The American College of Osteopathic Internists Announces New President


November 8, 2022

Joanne Kaiser-Smith, DO, FACOI, Named Organization’s President and is Sixth Woman Physician to Fulfill the Role

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(November 8, 2022) The American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI), a national professional organization representing osteopathic internal medicine physicians and subspecialists, announces the appointment of Joanne Kaiser-Smith, DO, FACOI, as President for 2022-2023. Dr. Kaiser-Smith will serve as ACOI’s President for a one-year term after a decade of service to the ACOI Board of Directors. She has been an ACOI member for over 35 years and earned the distinction of Fellow (FACOI) in 1994.

Board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM), Dr. Kaiser-Smith is also certified in Geriatric Medicine by the AOBIM. She serves as Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, and Professor of Medicine at the Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey.

Dr. Kaiser-Smith graduated from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984, which later became part of Rowan University in 2013. She completed her internship and internal medicine residency at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey, 1984-1988. Dr. Kaiser-Smith has trained nearly 500 residents during her career and has been honored with a multitude of awards in the profession, including most recently being named as Mentor of the Year by the American Osteopathic Association in 2021.

Commenting on the upcoming year, she said, “Mentorship is so important to me, so I am excited that our focus for 2023 at the ACOI is on recruiting new student and resident members. We have already laid the groundwork for great student involvement with the launching of a new national Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association (SOIMA) and the students are already so enthusiastic about being involved. As the sixth woman president leading the ACOI, I have had great role models who came before me – those who mentored me! All through my career I have taken it upon myself to help women rise with me in this profession and help young people become successful physicians. I am looking forward to leading the ACOI as another opportunity to do that.”

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Since 1941, the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) has represented current and aspiring osteopathic internal medicine physicians and subspecialists. The ACOI provides leadership, networking, and education to help members be successful and stay true to why they pursued medicine. For more information, visit

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