Mark A. Keuchel, DO, Presented with the “Rookie Physician of the Year Award”

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association presented Mark A. Keuchel, DO, with the Rookie Physician of the Year Award on April 27, 2019 at its 119th Annual Convention at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

The Rookie of the Year Award honors a physician in his/her second year of practice who has exemplified significant contributions and service to his/her school, community and association.

Mark A. Keuchel, DO, an emergency medicine physician in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013, and he completed his residency at Integris Southwest Medical Center in 2017. Why Dr. Keuchel was chosen for this award was well said by one of the many physicians who nominated him. They wrote, “Since graduating residency Mark has shown extraordinary commitment to the osteopathic profession, advancing patient care and medical education. At his core, Mark has a passion for improving patient care through his practice and through medical education. He is one of the most kind and genuine people that I have ever known.  His desire to help patients and teach others to do so is unrelenting.  He is an excellent ambassador for our profession and I am proud to nominate Mark Keuchel, DO.”  At our annual meeting, Dr. Keuchel was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma Educational Foundation for Osteopathic Medicine. The OOA was proud to present Dr. Keuchel with the Rookie Physician of the Year Award.

The Oklahoma Osteopathic Association serves more than 2,300 members, including practicing physicians, residents, interns, osteopathic medical students and retired physicians. Doctors of osteopathic medicine, or DOs, practice in 69 of the state’s 77 counties and in 147 Oklahoma communities. Oklahoma DOs practice in all areas of medicine from cardiology to sports medicine to radiology.

DOs complete four years of medical training and continue their education in postgraduate internships and residencies. As complete physicians, DOs are able to prescribe medication and perform surgery. In addition, DOs have added training in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), a hands-on treatment tool they can use to diagnose and treat injuries or illnesses. OMM can be used in conjunction with, and sometimes in place of, medication or surgery to restore mobility and function. For more information about Oklahoma DOs, visit the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association’s website at

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