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Snyder makes appointment to Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

Friday, February 1, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of David Walters, of Brighton, to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.

The 11-member board plays an advisory role, and assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing the practice of more than 8,200 osteopathic doctors.


"David brings years of valuable experience to the board," said Snyder. "He is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of Michiganders, and I appreciate his willingness to serve."   


Walters is vice president and chief clinical officer at Botsford Hospital, where he has worked for more than 20 years. He previously served as chief medical officer, director of emergency medicine, faculty for emergency medicine residency and as a staff physician. Walters is a member of the American College of Physicians Executives and a fellow with the American College of Emergency Physicians and American Osteopathic College of Emergency Physicians. He holds a bachelor's degree in medical technology and a doctorate degree in osteopathic medicine, both from Michigan State University, and a master's degree in health service administration from the University of Michigan. Walters will represent professionals and replaces Douglas Vanator.


Walters will serve a four-year term that expires Dec. 31, 2016, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.