The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) proudly announces Albert J. Osbahr, MD, has been reelected to a second term on the AMA Board of Trustees at the AMA’s Annual Meeting currently underway in Chicago.
Since 2004, Dr. Osbahr has been Medical Director of Occupational Health Services at Catawba Valley Medical Center. Before this, he served 14 years as Occupational Health Director at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
“We congratulate Dr. Osbahr and look forward to his continued leadership at the AMA,” said NCMS CEO Robert W. Seligson. “Dr. Osbahr is an accomplished physician and brings this knowledge and his great leadership expertise to his role on the Board of Trustees on behalf of all physicians.”
Dr. Osbahr’s background reflects a legacy of both local and national leadership roles beginning in 1981 as a student AMA delegate from North Carolina. The AMA appointed him to the Council on Medical Service (CMS) as a student, then elected him to the resident seat where he served for over eight years. Dr. Osbahr twice has been elected to the AMA Council on Science and Public Health, chairing the Council in 2010-11. The AMA appointed him to the national One Health Commission in 2009 where he served 4 years as chairman and International Pain Summit representative in 2010. He has been an NC AMA Delegate since 1998. He currently serves on the Joint Commission Board of Commissioners and on its accreditation committee.
Dr. Osbahr was NCMS president in 2008-2009, having been a region representative to the NCMS Board prior to his presidency. He has been a member of the NCMS Industrial Commission Liaison Committee since 1991. Beginning in 1981, he was appointed to the NC Governor’s Task Force on Public Health and served on the first NC Review Panel for the NC Medical Board. He provides medical review work for a variety of organizations. SEAK, Inc. has honored him as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Medicine nationally.
Dr. Osbahr received his BA and MD degrees from the University of North Carolina. He completed a Family Medicine residency at Marshall University School of Medicine in 1989 where he also received an MS in community medicine. He completed his occupational/preventive medicine residency at the University of Kentucky in 1990.
He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational and Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and is certified as a reviewer through the American Association of Medical Review Officers.
Congratulations, Dr. Osbahr!