Ray Stowers, D.O.


July 23, 2006 - Chicago, Illinois—Ray Stowers, D.O., a board certified osteopathic family physician of Harrogate, Tenn., was re-elected to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Board of Trustees during its recent House of Delegates meeting in Chicago.

Dr. Stowers is currently the dean of the Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn. Prior to his position at DCOM, Dr. Stowers served as the associate dean for rural health at the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa.

A longstanding member of the American Osteopathic Association, Dr. Stowers has served on the AOA Board of Trustees since 2000. In addition, he has been involved with several other osteopathic professional organizations, including the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association; the Northwest Oklahoma District Osteopathic Association; and the Oklahoma Education Foundation for Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Stowers has advised Congress on health care issues through his appointments to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, better known as MedPAC, and the Physician Payment Review Commission. He also served in Oklahoma on the Governor's State Regents for Higher Education Task Force on Physician Manpower Training Commission and the Governor's Task Force on Rural Health Care.

Upon graduating from the Kansas City (Mo.) College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is known today as the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Stowers completed a rotating internship at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He then had a solo practice in Medford, Okla., for 25 years, where he founded the state's first rural health clinic.

The AOA proudly represents its professional family of more than 56,000 osteopathic physicians (D.O.s); promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for D.O.s; is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical colleges; and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities. More information on D.O.s/osteopathic medicine can be found at

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at

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