SIU HealthCare CMO Named Chair of National Education Bureau

September 11, 2015

Harald Lausen, DO, MA, the chief medical officer of SIU HealthCare and assistant dean for clinical education at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has been appointed chair of the Bureau of Osteopathic Education for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

The AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Education studies the full continuum of osteopathic medical education and makes recommendations to the AOA board on ways to improve osteopathic medical education and policies that support educational accreditation and certification programs.

Lausen, a professor of clinical family & community medicine, joined SIU School of Medicine in 2007. Previously, he worked in a private practice in Springfield (2003-07) and was a part-time faculty member at SIU. He completed a family medicine residency at SIU-Springfield (2003) after earning his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (2000). He obtained his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biology at the University of Illinois at Springfield (1997, 1993).

Lausen is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. His memberships include the American College of Physician Executives, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators, and the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine.
A native of Springfield, Lausen has two children.

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