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Dr. Catherine Kimball new President-elect of American Academy of Osteopathy

Release Date: 05/08/2017

Catherine M. Kimball, DO, chief of staff for Inland Hospital, and a primary care doctor with Inland Family Care-Three Rivers in Waterville has been chosen to be the president-elect of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO). Dr. Kimball was chosen during the academy’s annual Convocation in Colorado in March. After spending a year as president-elect, Dr. Kimball will become the 2018-19 president of the AAO, the nation’s largest medical society devoted to fostering neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine.
 
Dr. Kimball has been a family physician in Waterville for 30 years. In addition to family medicine, she provides osteopathic manipulative medicine consultation for a wide range of problems including headache, newborn feeding difficulties, ear infections and back pain. As a leader in osteopathic medicine, Dr. Kimball is especially passionate about encouraging osteopathic and allopathic physicians (DOs and MDs) to incorporate hands-on diagnosis and treatment in their practices.
 
Besides her role as chief of staff for Inland Hospital, Dr. Kimball has also served on Inland Hospital’s Board of Trustees for many years. In addition, Dr. Kimball is actively engaged in EMHS’ (Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems) Leadership Reinvented initiative, which focuses on streamlining processes to improve care and increase efficiencies.
 
In 1985, Dr. Kimball graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri (now part of A. T. Still University), and she completed a general internship and residency at Waterville Osteopathic Hospital (now Inland Hospital). She is board-certified in osteopathic manipulative medicine and in family practice.
 
Dr. Kimball has been active in the osteopathic profession both locally and nationally. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, and the Maine Osteopathic Association in addition to the AAO. She has served on the AAO’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, and she previously served on the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.
 
“I am looking forward to becoming more active on behalf of our membership in the areas of training, certification, reimbursement and international affairs,” said Dr. Kimball.