Dean Named For Proposed Fort Smith Osteopathic Medical School

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A dean has been named for the proposed osteopathic medical school to be built at Chaffee Crossing in Fort Smith, according to a news release Wednesday (May 14).

Kenneth A. Heiles, D.O., has been hired as the Dean of the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) and the proposed osteopathic medical school.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to help shape the future of the proposed
College,” said Dr. Heiles.

He continued, “This will be a tremendous asset to Western
Arkansas and the entire state and make great strides in helping fill the need
for medical professionals. My family and I look forward to becoming a part of
the Fort Smith community.”

“Ken is the key hire needed to insure the best possible program for our
proposed medical school,” said Kyle Parker, President & CEO of ACHE.

Heiles has been the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at Lincoln
Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate,

He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984 and completed his internship and residency at hospitals in Pennsylvania.



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