American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

AOA Board of Trustees

wickless.jpgLarry A. Wickless, DO
Past President and Treasurer
Farmington Hills, MI

An AOA board-certified internist and gastroenterologist, Dr. Wickless has practiced gastroenterology in Farmington Hills, Mich., for more than 35 years. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) in East Lansing and has served continuously as either director or associate director of the gastroenterology training program at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Dr. Wickless joined the AOA Board of Trustees in 2000 and served as president of the AOA in 2009-10. While serving on the Board, he has chaired the AOA Department of Educational Affairs, the Bureau of Membership and the Bureau of AOA Constitution and Bylaws in addition to serving as vice chairman of many task forces related to training and certification. He also began serving in the AOA House of Delegates in 1989. 

Devoted to the unification and advancement of osteopathic medicine throughout the world, Dr. Wickless was instrumental in establishing the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA), which he chaired since its incorporation in 2005 until 2008.