Officers

Events

April 28, 2017
7:30AM-4:30PM

2017 Pediatric Infectious Disease Conference

Nationwide Children's Hospital

May 6, 2017
7:30AM-12:30PM

The Columbus Orthopedic Symposium: Advances in Total Joint Arthroplasy

CME Event

Doctors Hospital

May 19, 2017
7:30AM-4:30PM

OhioHealth Doctors Hospital Airway Emergencies

CME Event

Doctors Hospital

May 20, 2017
7:30AM-5:30PM

Women's Health and Gender Sensitive Symposium

CME Event

The Heritage Center of Osteopathic Medical Education

Columbus District 6

About the Columbus Osteopathic AssociationCOA Logo

This professional society of osteopathic physicians has represented central Ohio DOs for more than 60 years. Columbus Osteopathic Association (COA) members deliver health care to Ohioans in a 19-county area from Upper Sandusky to Portsmouth. As the largest local affiliate of the Ohio Osteopathic Association, COA is the only local osteopathic entity in this area. This distinction strengthens our commitment to promote the osteopathic profession at every level from osteopathic medical student to resident to practicing physician.

The COA covers the following counties: Ashland, Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Union, and Wyandot.

LEADERSHIP

COA is governed by an Executive Council consisting of President, President-Elect, VP, Secretary-Treasurer, Immediate Past President, State Trustee (who represents the COA on the Ohio Osteopathic Association Board), and three Council Members who each serve a three-year term. Election is at the COA Annual Meeting. Medical students and residents serve on the Council by invitation.

The Council oversees the activities of the organization and strives to meet the mission of the organization. Per COA Bylaws, the mission is to exchange and disseminate information among members as to the improvements and advancements in the field of medicine and surgery; encourage mutual understanding and cooperation between members and agencies of the local, state and federal government dealing with health and welfare; support the growth and development of osteopathic schools of medicine, its organizations at national, state and local levels, its hospitals and colleges; and maintain and promote the highest moral and ethical standards in the practice of osteopathic medicine.

See the list of past COA presidents.

AWARDS

Each year, COA presents two awards to recognize individuals who have shown outstanding accomplishments in personal, scientific, community and professional affairs. Recipients promote the art and science of osteopathic medicine, embody the values of the profession through leadership and service to the public and the profession, and bring a sense of pride to the profession.

Read about the James F. Sosnowski, DO, Distinguished Service Award and see a list of the recipients.

Read about the William I. Linder, DO, Advocate Award and see a list of the recipients.

CONTACT

Columbus Osteopathic Association
Cheryl Markino
53 W. Third Avenue, PO Box 8130
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 299-2107 - phone
(614) 294-0457 - fax 
COA@ooanet.org
COA Facebook Page

District News

OOA House of Delegates to Meet April 21-22 in Columbus

Delegates attending the 2017 Ohio Osteopathic Association's annual business meeting will consider 21 resolutions, receive reports and elect officers and national delegates for the coming year. Read more and see the OOA House of Delegates Manual here.

Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Approves $1.8+M to Support Healthy Aging in Central Ohio

Seven agencies will receive funding to support health and wellness programs, case management, and transportation services for vulnerable older adults in Franklin County.

Meet OOA President Geri Urse, DO

Dr. Urse, of Columbus, has been committed to serving and leading the osteopathic profession, as demonstrated through her active involvement in organized medicine.

COA Presents Annual Awards

Read more about this year's winners.

Governor Signs Osteopathic Recognition Month Bill

Governor John Kasich signed HB 352, May 31, designating April as "Osteopathic Medicine Recognition Month, after the Senate unanimously passed the bill by a vote of 29-0, before adjourning until November.

COA Presents Awards, Holds Election at Annual Meeting

The Columbus Osteopathic Association (COA) honored two individuals with awards at its Annual Meeting, April 22, 2009, at Eddie Merlot's Restaurant in Columbus.

Academy Reception Provides Food, Fun & Film

Not that Academy!

More than 60 DOs, osteopathic medical students, and their guests attended the annual Columbus Osteopathic Association (also called the Academy) Member Reception, held February 25, 2009, at the Arena Grand Movie Theatre in downtown Columbus.

COA Now Accepting Ads for Membership Directory

Publication to be released in January 2009

Kick-Off Meeting Set for September 24

COA Starts New Program Year with Celebration, Speaker

COA Presents Awards, Elects Council

The Columbus Osteopathic Association (COA) honored two individuals with awards at its Annual Meeting, April 22, 2008, at La Scala Italian Bistro in Dublin.

Annual Meeting Set for April 22

The Columbus Osteopathic Association will elect officers, hear an educational program, and honor two leaders of the profession at the Annual Meeting, April 22, 2008.

COA Hosts Successful Events

Central Ohio DOs Attend January and February Meetings

Columbus Docs Attend Kick-Off

Academy Hosts Successful Meeting

Columbus Docs in the Spotlight at State Convention

COA physicians were well represented at the 109th Ohio Osteopathic Convention, June 21-24, 2007, at the Lodge at Sawmill Creek in Huron.