Richard E. Eby, DO, DSc (Hon.), DEd (Hon.), PhD, FACOOG, a nationally
recognized osteopathic physician and the co-founder of what is now Western
University of Health Sciences (WesternU), has received the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of
California (OPSC) association.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the OPSC’s highest honor.
“”Dick has done so much for the osteopathic profession, more than can ever
be documented,”” said WesternU President Philip Pumerantz, PhD. “”He always
downplays the tremendous influence he has had, but his impact is profound
and will affect the profession for decades to come.””
Dr. Eby, a 1937 graduate of the College of Osteopathic Physicians and
Surgeons in Los Angeles, worked with a group of other osteopathic
physicians in the 1960s to early 1970s to see that Proposition 22 – passed
by California voters in 1962 which amalgamated the California Osteopathic
Association with the California Medical Association – was overturned by
the California Supreme Court in 1974.
Dr. Eby is a co-founder of the OPSC and is a trustee. He founded the
former Park Avenue Hospital in Pomona and he is a co-founder of the
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), which opened in
1977 and remains a college of WesternU. He is trustee emeritus of the
University. In addition, Dr. Eby was president of the Kansas City College
of Osteopathic Medicine from 1963-66.
Dr. Eby is now retired from medicine and, with his wife, Barbara, lives in
Victorville, California. The two dedicate their lives to Christian