Connect with Dr. Williams

Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP


Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP, practiced osteopathic family medicine for over 30 years in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri. He is currently the Associate Dean of Clinical Education at Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Dr. Williams was elected President-Elect in 2021, following his appointment as Secretary/Treasurer of the ACOFP Board of Governors in March of 2019 and has chaired ACOFP’s Task Force on Physician Wellness. His elected Board of Governors position follows years of active ACOFP volunteer involvement, including his role as a Delegate to the Congress of Delegates and as a member of the Patient Centered Medical Home/ACO Committee and the Ethics Committee. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Williams also served as President of the Missouri Society of the ACOFP. 

Following his previous leadership position with the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS), as President from 2004 to 2005, Dr. Williams continues to serve as a Trustee on the MAOPS Board and actively volunteers on several committees. In addition, from 2010 to 2017, he served on the Board of Trustees of the Kansas City University, and since 1997, has made valuable contributions to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as a Missouri Delegate to the AOA House of Delegates. 


  • Bachelor of Science, Biology—Wilkes University
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine—Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • President’s Award—Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
  • District Award—Jackson County Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Medallion Award—Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
  • Family Physician of the Year—Missouri Society of the ACOFP
  • District Award of Merit—North Star District, Heart of America Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Adult Religious Service Award—Boy Scouts of America 
  • Wilbur T. Hill, DO, FACOFP, dist. Distinguished Service Award—Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
  • Fellow—ACOFP


Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP

David J. Park, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP dist.

Gautam J. Desai, DO, FACOFP dist.
Vice President

Brian A. Kessler, DO, FACOFP

Nicole Heath Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP
Immediate Past President

Robert C. DeLuca, DO, FACOFP dist.
Past President

Peter F. Bidey, DO, FACOFP

Greg D. Cohen, DO, FACOFP dist.

David A. Connett, DO, FACOFP dist.

Rebecca D. Lewis, DO, FACOFP

Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP 

Derrick J. Sorweide, DO, FACOFP

Jordan E. Wong, DO
Resident Governor

Evan Bischoff, OMS-III
Student Governor

Elizabeth A. Palmarozzi, DO, FACOFP

Antonios J. Tsompanidis, DO, FACOFP
Vice Speaker

Bob Moore, MA, CAE
Executive Director