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Ronald Burns, DO

Past President

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Ronald R. Burns, DO, FACOFP
Past President
Orlando, Florida

Ronald R. Burns, DO, FACOFP, is the current Treasurer/Immediate Past President of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Burns is an AOA board-certified osteopathic family medicine physician in private practice in Orlando, Florida. He has served on the AOA Board of Trustees since 2007.

Active in organized medicine his entire career, Dr. Burns served as president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) from 2004–2005, and provided leadership at the local level as a trustee of FOMA and FOMA District Society 3. He has been honored with the FOMA Physician of the Year award and the Distinguished Service award. In addition, he served for nine years on the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, which assesses competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health care professions.

Dr. Burns built an impressive career of service in the state of Florida by serving on the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the Florida Health Information Infrastructure Board, the Florida Medicaid Formulary Study Panel and the Florida Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee.
Dr. Burns graduated from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He completed an internship at Doctors Hospital of Stark County in Massillon, Ohio, and completed residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando. In 2018, the Ohio Alumni Association Board of Directors presented Dr. Burns with the Medal of Merit for achieving distinction in his field.

Dr. Burns and his wife Janet have five children and reside in Winter Park, Florida. He has a long history of service in healthcare legislation, regulation, education and leadership at the national, state and local levels.

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