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About Kenneth J. Veit

Dr. Kenneth Veit joined Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) as a full-time faculty member in 1980. Since 1992, Dr. Veit has served as the Dean and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at PCOM. In 2009, he was given the additional title of Provost. Prior to these positions, he served the college in various capacities including Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and the Director of PCOM’s Community Healthcare Centers, which function as the primary teaching outpatient care clinics of the college. He is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and continues to actively teach and conduct weekly patient care sessions.

Prior to his affiliation with PCOM, Dr. Veit was the Chief Medical Officer for Region 3 of the United States Public Health Service. He also served for four years in the National Health Service Corp. in rural central Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Veit’s academic interest includes many aspects of medical education and health care delivery. He has published and participated in multiple national and regional studies regarding best medical education practices. He has been a member of the AOA Council of Pre-Doctoral Education and was chair of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the accrediting body for all colleges of osteopathic medicine. He is a prior Chair of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and served again as chair of AACOM until June of 2014. Dr. Veit has participated in numerous Macy conferences on medical education. He remains active on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State Osteopathic Association and the AOA.


Present Professor, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Medical Humanities
Present Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Present Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Present Board Member, Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation
Present Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
Present Medical Director, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
Present Board of Directors, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Present Board of Directors, Philadelphia Health Management Corporation
Present Board of Directors, Quality Medical HMO-Foundations of Health
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (2015)
  • Dale Dodson Award, AACOM (2002)
  • United States Public Health Service Humanitarian Medal (1981)
  • Commissioned Officer Superior Service Award (1979)
  • Shankweiler Fellow Award
  • PCOM O.J. Snyder Award in 2012


1989 MBA, Temple University
1976 DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact Information

P: 215-871-6770

Scholarly Articles (7)

Contributions to Books (2)