Thank you for your participation in the American Osteopathic Foundation's inaugural forum!

Thank you for your participation in this momentous initiative!

Listen to an audio welcome from Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, Immediate Past President of the American Osteopathic Foundation.

Thought Leader Welcome [audio only]

Professional Identity: Subject Matter Expert Videos

Nicole Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP

Dr. Nicole Bixler is a family medicine specialist, practicing in Spring Hill, FL. She served as President of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), the Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA.) She currently serves on the Florida Prostate Cancer Advisory Council, appointed by the state surgeon general.

She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Humayun "Hank" Chaudhry, DO, MS, MACP, MACOI, FRCP

Dr. Humayun Chaudhry is a physician, medical educator, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) of the United States, which represents the nation’s state medical licensing boards and co-sponsors the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

Dr. Chaudhry is a graduate of New York University, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Harvard University’s School of Public Health.

Scott Cyrus, DO, FACOP

Dr. Scott S. Cyrus is board certified pediatrician, practicing in Tulsa since 1998. He was president of the Tulsa Osteopathic Medical Society, the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, and The American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. He is an Associate Professor and Founding Chief of the Division of Pediatric Department at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, NM.

Dr. Cyrus is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jeff Heatherington, LHD (hon.)

Jeff Heatherington is President of the Heatherington Foundation for Innovation and Education in Heath Care, based in Portland, Oregon. He was the President and CEO FamilyCare, Inc., a Medicaid-managed care company in Oregon. He also served as the Executive Director of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon for 30 years.

Mr. Heatherington received his undergraduate degree from Willamette University and an honorary degree from Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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