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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 1, 2013) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences recently announced the appointment of Jeffrey A. Suzewits, DO, MPH, FAAFP, FAODME, as associate dean of clinical education, effective July 22.
Marc B. Hahn, DO, KCU president and chief and executive officer, noted Dr. Suzewits’ broad background and extensive knowledge in clinical medicine and academia will serve him well as a leader for the University’s clinical faculty.
“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Suzewits join our academic leadership,” Dr. Hahn said. “As the University reaches a pivotal point in its growth and strategic direction, he is the right person to assist and guide our faculty to achieve our mission and goals. He brings vast experience as an administrator, a teacher and a practicing physician and will be a great asset to our University.”
Dr. Suzewits comes to KCU from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) in Kirksville, Mo., where he served as acting associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean for clinical educational affairs and associate professor of family medicine, preventive medicine and community health.
Prior to his appointment at KCOM, he served as associate professor of clinical family and community medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
Dr. Suzewits is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has previously served as medical director for Chestnut Health Systems and Maryville Manor in Maryville, Ill., assistant medical director for Collinsville Care Center in Collinsville, Ill., and staff physician at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
Dr. Suzewits graduated from Quincy College in Quincy, Ill., with bachelor of science degrees in pre-medicine and medical technology. He earned a master of science in public health from the University of Illinois and a doctor of osteopathic medicine from KCOM. He completed his post-doctoral residency training in family medicine at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill.
In addition to his academic and clinical responsibilities, Dr. Suzewits serves in leadership capacities for a variety of local, regional and national professional organizations, including the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors, Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators Board of Trustees, DOCARE Board of Trustees, and inspector for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.
About KCUMBKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, founded in 1916, is a fully accredited, private university, with a College of Biosciences and a College of Osteopathic Medicine. The College of Osteopathic Medicine is the oldest medical school in Kansas City, Mo., and the largest in the state. It is the second-largest provider of physicians within the state of Missouri, with 72 percent practicing in a primary care specialty and 40 percent in rural areas.
Category: Faculty, Osteopathic Medicine, General
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