North Texas Doctor Named President-Elect of National Physician Organization

The American Academy of Osteopathy has selected a University of North Texas Health Science Center professor as its president-elect.

Dr. Kendi Hensel, a professor at UNTHSC, is the new president-elect at the American Academy of Osteopathy.

Dr. Kendi Hensel, a professor in the osteopathic manipulative medicine department, was chosen for the role during the AAO’s annual meeting last month. She’s been involved with the organization for 18 years and on its board of trustees for eight.

“I love the art of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM),” Dr. Hensel said in a statement. “Because in so many other specialties you see a patient and write them a prescription or schedule them for surgery and you see them again in three months. With OMM, you can help them feel better or make their pain go away right now. The AAO is filled with people who feel the same way.”

Hensel will spend a year as president-elect before assuming the role of president in March 2019.