Donald J. Krpan, DO, FACOFP, passed away on Jan. 4, 2018. Dr. Krpan, 81, was a treasured member of the osteopathic profession, who served as the 104th president of AOA in 2000-2001.
A practicing family and emergency medicine physician for over 20 years, Dr. Krpan was a 1967 graduate of the University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri, and one of the first DOs to receive a California license following the Supreme Court decision reauthorizing osteopathic licensure in the state, according to the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California (OPSC), where he also served as president.
Dr. Krpan served as Dean and Provost of Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. He was a member of the board of directors of Mad River Community Hospital in Arcata, California, and a member of the Joint Conference of Arrowhead Regional Medical Centers in San Bernardino, California.
His involvement with the osteopathic profession was wide-ranging. Dr. Krpan was chairman of the ethics committee of the Osteopathic Medical Board of California, a board member of OPSC and the AOA’s Board of Trustee’s and House of Delegates. He was most recently executive director and consultant to the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.
“Dr. Krpan was generous with his resources and tirelessly volunteered his services,” read an OPSC statement. “Dr. Krpan’s booming personality and fiery passion for the osteopathic profession will be sorely missed.”
A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12 at Santa Clara de Asis in Yorba Linda, California, immediately followed by a lunch reception at the Yorba Linda Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Osteopathic Foundation, 142 E. Ontario St., Suite 1450, Chicago, IL 60611.