Dean Ray Stowers with Dr. Burt Routman.


April 3, 2008 - Dr. Burt Routman, professor and chair of family medicine at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM), was honored with the 2008 Distinguished Service Award by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) at its annual conference held recently in Denver, Colorado.

The award was given in recognition of outstanding dedication and support for the profession of osteopathic family medicine by Dr. Steven Rubin, outgoing president of ACOFP. ACOFP Distinguished Service Awards are selected by the ACOFP President to recognize significant volunteer contributions during the previous year through committee service or other initiatives.

During the past year, Routman provided leadership for inspection of ACOFP residency programs, approval of the trainees, changes to the Basic Standards, presentation of the Intensive Update & Board Review Course, and In-Service Exam. Routman contributes wisdom, experience, and diplomacy in a vital volunteer role, and he has been on multiple committees in his 33 years as an ACOFP Member. Routman is a Distinguished Fellow in the ACOFP and has held committee and leadership positions in the ACOFP for more than 20 years.

Routman received his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and his osteopathic medical degree from Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (DMU-COM). Before establishing a private family practice, Routman served in the U.S. Air Force as flight surgeon for the Thunderbirds. Routman taught at DMU-COM and Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., before joining the LMU-DCOM faculty in 2006.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide healthcare in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail, or visit us online at

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