American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Board of Trustees

John F. Dery, DO
New Physician in Practice
DeWitt, Mich.

Dr. Dery currently serves the AOA Board of Trustees as the new physician in practice representative. In addition to this position, he will serve as the chair of the AOA’s Committee on New Physicians in Practice.

“New physicians in practice will be instrumental in treating our nation’s aging population now and in the years to come,” says Dr. Dery. “Through my service on the AOA’s Board of Trustees, I am honored to represent the interests of this increasingly important sector of the physician population.”

An AOA board-certified emergency physician and a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP), Dr. Dery practices at Emergency Medical Associates in Lansing, Mich., and is an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine, at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) in East Lansing, Mich.

With a special interest in emergency medical service (EMS) coordination, Dr. Dery is an assistant medical director for the Delta Fire Department, which is in Delta Township, and Critical Care Transport at Sparrow Hospital, both in Lansing. He is also an associate medical director for Life Net Helicopter EMS in Saginaw and Lansing and the medical director of the basic EMT course for the Windsor Fire Department in Windsor Township.

In addition to his new post as Trustee, Dr. Dery recently served on the AOA’s Council of New Physicians in Practice. For ACOEP he has served as the national president of both the resident and student chapters.

In 2005 Dr. Dery received the Outstanding Resident Teaching Award from the Sparrow Health System osteopathic internship program. A year later he was awarded the same honor from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and in 2012 received the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award from the MSU emergency medicine residency program.

Dr. Dery earned his osteopathic medical degree from the Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Ill. Following graduation, he completed an osteopathic internship with an emergency medicine emphasis at Sparrow Health System and an emergency medicine residency through MSU at Sparrow Hospital and Ingham Regional Medical Center, all in Lansing.