KRMC's Ward selected to lead state osteopath group

Dr. Kelli Ward

Dr. Kelli Ward

KINGMAN - Dr. Kelli M. Ward, D.O. MPH, FACOFP, the director of KRMC's Graduate Medical Education Department, has been named the new president of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association for 2010-2011. She has been a part of the association for 11 years.

The purpose of the AOMA is to promote the osteopathic medical profession to its members and to the public, and to support access to high-quality, cost-effective healthcare for all Arizona.

Ward is past president for the Arizona Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and serves on the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician's Assistants. She received the Lake Havasu City People's Choice Physician of the Year in 2002 and the AOMA's "Physician of the Year" Award in 2007.

KRMC became the first rural teaching hospital in Arizona in 2000 by offering internships and started the Family Practice residency program in 2002. In 2007, Dr. Ward joined KRMC as the director for Graduate Medical Education, and has successfully helped scores of osteopathic residents and medical students achieve their educational goals through KRMC's graduate medical education program.

KRMC's GME program is affiliated with the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University and accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.