The medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO provides direct patient care in an active occupational medicine practice. Additionally, he serves as an independent medical examiner certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME). Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO received his doctorate in osteopathic medicine in 1980 and is a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), and the American Association of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP).
Dedicated to promoting the health and safety of workers and workplaces, ACOEM was founded in 1916. It represents more than 4,500 physicians across the U.S.. Each year, ACOEM hosts the American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC), the 2016 installment of which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the organization.
The most recent annual conference took place in April in Chicago and included numerous educational sessions on topics including leadership for physicians, public safety, and mindfulness as well as specific, relevant conditions such as head trauma. Full-day courses were offered on the two days prior to the official start of the conference. During the event, participants had the opportunity to sit for their Medical Review Officer or Independent Medical Examiner certification exams.
Annual ACOEM awards are also presented during each conference. At the 2016 event, members received recognition for lifetime achievement, excellence in education, and meritorious service. The presentation also included a number of resident research awards.
As medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, focuses on the care and prevention of workplace injuries as well as on the treatment of travelers' medical emergencies.