In Memoriam

Past President Allan M. Arkush, D.O., FACOS

American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) Past President and Life Member, Allan M. Arkush, D.O., FACOS, 70, of Indianapolis, passed away on March 31.

Dedicated to the osteopathic surgical profession and education, Dr. Arkush was a board examiner for AOBS and a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, PA and at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He won several teaching awards and was named Postgraduate Trainer of the Year twelve times. Among his many leadership roles and accolades, he served on several ACOS committees including the Ethics Committee from 2004-2017 serving as Vice Chairman for the past five years, the Strategic Planning Committee from 1991-2002, and the Bylaws Committee from 1997-2002 serving as Chairman for five years, and as a leader on the Board of Governors from 1995-2004 prior to being elected President of the ACOS in 2003. In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments and leadership in the field of surgery, Dr. Arkush was awarded the prestigious Charles L. Ballinger Distinguish Osteopathic Surgeon Award by ACOS in 2015.

Dr. Arkush completed residency and an internship at Doctors Hospital in Columbus after graduating from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1972. He was board certified in general surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery (AOBS).

To learn more about Dr. Arkush and his many contributions to the profession, please view his obituary here.