John M. Kauffman, Jr., DO, FACOI, FACP, is the Founding Dean of Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. A medical educator for the past 24 years, Dr. Kauffman obtained his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate education at Allegheny College. From 2001-2006, Dr. Kauffman worked for University Hospitals of Cleveland and established University based osteopathic residencies in Dermatology and Pediatrics. In 2006, he joined the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Virginia, as the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Affairs and was promoted to Vice Dean for Postgraduate Affairs over the Virginia and South Carolina campuses in 2010.
Named founding dean in 2011, Dr. Kauffman was named the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Educator of the Year in 2014 for his leadership in establishing the medical school at Campbell University.