Kenneth Heiles, DO
Associate Dean Graduate Medical Education - Clinical Education
Kansas City University
Dr. Heiles was the newest member to the KCU Clinical Education team, serving as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, located on their Joplin campus, at his time of employment in January 2019. He is currently the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at KCU. Immediately prior to this appointment, he worked in Spring Hill, Florida, as a practicing physician, in a Medicare Advantage practice. For the past 30 plus years, he has dedicated himself to treating the rural and underserved, as well as the education of future osteopathic physicians. He has 20 years’ experience as the Director of Medical Education and Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Director in Pine Bluff, Ar., where he was affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He has also served as the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education for the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University and was the founding Dean of the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was instrumental in guiding the developing school through the Provisional Accreditation. For 25 plus years before joining the medical school faculty, he had a rural private family medicine practice in Star City, AR.
Dr. Heiles is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following graduation, he completed an internship at the then Shenango Valley Osteopathic Hospital and a residency at Millcreek Community Hospital. Upon completion of his residency, as part of a National Health Service Corp commitment, he was assigned to Star City, AR for four years. After his NHSC commitment was up, he stayed in Star City as well as became involved in Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Heiles has been very active in associations, from local to national. He is the Past President of the Star City Chamber of Commerce, he served as President of the Arkansas Osteopathic Medical Association on two occasions, and is also Past President of the Arkansas Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, where he is a founding member. In 2010-2011, Dr. Heiles served an National President of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). He has also served on various education committees for the American Osteopathic Association and the ACOFP, as well as a Charter member of the Osteopathic Recognition Committee of the ACGME.
Throughout his professional career, Dr. Heiles has been, and remains, dedicated to the training of primary care physicians to serve, primarily, in the underserved regions of the country, as well as assuring the finest of care to all the patients he has touched.
The most important part of his life is family, his wife, children and grandchildren.
Dr. Heiles discloses that he has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation. He also discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests relative to the content of this presentation.