AOF Welcomes Jeffrey S. Grove, DO to its Board of Directors

February 27, 2017

CHICAGO (February 28, 2017) – The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) announced the election of Jeffrey S. Grove, DO, to its board of Directors. 

“I’m honored to have been chosen to serve on the AOF Board, where I hope to help the Foundation grow endowment and develop new dedicated scholarship funds,” said Dr. Grove, who currently serves as Adjunct Clinical Professor of Family Medicine – Geriatrics for both Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton. 

A board-certified osteopathic family physician from Clearwater Beach, Florida, Dr. Grove has dedicated a large portion of his career to leadership. He served as president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, among other prestigious professional organizations. He is a current member of the Board of Governors of the NSU Health Professions Division and its related Foundation. 

“Dr. Grove is a tried-and-true leader who brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and vision to the AOF Board,” said AOF Executive Director Stephen Downey, CAE, CFRE. “His extensive influence in Florida and throughout the profession will undoubtedly enhance the AOF’s fundraising and philanthropic efforts.”

Dr. Grove earned his bachelor of science in biology from Florida Southern College in Lakeland before graduating from the Southeastern University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a traditional rotating internship and family medicine residency at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida. 

AOF board members serve for three years, and members in good standing are eligible to serve a second three-year term for a total of six years.  For more information about the AOF Board of Directors, or to see a current list of members, please go to  

About the AOF Board of Directors
The AOF is guided by a Board of Directors, five standing committees and adhoc committees as needed. The Board oversees all policies, programs, and operations of the AOF. Majority of the voting members of the Board must be osteopathic physicians. The other directors are representatives from industry or other organizations that support the osteopathic profession and AOF’s mission.

About the American Osteopathic Foundation
For nearly 70 years, the Chicago-based American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) has served the profession as the philanthropic heart of the osteopathic profession. The AOF strives to support programs and services that promote osteopathic medicine and enhance patient-centered care.  Contributions to the AOF benefit thousands of osteopathic medical professionals through grants, scholarships and awards to students, physicians and osteopathic programs. The more than 11,000 donors include osteopathic physicians, industry benefactors, affiliates and others interested in advancing osteopathic medicine.

For more information, please contact:
Lizzie Ortolano, 312.202.8235,