of the patient safety organization at TeamHealth, a leading clinician services organization. He also served as a clinical assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Prior to his arrival at TeamHealth in January 2015, Dr. Klauer spent 15 years with Emergency Medicine Physicians, Ltd. (EMP), serving in many capacities, including Enterprise Chief Medical Officer. He was also a member of the board of directors for Physicians Specialty Limited Risk Retention Group and the EMP Medical Group board of directors.

Outside of full-time professional work, Dr. Klauer is involved in and has been recognized by numerous health care organizations. He was honored by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians with the 2018 Outstanding Educator of the Year award.

Dr. Klauer was elected to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) board of directors in October 2016, and he previously served as ACEP Council Speaker. Dr. Klauer also served as the medical editor-in-chief for ACEP Now, ACEP’s monthly publication, and was editor-in-chief for Emergency Physicians Monthly.

He has received the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) Robert Dougherty ACEP/EMF Teaching Fellowship as well as the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award. In 2014, Dr. Klauer was the recipient of the American College of Emergency Physicians Honorable Mention Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award, followed by the Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award in 2016. He was also recognized by the Ohio Chapter of ACEP with the Bill Hall Award for service, and in 2020 was honored by the International Sigma Chi Fraternity with their Significant Sig award.

Dr. Klauer earned his DO degree from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and trained in Emergency Medicine at LSU Charity Hospital New Orleans. He also holds an Executive JD, with honors, from Concord Law School.

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