For the first time in the history of the Bluegrass State, an osteopathic physician has been elected president of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. Randel C. Gibson, DO, RPh, an emergency medicine and family medicine physician in Mayfield, was elected to the post unanimously. He’s served on the board since 1995.
Dr. Gibson, a graduate of the A. T. Still University—Kirksville (Missouri) College of Osteopathic Medicine, has held several leadership positions at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, Kentucky, including chief of staff, senior administrator of medical affairs and chairman of the board of directors. As an osteopathic educator, Dr. Gibson has served as clinical faculty at ATSU-KCOM, the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, and the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Gibson is also a community leader; he’s been team physician for Carlisle County (Kentucky) High School and is a two-time president of the Mayfield Kiwanis Club. Previously, Dr. Gibson served as medical director for Grace Free Clinic and as a board member for the West Kentucky Mental Health Board and the Lighthouse Home for Battered Women and Children. Dr. Gibson is also a two-time president of the Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association.