President-Elect of the American Osteopathic Association to Deliver LMU-DCOM Commencement Address

Dr. Teresa Hubka

The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) proudly announces that Teresa A. Hubka, DO, FACOOG, FACOG, CS, will deliver the 2024 LMU-DCOM commencement address.  

A native of San Diego, California, Hubka is the president-elect of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the founder and medical director of Comprehensive Wellness Care, LLC, a practice specializing in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive health, providing complete health services to women of all ages.  

Since 1994, she has operated a private practice in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago and is currently affiliated with several hospitals in the city, including Ascension-Resurrection Medical Center, Ascension-St. Mary’s and Elizabeth Medical Center, Advocate-Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and OSF-Little Company of Mary Medical Center. 

From 2000 to 2015, at Ascension-Resurrection Medical Center, she served as the program director of the OB/GYN Residency program of Midwestern University/OPTI: Presence–Resurrection Healthcare Consortium. 

Hubka continues to contribute as a member of the teaching faculty and advisor to the residents and the program’s administrative team. 

At the national level, Hubka is the president-elect of the AOA and has held a position on the Board of Trustees since 2013. Additionally, she has fulfilled roles at the AOA as Chair of the Department of Professional Affairs, the Department of Education, the Department of Research and Development, the Department of Affiliate Relations, and the Department of Government Affairs.  

She also has contributed to several bureaus and workgroups, including Board Certification, the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, Osteopathic International Affairs, and Graduate Medical Education.  

She has held presidencies in the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF), the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society (IOMS), and the Des Moines University Alumni Association. In 2014, she was recognized as the Alumnus of the Year for DMU. Furthermore, Hubka has been listed as a “top doctor” in women’s healthcare in Chicago Magazine’s annual series multiple times, starting in 2010 and again in 2023. 

The commencement ceremony for the 340 graduates in the LMU-DCOM Class of 2024 will take place on Saturday, May 11, at the Tex Turner Arena on the main campus of LMU in Harrogate, Tennessee at 10:00 a.m. 

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The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, and at LMU-Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often-underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7082, email, or visit us online at       

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