Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH has been the public voice of the nation’s 34 accredited osteopathic medical colleges in his role as president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) for the past decade. Dr. Shannon guides the Association in positively influencing state, federal, and executive branch policy relative to medical education. Prior to assuming this position, he served as vice president for health services and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England. He previously served as chair of the AACOM Board of Deans.
Dr. Shannon earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and his master of public health degree in 1990 from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is board certified in osteopathic family practice and preventive medicine. He also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in American History from the University of Maryland.
He has received many awards, most recently, the 2017 American Osteopathic Association’s Presidential Citation, for his leadership, dedication and contributions to the osteopathic medical profession; the 2016 Phillips Medal of Public Service given by the Ohio Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine; and the 2016 AACOM Dale Dodson Award for leadership.