Navy veteran Sean Conley, DO, became the acting White House physician in March and will replace Ronny Jackson, MD, according to multiple news reports citing White House officials. Dr. Conley might be the first DO to serve as White House physician.
Dr. Conley graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006 and completed a Navy emergency medicine residency program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia in 2013. As a resident, Dr. Conley received multiple awards, including the Nurses’ Choice Award for Outstanding Senior Resident Award, the Resident Research Award and the Honor Graduate Award.
After residency, Dr. Conley served as head of trauma for a NATO Multinational Medical Unit in Afghanistan; his team was recognized by the Romanian Army for saving the lives of several Romanian soldiers following a bomb blast in 2014.