May 19, 2012 — The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA), which represents more than 8,000 osteopathic physicians and students, recently named Edward J. Canfield, DO, as its 114th president during its annual House of Delegates meeting in Dearborn May 16, 2012.
A family physician, Canfield works with his wife, Cheryl Canfield, DO, in Sebewaing, Mich., where they have practiced for more than 18 years.
Canfield has served on the MOA’s Board of Trustees since 2005. In addition to his role on the board, he has served the MOA in a number of capacities, including chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Physician Access and Michigan Medicaid and the President of the Internal Affairs Department.
During Canfield’s message, he said, “It is my great honor and privilege to serve as the 114th President of the Michigan Osteopathic Association.”
Canfield’s address focused on service, “I believe that service is one of man’s greatest callings. When I teach medical students and residents I ensure that they realize as physicians we are to serve our patients. We are fortunate that by any standard we are compensated well for what we do, but we are still servants.”
Source: Michigan Osteopathic Association, mi-osteopathic.org