American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

AOA Board of Trustees

Norman E. Vinn, DO
AOA Treasurer
San Clemente, California

Norman E. Vinn, DO, an osteopathic family physician from San Clemente, California, served as the 2013-2014 president of the AOA. As founder of Housecall Doctors Medical Group, Inc., a home care network that provides on-site clinical services to more than 2,000 homebound elderly in Southern California’s Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, Dr. Vinn is considered a leader in residentialist care, which focuses on the care of homebound or access-challenged patients.

An early adopter of electronic health records (EHRs) and supporter of the patient-centered, team-based health care delivery model, Dr. Vinn recognized the new health record technology as a key connectivity tool. He shares his experience and knowledge surrounding residentialist care and EHR systems with other physicians as president of The Residentialist Group, Inc., of Laguna Hills, California, a management group specializing in the development and operation of housecall programs.

Dr. Vinn is often recognized for his advocacy for seniors and homebound patients. In 2011, he received the Orange County Senior Care Humanitarian Award. He also was recognized for his work in fulfilling the health care needs of senior citizens by being honored at the 2008 South County Senior Services’ Captain’s Ball Gala, which honors those who exemplify outstanding service and commitment to seniors in the community. Dr. Vinn was chosen for this honor for creating a collaborative clinical model to coordinate care of homebound patients with other members of the health care delivery team.

A fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), Dr. Vinn was honored as Physician of the Year by the ACOFP of California in 2009. That same year he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC). In addition to his involvement with the AOA, Dr. Vinn is a past president of the OPSC and a founding member of the American Osteopathic Association of Medical Informatics.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, 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,Michigan. He later attended the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, where he obtained a master of business administration degree.