Duane G. Koehler, DO, FACOFP
President-elect

Duane G. Koehler, DO, FACOFP is an osteopathic family physician in private practice in Miami, Oklahoma. As a member of the ACOFP Board of Governors, Dr. Koehler helps establish national healthcare policy and training standards for the profession of osteopathic family medicine. He also serves as chairman of the Department of Governance & Operations, with liaison responsibilities for the Archival and Historical, Audit Review, Awards, Constitution & Bylaws/Policy & Organization Review, Congress Credentialing and Ethics Committees, as well as the National Student Executive Board.
Dr. Koehler earned an associate degree in emergency medical technology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, completed his Bachelor of Science degree in health science from the University of Tulsa and earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Oklahoma State University College. He also held the State Paramedic Certification in Emergency Medical Technology in Arkansas, working as a Registered EMT-Paramedic throughout his medical studies. Dr. Koehler served his internship at Oak Hill Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. 

A dedicated medical educator, Dr. Koehler is Assistant to the Dean for Rural Education at the Oklahoma State University Health Sciences Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSUHSC-COM). He also serves as a preceptor in Family Practice, Rural Medicine at OSUHSC-COM.   

Dr. Koehler has long been active in his professional organizations. He is a Past President of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, delegate-at-large to the American Osteopathic House of Delegates and president of the Northeastern District Osteopathic Society.  

His service to ACOFP includes being elected several times as delegate-at-large to the Congress of Delegates as well serving as a member of Ethics Committee, Constitution & Bylaws Committee, Audit Review Committee, State Regulatory & Legislative Affairs Committee, the Awards Committee and the Archival and Historical Committee. In addition, he served as president of the Oklahoma State Society of ACOFP.  He also holds the designation of Fellow of the ACOFP. 

Dr. Koehler and his wife, Tammie, are the parents of five children.