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Timothy Ott, D.O. elected 2021-22 Illinois Academy of Family Physicians President-elect

The Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) announced the results of their 2021 Board of Directors election on October 20. IAFP Active and Life members were able to vote through secure online voting from September 1-30. A link to the board of directors can be found at www.iafp.com/board.

Timothy Ott, DO, FAAFP was elected as President-Elect. He is Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Director of Medical Student Affairs and Assistant Director of Osteopathic Medicine at the SIU Quincy Family Medicine Residency Program. During this one-year term, Dr. Ott will work alongside IAFP President Tabatha Wells, MD, FAAFP and Board Chair Michael A. Hanak, MD, FAAFP as the top leadership of the Academy. He will be installed as IAFP President at the next IAFP annual meeting on November 5, 2022.

Since relocating to Quincy from Pittsburgh, Pa. in 2010, Dr. Ott has been very active with SIU, the Quincy community and the IAFP. He served in a three-year term (2016-2018) on the IAFP Board of Directors, and one year as the Academy’s Treasurer in 2018-19. He was elected Second Vice President in 2019 and First Vice President (2020) before being elected as President-Elect this year. Within the IAFP he is a long-time member of the Family Medicine Educators Committee and serves on the IAFP’s Task Force on Commercial Support.

He’s also been a consistent voice in family medicine and public health advocacy in the Illinois General Assembly and U.S. Congress through his leadership roles in IAFP and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), traveling to Springfield and Washington, D.C.

Dedicated to family medicine education since arriving in Illinois, he holds academic appointments at SIU School of Medicine and A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was named the SIU Quincy Family Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year in 2015 and 2020. As an IAFP leader, he has also enjoyed serving on the planning committee for the regional Family Medicine Midwest conferences, which recruits future family physicians to Midwestern states. He is a frequent community presenter and always happy to assist the local media with health care stories.
The Pittsburgh native, and dedicated Steelers fan, also enjoys camping and antiquing.


Founded in 1947, the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) represents over 4,700 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students dedicated to promoting the value of the specialty of Family Medicine and improving health for all through advocacy, education and action. Learn more at www.iafp.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, November 18, 2021 02:48 PM