The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) has elected Dr. Richard Kimmel as the President of their national organization. The American College of Osteopathic Surgeons is committed to assuring excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education, advocacy, leadership development, and the fostering of professional and personal relationships.
Dr. Kimmel is the owner and founder of The Kimmel Institute, a premier vein treatment, laser and aesthetic practice located in Boca Raton. A nationally-recognized board-certified Cardiothoracic and Vascular (CTV) Surgeon, Dr Kimmel has been in private practice in South Florida since 1991. He has held previous positions with the AOCS including president-elect (2012, 2013), Chairman (2004-2006) and ACA Program Chair (1999, 2000) of the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Discipline, as well a member of the Board of Governors since 2007. Dr. Kimmel’s credentials and experience have made The Kimmel Institute a designated training center for other physicians and staff in the use of the Dornier Laser System for vein treatment. Dr. Kimmel is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, a Clinical Investigator with the NIH, an Affiliate Member of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center of the University of South Florida, and an Assistant Clinical Instructor in Surgery at the Nova-Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, Florida.
“I am excited by this opportunity to lead the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons as we continue to be leaders in the field of medicine and strive for continued growth, accountability and training in our specialty fields,” said Dr. Kimmel. “It is the holistic approach to patient care that differentiates what Osteopathic surgeons provide to their communities. As ACOS President, I will promote this philosophy while collaborating with like-minded organizations to effect positive change in healthcare policy and training.”
The residents of South Florida benefit from Dr. Kimmel’s leadership role in the AOCS as he brings the highest level of knowledge, training, care and surgical practice to his vein patients at The Kimmel Institute, located in Boca Raton.
A doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) is a fully trained and licensed physician who prescribes medications, performs surgery, and utilizes all medically accepted scientific methods to maintain and restore your health. All patient care is provided with an emphasis on the human body as one complete system that performs best when all of the body’s components function together harmoniously.