Kathleen M. Naegele, D.O., M.P.H., a 2005 graduate from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, was elected to the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) Board of Trustees representing new physicians in practice during the AOA's Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates in Chicago.
"As a new physician, I understand the challenges my peers face as we begin this journey in our osteopathic medical careers," says Dr. Naegele. "I am honored to represent them as an AOA Trustee and to serve the osteopathic medical profession in this capacity."
Dr. Naegele serves as a hematology/oncology specialist at the Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) in Kingman, AZ. She also teaches osteopathic medical students and residents at KRMC and is an associate professor of clinical medicine at CCOM. Additionally she completed a fellowship in hematology/oncology at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, IL, where she served as chief fellow.
In 2010, Dr. Naegele received the Outstanding Service Award from the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society. She also received departmental awards for emergency medicine and internal medicine from CCOM in 2005.
After receiving a master's degree in Public Health at Des Moines (Iowa) University, Dr. Naegele earned her osteopathic medical degree from CCOM. Following graduation, she completed an internship, in which she was elected chief intern, and an internal medicine residency followed by a fellowship at CCOM. She also holds a master's degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Management of Information Systems from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL, and is recognized as a Costin Scholar by CCOM.