Dr. Brian Kessler became the second dean of Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in January 2016. Previously he served as associate dean for clinical affairs at the Campbell UniversityJerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM) in Buies Creek, North Carolina. As a board certified family physician, he has a vast knowledge of primary care medicine and health policy and appreciates the vital role primary care physicians have in training the next generation of osteopathic physicians. Kessler is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is the former chief academic officer at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital, and has served in family practice since 2001. An American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Health Policy Fellow, Kessler is also a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). He is on the Board of Governors for the ACOFP and is a member of the AOA, the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association, the North Carolina Society of ACOFP, the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators and is past chair of the AOA Council on Postdoctoral Training. He currently serves as an executive board member of the North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association and holds licenses to practice medicine in North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Kessler is married to Dr. Ioanna Kessler, also an accomplished osteopathic family physician. The couple has three children, Katie, Ethan and Evan.
DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
BS, Biology, Saint Vincent College
Emergency Medical Technician, Westmoreland Community College