Posted 12:00 PM

Indianapolis— Richard G. Schuster, DO, of Indianapolis, was chosen to be the 2020-21 president-elect of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 12 during the AAO’s annual Convocation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After spending a year as president-elect, Dr. Schuster will become the 2021-22 president of the AAO, the nation’s largest medical society devoted to fostering neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM).

Richard G. Schuster, DO, is in solo private practice in Indianapolis, practicing direct primary care and osteopathic manual medicine.

He graduated from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994 after completing an undergraduate fellowship in osteopathic principles and practice. He completed a family medicine residency at the Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio, and a postdoctoral fellowship in sports medicine at Toledo Hospital in Ohio.

The chair of the AAO’s 2015 Convocation, Dr. Schuster is a member of the AAO’s Board of Trustees and the vice chair of the AAO’s Education Committee.

Dr. Schuster’s academic interests include musculoskeletal medicine, biomechanics and functional anatomy, with an emphasis on how the body transmits and organizes information to coordinate movement.