Keith Watson, DO

President
Yakima, WA

Prior to beginning his role as university president in July, 2012, Dr. Keith Watson served at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in the role of senior associate dean for academic affairs and was also the chief academic officer for the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education – an entity overseeing 90 Graduate Medical Education programs in 26 training institutions.. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as PNWU gains additional accreditation and looks to expand colleges and programs. Dr. Watson was awarded the American Osteopathic Foundation’s “Educator of the Year Award” in 2008 and fellowship in the American Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators Collegium. He has served as residency inspector for the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons and as an inspector for the AOA Council on Osteopathic College of Accreditation. Dr. Watson received his doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the Texas College of Osteopathic medicine in 1975. He has been member of the  American College of Osteopathic Surgeons since 1980.