The Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA) announced today that the organization bestowed its highest honor—the J.B. Kinsinger Plaque—upon Paul Evans DO, FAAFP, FACOFP, during its annual convention May 4. Dr. Evans is the vice president and founding dean of the new Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, which opens its doors this summer.
The IOA recognized Dr. Evans for outstanding service to the osteopathic profession and his community. Dr. Evans is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia campus. He completed his internship at Letterman Army Medical Center, and his residency in family medicine at Womack Army Community Hospital in Ft. Bragg, NC. He has also served as chief resident, residency program director, and department chair. Dr. Evans is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine. Before moving to Indianapolis, he was the founding dean of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-GA in Duluth, Georgia.
Dr. Evans leads the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Indiana’s first new medical school in more than 100 years—and its inaugural class of 162 students. It is one of only five Catholic medical schools, and the only Catholic osteopathic medical school in the nation. Students will attend classes at the new Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences building on the Marian University campus. Construction on the facility is expected to be completed by July 1, 2013.
“Dr. Paul Evans’ efforts in making the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine one of the most advanced and sought after medical schools in the country will benefit Indiana patients for generations to come,” Erin Wernert, executive director of IOA, said. “We thank Dr. Evans for his service and dedication to the state of Indiana since his arrival in 2010.”
The Kinsinger Plaque is named for J.B. Kinsinger, an active member of the IOA in the early 20th Century. Kinsinger is known for his tireless efforts to promote and expand the profession of osteopathic medicine in the state of Indiana.
About Indiana Osteopathic Association
The IOA represents more than 800 osteopathic physicians practicing in Indiana, as well as their patients, and has been dedicated to improving the health of all Hoosiers and to making Indiana the best possible place to practice osteopathic medicine since 1897. The IOA is a divisional society of the AOA representing more than 70,000 doctors of osteopathic medicine around the world.