• KCU Faculty and Alumni Receive High Honors from MSACOFP

    Dougherty MSACOFP Award

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 3, 2014) – The Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MSACOFP) awarded four distinguished awards to faculty and alumni of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) on Saturday, Feb. 1, during its President’s Banquet in Kansas City, Mo.

    Each year, MSACOFP honors osteopathic family physicians who practice or teach in Missouri and have made outstanding contributions to the profession and society.

    John J. Dougherty, DO (COM ’92), FACOFP, FAOASM, FAODME, FILM, senior associate dean for educational programs and medical affairs and professor of family and community medicine at KCU, was recognized as MSACOFP’s Family Physician of the Year, the society’s most prestigious award. It is presented to an osteopathic physician who has exemplified the principles of osteopathic family medicine and has made outstanding accomplishments for the betterment of the osteopathic profession.

    Dr. Dougherty is a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., and earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine from KCU. He has practiced family medicine in Missouri since 1995. In addition to teaching and administrative responsibilities at KCU, he serves as the team physician for Missouri Comets Soccer and Rockhurst University.

    Kevin D. Treffer, DO (COM ’87), FACOFP, associate professor and director of osteopathic clinical skills at KCU, received the James A. DiRenna, Sr., DO, Appreciation and Recognition Award, for his years of dedication and diligence to the osteopathic profession.

    Dr. Treffer earned a doctor of osteopathic medicine from KCU and has practiced as an osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Kansas City since 1992. He has traveled with DOCARE International to provide medical care to the underserved in remote areas of Guatemala. He currently serves as chair of the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles and as a delegate to the Jackson County Osteopathic Medical Association.

    To honor a lifetime of dedication to the practice of osteopathic medicine, MSACOFP presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Phillip L. Accardo, DO (COM ’59). Dr. Accardo is a retired physician who practiced throughout his career in Kansas City.

    In memory of his outstanding contributions to osteopathic medical profession and the society, MSACOFP presented its Memorial Award in honor of Myral Coatney, DO (COM ’55). Dr. Coatney earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine from KCU in 1955.

    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 states of Missouri and Kansas, with 72 percent practicing in a primary care specialty in Missouri and 69 percent in Kansas.


    Posted: 02/03/2014

    Category: Alumni, Faculty, Osteopathic Medicine, General