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American Osteopathic Association Names Daniel Williams, DO, Vice President of Certifying Board Services

In his new role, Daniel G. Williams, DO, will oversee the AOA's 18 osteopathic certifying boards and the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists.

By AOA Media Team


CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2017 — Daniel G. Williams, DO, was named vice president of certifying board services by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

As a member of the AOA’s senior management team, Dr. Williams will serve as the leadership contact for the membership organization’s 18 osteopathic certifying boards and the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists, and will provide leadership and oversight of the AOA certification staff team.

Dr. Williams is a practicing osteopathic physician, educator and longtime leader of the osteopathic medical profession. He has served on the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists (BOS) for several years, most recently as vice-chair. The bureau provides governance and oversight of the osteopathic certifying boards.

In addition to his new duties, Dr. Williams will remain in part-time clinical practice.

A graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Dr. Williams focuses on pain management and osteopathic manipulative treatment. He has participated in National Institutes of Health funded research on the effects of OMT on low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Williams is AOA-board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy.

“With his extensive work on his own specialty board and in governance of the osteopathic certifying boards, Dr. Williams has a deep understanding of the opportunities ahead. He brings a focused, practical approach to his leadership role, along with a passion for building high-value systems to serve current diplomates and prospective applicants,” said Adrienne White-Faines, AOA chief executive officer.

About the American Osteopathic Association

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) represents more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students; promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; and is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools. Visit to learn more.

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