Norman E. Vinn, DO, an osteopathic family physician from San Clemente, Calif., was named president-elect of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) during the AOA’s Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago.
A long-time member of the AOA Board of Trustees, Dr. Vinn has served the Board in many capacities, including chair of the Bureau of Public Health, Quality and Research; chair of the Department of Educational Affairs; and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.
“It is truly an honor to be selected by my fellow osteopathic physicians to serve the profession in this new role,” says Dr. Vinn. “I look forward to the many challenges that lie ahead.”
Dr. Vinn is founder and chief medical officer of Housecall Doctors Medical Group, Inc., a housecall network that provides on-site clinical services to high-risk and homebound elderly in Orange County, Calif. He also is president of The Residentialist Group, Inc., of Laguna Hills, Calif., a management group specializing in the development and operation of housecall programs.
In addition to his involvement with the AOA, Dr. Vinn is a past president of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California and a founding member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Medical Informatics.
Awards and Honors
A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Dr. Vinn received the Orange County Senior Care Humanitarian Award in 2011 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California in 2008.
In 2008, Dr. Vinn was recognized for his work in fulfilling the health care needs of senior citizens by being honored at the South County Senior Services’ 8th Annual Captain’s Ball Gala. Each year the Captain’s Ball honors individuals and corporations who exemplify outstanding service and commitment to seniors in the local community. Dr. Vinn was chosen for this honor for the collaborative clinical model he created to coordinate care of homebound patients with other members of the health care delivery team.
Dr. Vinn earned his osteopathic medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral medical training at what is now Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich.