About ACOEM

Past Presidents

The present day American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) resulted from the 1988 merger of the American Occupational Medical Association (AOMA, created in 1916) and the American Academy of Occupational Medicine (AAOM, created in 1946). For historical purposes and to acknowledge their contributions to the College, the past presidents of what is today ACOEM and its two parent organizations are listed below. 

ACOEM Presidents, 1988 - Present
2018-19 William G. Buchta, MD, MPH, MS, La Crosse, WI
2017-18 Charles M. Yarborough, III, MD, MPH, Washington, DC
2016-17  James A. Tacci, MD, JD, MPH, Rochester, NY
2015-16 Mark A. Roberts, MD, PhD, Chicago, IL
2014-15  Kathryn L. Mueller, MD, Denver, CO 
2013-14  Ronald R. Loeppke, MD, Brentwood, TN 
2012-13  Karl Auerbach, MD, Pittsford, NY 
2011-12  T. Warner Hudson III, MD, Los Angeles, CA 
2010-11  Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, Maple Glen, PA 
2009-10  Pamela A. Hymel, MD, San Jose, CA
2008-09  Robert R. Orford, MD, Scottsdale, AZ 
2007-08 Robert K. McLellan, MD, Lebanon, NH
2006-07  Tee L. Guidotti, MD, Washington, DC
2005-06  Cheryl S. Barbanel, MD, Boston, MA 
2004-05  Timothy J. Key, MD, Birmingham, AL 
2003-04  John P. Holland, MD, Seattle, WA
2002-03  Edward J. Bernacki, MD, Baltimore, MD 
2001-02  Dean A. Grove, MD, Naperville, IL
2000-01  Robert L. Goldberg, MD, Lafayette, CA 
1999-00  Robert J. McCunney, MD, Cambridge, MA 
1998-99  William W. Greaves, MD, Milwaukee, WI 
1997-98  Robert S. Rhodes, MD, Williamsville, NY 
1996-97  Kent W. Peterson, MD, Charlottesville, VA 
1995-96  J. Frederic Green, MD, Moline, IL
1994-95  George W. Anstadt, MD, Rochester, NY 
1993-94  Elizabeth E. Gresch, MD, Midland, MI 
1992-93  Roy L. DeHart, MD, Oklahoma City, OK
1991-92  Elias A. Shaptini, MD, Detroit, MI 
1990-91  Eugene H. Kremer III, MD, Louisville, KY 
1989-90  O. Bruce Dickerson, MD, New Canaan, NJ 
1988-89  Joseph M. Cannella, MD, New York, NY 
 
American Occupational Medical Association Presidents, 1916-1988
1988-88  Joseph M. Cannella, MD, New York, NY 
1987-88  Austin E. Givens, MD, Alamo, CA 
1986-87  T. Forrest Fisher, MD, Camden, NJ 
1985-86  Dorothea R. Johnson, MD, Basking Ridge, NJ 
1984-85  C. Hunter Montgomery, MD, Houston, TX 
1983-84  Robert C. Kessler, MD, Rochester, NY 
1982-83 K. David McMurrain, MD, Cincinnati, OH 
1981-82 H. Dean Belk, MD, Pittsburgh, PA
1980-81  Francis L. Purcell, MD, Ypsilanti, MI 
1979-80  Robert S. Hockwald, MD, San Francisco, CA 
1978-79  Alan A. McLean, MD, New York, NY 
1977-78  Bruce E. Douglass, MD, Rochester, MN 
1976-77  Robert R.J. Hilker, MD, Chicago, IL 
1975-76  George E. Spencer, MD, Boston, MA 
1974-75  C. Craig Wright, MD. Rochester, NY 
1973-74  Thomas S. Ely, MD, Rochester, NY 
1972-73  William Jend, Jr., MD, Detroit, MI 
1971-72  Norbert J. Roberts, MD, New York, NY 
1970-71  Merle Bundy, MD, Pittsburgh, PA 
1969-70  Duane L. Block, MD, Dearborn, MI 
1968-69  David H. Goldstein, MD, New York, NY 
1967-68  J.F. McCahan, MD, New York, NY
1966-67  Donald C. Bews, MD, Montreal, ON 
1965-66  John F. Shronts, MD, Minneapolis, MN 
1964-65  Edward J. Schowalter, MD, New York, NY 
1963-64  John L. Norris, MD, Rochester, NY 
1962-63  H. Glenn Gardiner, MD, East Chicago, IN 
1961-62  Gradie R. Rowntree, MD, Louisville, KY 
1960-61  Robert E. Eckardt, MD, Linden, NJ 
1959-60  D. John Lauer, MD, Pittsburgh, PA 
1958-59  H.W. Lawrence, MD, Cincinnati, OH 
1957-58  Jerome W. Shilling, MD, Los Angeles, CA 
1956-57  E.S. Jones, MD, Hammond, IN 
1955-56  Kieffer Davis, MD, Bartlesville, OK 
1954-55  Robert Collier Page, MD, New York, NY 
1953-54  George F. Wilkins, MD, Boston, MA 
1952-53  E.A. Irvin, MD, Dearborn, MI 
1951-52  Adolph G. Kammer, MD, Pittsburgh, PA 
1950-51  Edward H. Carleton, MD, East Chicago, IN 
1949-50  Alfred H. Whittaker, MD, Detroit, MI 
1948-49  Harold A. Vonachen, MD, Peoria, IL 
1947-48  Henry S. Brown, MD, Detroit, MI
1946-47  Loyal A. Shoudy, MD, Bethlehem, PA 
1945-46  Melvin N. Newquist, MD, New York, NY 
1944-45  Frederick W. Slobe, MD, Chicago, IL 
1943-44  Harvey Bartle, MD, Philadelphia, PA 
1942-43  John J. Wittmer, MD, New York, NY 
1941-42  T. Lyle Hazlett, MD, Pittsburgh, PA 
1940-41  Daniel J. Lynch, MD, Boston, MA
1939-40  McIver Woody, MD, New York, NY 
1938-39  Clarence D. Selby, MD, Detroit, MI 
1937-38  Royd R. Sayers, MD, Washington, DC 
1936-37  Robert P. Knapp, MD, Manchester, CT 
1935-36  Floyd E. Shaffer, MD, Sparrows Pt., MD 
1934-35  Edward C. Holmblad, MD, Chicago, IL 
1931-34  Don B. Lowe, MD, Akron, OH 
1930-31  C.H. Watson, MD, Brookfield Center, CT 
1929-30 C.F.N. Schram, MD, Kingsport, TN 
1928-29  Guy L. Keifer, MD, Detroit, MI
1927-28  Thomas R. Crowder, MD, Chicago, IL 
1926-27  William A. Sawyer, MD, Rochester, NY 
1925-26  William B. Fisk, MD, Chicago, IL 
1923-25  Loyal A. Shoudy, MD, Bethlehem, PA 
1921-23  C.E. Ford, MD, New York, NY 
1920-21  Otto P. Geier, MD, Cincinnati, OH 
1918-20  Harry E. Mock, MD, Chicago, IL
1916-18  J.W. Schereschewsky, MD, Belmont, MA 
 
