Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Botsford Hospital's vice president and chief clinical officer David Walters to the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery.
The Brighton resident will be part of an 11-member board that assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with overseeing the practice of more than 8,200 osteopathic doctors.
"David brings years of valuable experience to the board," said Snyder. "He is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of Michiganders, and I appreciate his willingness to serve."
Walters has worked at Botsford for more than 20 years, previously serving as chief medical officer, director of emergency medicine, faculty for emergency medicine residency and as a staff physician. He is a member of the American College of Physicians Executives and a fellow with the American College of Emergency Physicians and American Osteopathic College of Emergency Physicians.
Walters holds a bachelor's degree in medical technology and a doctorate degree in osteopathic medicine, both from Michigan State University, and a master's degree in health service administration from the University of Michigan.
His four-year term that expires Dec. 31, 2016 and the appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
Source: State of Michigan press release