Michael Carnes, D.O.’97, FAAO, was elected to the American Academy of Osteopathy Board of Trustees on March 12 at the AAO’s annual business meeting during its convocation in Colorado Springs, CO. He has been teaching and practicing at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2013.
Carnes served on the AAO’s Postdoctoral Standards Committee from 2001 to 2016 and on the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine from 2008 to 2019. He was awarded the first Emerging Leaders Award from the American Osteopathic Foundation in 2002, and he earned fellowship in the AAO in 2008.
Carnes’ contributions to osteopathic medicine include revising the Basic Standard for Residency Training in NMM as part of the AAO’s Postdoctoral Standards Committee, which allowed the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Review Committee for osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine to use the language created for these standards as the foundation of the ONMM residency training guidelines under the new accreditation system.