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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (November 13, 2013) – The American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) recently named Kevin P. Hubbard, DO, FACOI, professor and chair of the internal medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU), as the 2013 Internist of the Year for his contributions to the practice of osteopathic internal medicine.
Each year, the ACOI presents the Internist of the Year award to a physician who is held in high esteem by osteopathic internal medicine leaders for leadership, development and teaching excellence.
“Dr. Hubbard is highly regarded by his colleagues, not only as a hematologist-oncologist, but also as a leader in the osteopathic professional and educational communities,” said Marc B. Hahn, DO, president and chief executive officer for KCU. “He has an innate ability to apply his knowledge with wisdom and compassion, which sets him apart as an excellent physician, role model and mentor for KCUMB’s student doctors.”
Dr. Hubbard has served in leadership and advisory capacities in many osteopathic professional organizations. He was on the ACOI Board of Directors, served as its president from 2007 to 2008, and chaired the organization’s hematology and oncology section. He also served as chair of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and as diplomate of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
A third-generation alumnus of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Dr. Hubbard earned his doctor’s degree in osteopathic medicine in 1986. He performed residencies in internal medicine at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Mo., and Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals in St. Louis, Mo. He completed a fellowship in medical oncology and hematology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Tex.
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 states of Missouri and Kansas, with 72 percent practicing in a primary care specialty in Missouri and 69 percent in Kansas.
About ACOIACOI’s mission is to advance the practice of osteopathic internal medicine. Through excellence in education, advocacy, research and the opportunity for service, the ACOI strives to enhance the professional and personal development of the family of osteopathic internists. Internal Medicine is the field of practice dedicated to the primary and/or specialty care of the adult patient. Based in primary care, the internist practices both in the outpatient setting and in the hospital.
Category: Alumni, Faculty, Osteopathic Medicine, General
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