American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

AOA Leadership

The AOA leadership and executive office represent the best interests of all DOs, osteopathic medical students, and other members of the osteopathic medical profession. Charged with implementing the vision and strategic plan developed by the AOA Board of Trustees, these leaders play an integral role in guiding the actions of the AOA on behalf of the osteopathic family.

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John W. Becher, DO

AOA President
An AOA board-certified emergency physician, Dr. Becher is the AOA's 2015-16 president.

View President Becher's Bio and Inauguration Video

Boyd R. Buser, DO
AOA President-elect
An AOA board-certified physician in osteopathic manipulative medicine and family medicine, Dr. Buser serves as AOA President-elect.

View President-elect Buser's Bio

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Adrienne White-Faines, MPA

The office of the CEO is responsible for implementing the AOA strategic plan.  

View Adrienne White-Faines' Bio

House of Delegates Leadership

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Ray L. Morrison, DO

House of Delegates, Speaker

An AOA board-certified surgeon, Dr. Morrison is speaker of the AOA House of Delegates 

View Dr. Morrison's Bio

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David L. Broder, DO

House of Delegates, Vice Speaker

A board-certified internist, Dr. Broder is vice speaker of the AOA House of Delegates 

View Dr. Broder's Bio


 About the AOA


​Serving as the professional family for more than 110,000 osteopathic physicians and osteopathic medical students, the AOA promotes public health and encourages scientific research. In addition to serving as the primary certifying body for DOs, the AOA is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities.  

The AOA stands firmly behind osteopathic physicians’ ethical and professional responsibilities to patients and the medical profession. We offer an in-depth look at our ethical standards in our official Code of Ethics. Our policies and positions also outline the AOA’s stance on major health issues affecting all areas of society.


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