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Alumnus of the Year

2009 Alumnus of the Year

Wilbur Hill, D.O., ’51, has spent a lifetime – 49 years, in fact – practicing medicine and serving the healthcare community. A founder of Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Mo., Dr. Hill maintained a family practice in Liberty since 1952. Although he retired in 2001, he hasn’t slowed down. He continues to consult on the evaluation of internship and residency programs for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and audits post-doctoral training programs at osteopathic colleges across the country. He also presents at medical seminars and conventions.

Dr. Hill has held numerous professional affiliations including that of intern training program inspector and osteopathic postdoctoral training institute surveyor for the AOA and its House of Delegates; past president, member, and speaker of the house for the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons; member of Congress of Delegates and Conclave of Fellows for the American College of the Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP); and many more.

His recognition as KOAA’s Alumnus of the Year compliments his inventory of awards and acknowledgments, which include the 2008 ACOFP Lifetime Achievement Award, the 1999 ACOFP Osteopathic Family Physician of the Year, the Civic Leadership Award from the City of Liberty & Missouri Municipal League, the 2009 Cambridge Publishing’s Top 101 Industry Experts for excellence in osteopathy, and several others.

Dr. Hill currently resides in Liberty, Mo.

Purpose of Award
The KOAA Board of Directors established the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1982 to recognize and honor KCOM graduates who have made outstanding contributions to KCOM and the osteopathic profession.

The award provides the opportunity for fellow alumni, colleagues, patients, students, and friends of the recipient to honor the Alumnus of the Year and support KCOM's education program.

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