• KCU Appoints Vice Dean of College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Johnston Mike

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 9, 2014) – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) recently named G. Michael Johnston, DO, MACOI, as vice dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    Dr. Johnston has served the University since 2000. His most recent appointment was as interim dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, while the University conducted a national search to fill the position. He formerly served as senior assistant dean for clinical education, as well as regional dean for the Kansas City region.

    “KCU is fortunate to have high-caliber clinicians and administrators such as Dr. Johnston training our next generation of physicians,” said Bruce Dubin, DO, JD, FCLM, FACOI, executive vice president for academic affairs, provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. “We are very grateful for his service to our faculty and students as interim dean. He has consistently demonstrated his commitment and dedication to KCU and we look forward to his continued service as he takes on the new responsibilities as vice dean.”

    As vice dean, Dr. Johnston’s responsibilities will include facilitating coordination between disciplines within the College of Osteopathic Medicine, promoting strategic thinking, and continuing to enhance the quality of the student experience.

    An alumnus of KCU, Dr. Johnston earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in 1973. He performed a rotating internship and residency in internal medicine at Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine, now known as KCU.

    Dr. Johnston is recognized as a leader and an outstanding clinician throughout osteopathic professional organizations. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Ingram's Magazine in 2010.  The American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) has recognized him as a master fellow and, in 2001, named him Internist of the Year.

    About KCUMB
    Kansas 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.


    Posted: 01/09/2014

    Category: Faculty, General