Robert S. Juhasz, DO, of Concord Township, Ohio, currently serves as the American Osteopathic Association’s president-elect.
“It is truly an honor to be selected by my fellow osteopathic physicians to serve the profession in this role,” says Dr. Juhasz. “I am greatly appreciative of this opportunity to continue to serve as an advocate for the advancement of osteopathic medicine in order to help ensure our patients have access to the best health care possible.”
An AOA board-certified internist, Dr. Juhasz is the medical director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Willoughby Hills Family Health Center. In September 2013, he will take on a new position as president of South Pointe Hospital, which is a Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.
As a medical educator, Dr. Juhasz serves as associate dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), Northeast Ohio Extension Campus, which is currently under development on the South Pointe Hospital campus, and is an assistant clinical professor at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western University in Cleveland. He had also served as the internal medicine residency program director at what is now University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Richmond Heights, Ohio.
In addition to his service on the AOA Board of Trustees, Dr. Juhasz is a fellow and diplomat of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and has served as chair for the AOA’s Department of Governmental Affairs and as the AOA’s liaison to the United States Preventive Services Task Force at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Juhasz has been named a “Top Doc” by Cleveland Magazine for several years, including in 2013. He also appeared in the former Northern Ohio Live – Best Doctors in Cleveland listing. In addition, he was recently awarded the Phillips Medal of Public Service by OU-HCOM, received the Ohio Osteopathic Association’s Trustee Award and was named an Honorary Alumnus of OU-HCOM in 2008.
Upon graduating from the Kansas City (Mo.) University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1981, Dr. Juhasz completed his internship and internal medicine residency training at South Pointe Hospital.
Dr. Juhasz served as the co-chair of the physician section of the professional division of the cabinet for United Way of Lake County in Ohio; is a Lake County Medical Reserve Corps volunteer; and is a member of the Willoughby Area Chamber of Commerce and the St. Gabriel Parish community in Concord Township. He has been a resident of Concord Township for 27 years.