John E. Krogh,
2002 Living Tribute Award
John E. Krogh, Ph.D., of Wallsburg, Utah, a former associate professor of anatomy at the College, is the recipient of the Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association (KOAA) Living Tribute Award for 2002.
The KOAA Board of Directors selected Dr. Krogh for his many years of outstanding service to the College and to the osteopathic profession.
When Dr. Krogh retired from the College in 1998, after serving 23 years on the faculty, he planned to build a new home in Wallsburg, spend lots of time with his family, and work part-time as a physical therapist.
His plan succeeded for about a year, but in 1999 he agreed to become the administrative assistant dean of the College’s Utah Region. “The offer came at the right time,” he said with a smile. “I was nearly finished with the house, and I did like the idea of helping the College. Teaching has always been a stimulating experience for me.”
While at KCOM, Dr. Krogh received many awards including recipient of the A. T. Still Staff Award for Teaching Excellence, the Gutensohn Merit Award, and the Golden P Award. He joined the College faculty in 1976. He was given Honorary Membership in the KOAA in 1996.
During his tenure at KCOM, he did research on the osteopathic lesion with the late J. S. Denslow, D.O.
He was an anatomy teacher at Wichita State University for two years before joining the faculty. He received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at the University of Southern California and was the director of the physical therapy school at the University of Utah.
He and his wife, Karen, who is helping establish a community theater program in Wallsburg, have six children. Their son, Benjamin J. Krogh, D.O., ’96, is a family physician in Grantsville, Utah.
Established in 1969, the Living Tribute Award provides alumni and friends of the College an opportunity to support outstanding KCOM faculty and administrators. All donations in honor of Dr. Krogh are restricted for use by the KOAA/KCOM Education Program Fund.