Scott A. Blickensderfer, D.O., FACOS to Serve as President of ACOS
NEWS FROM THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHIC SURGEONS | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2016
WASHINGTON: Scott A. Blickensderfer, D.O., FACOS, board-certified, urological surgeon at Urology Associates of South Bend, Indiana, was elected President of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) on September 23rd during the Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons.
Dr. Blickensderfer has served the College in many capacities since becoming a member as a resident in 1991. One of his first appointments was serving as a member on the Scientific Exhibits and Posters Committee, where he went on to review peer research and case studies for more than fourteen years. Dedicated to osteopathic surgical education, he developed the urological surgery discipline education program for the Mid-Year Meeting in 1995 and for the Annual Clinical Assembly in 2003. He also volunteered on the Investment Advisory Committee, Ceremonial Committee, Bylaws Committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee for several years. In 2007, he was elected to the Board of Governors, where he served until being elected President.
Dr. Blickensderfer earned his medical degree from A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) and completed residency trainings at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital in Highland, Michigan and Bi-County Community Hospital in Warren, Michigan. During this period, he won the ACOS Resident Achievement Award twice and the Robert C. Erwin Award for outstanding manuscript. He held an internship at Metropolitan Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan and did his initial surgical service at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mount Clemens, Michigan. He was in solo practice for ten years and served as an associate professor at ATSU-KCOM before joining Urology Associates of South Bend.
About the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) is the organizational home for osteopathic surgeons. Established in 1926, ACOS is committed to assuring excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education, advocacy, leadership development, and the fostering of professional and personal relationships. We provide valuable resources and education so our members are better equipped to deliver the highest quality of care to their patients.