American Academy of Occupational Medicine Presidents, 1946-1988
1987-88  Frank A. Ubel, MD. Minneapolis, MN 
1986-87  James L. Craig, MD, Minneapolis, MN 
1985-86  Charles F. Reinhardt, MD, Newark, DE 
1984-85  George H. Franck, MD, Basking Ridge, NJ 
1983-84  Ernest M. Dixon, MD, McLean, VA 
1982-83  Gerald W. Grawey, MD, Peoria, IL 
1981-82  C. Craig Wright, MD, Rochester, NY 
1980-81  Lloyd B. Tepper, MD, Allentown, PA 
1979-80  Jerry Cassuto, MD, Greensboro, NC 
1978-79  Marcus M. Key, MD, Houston, TX 
1977-78  Marcus B. Bond, MD, Golden, CO 
1976-77 James P. Hughes, MD, Oakland, CA 
1975-76  J.F. McCahan, MD, Tavares, FL 
1974-75  Bertram D. Dinman, MD, Pittsburgh, PA 
1973-74  Carl Zenz, MD, West Allis, WI
1972-73  Harold H. Golz, MD, Wayne, NJ 
1971-72  John H. Schulte, MD, Bethesda, MD 
1970-71  C. Anthony D’Alonzo, MD, Wilmington, DE 
1969-70  Carl U. Dernehl, MD, Springfield, MO 
1968-69  Edwin De Jongh, MD, Pontiac, Ml
1967-68  Gordon M. Hemmett, MD, Rochester, NY 
1966-67  L. Holland Whitney, MD, New York, NY 
1965-66  Jack H. Wolfsie, MD, Plantation, FL 
1964-65  William F. Ashe, MD, Columbus, OH 
1963-64  Paul J. Whitaker, MD, Scottsdale, AZ 
1962-63  R. Lomax Wells, MD, Washington, DC 
1961-62  John L. Norris, MD, New London, NH 
1960-61  Joseph Quigley, MD, Cincinnati, OH 
1959-60  Leonard J. Goldwater, MD, Chapel Hill, NJ 
1958-59  R. Forbes Buchan, MD, Union, ME 
1957-58  Irving R. Tabershaw, MD, Tucson, AZ 
1956-57  Edgar E. Evans, MD, Deepwater, NJ 
1955-56  Frank Princi, MD, Cincinnati, OH 
1954-55  Arthur J. Mangelsdorff, MD, Jamesburg, NJ 
1953-54  Allan J. Fleming, MD, Wilmington, DE 
1952-53  James H. Sterner, MD, Laguna Hills, CA 
1951-52  Frank M. Jones, MD, Montreal, ON 
1950-51  Charles L. Savage, MD, Waynesboro, VA 
1949-50  Robert A. Kehoe, MD, Cincinnati, OH 
1946-49  George H. Gehrmann, MD, Wilmington, DE