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12635 E. Montview Blvd., Suite 270
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P: (720) 859-4149
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Executive Director of AΩA

Executive Director Richard L. Byyny, MD, FACP

The Board of Directors of Alpha Omega Alpha is very pleased to announce that Richard L. Byyny, MD, became Executive Director of Alpha Omega Alpha and Editor of The Pharos effective November 1, 2010. Dr. Byyny is quite familiar with AΩA, having served on the AΩA board of directors from 1995 through 1999. he received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Southern California, where he was elected to AΩA.

Dr. Byyny received his internal medicine training at Columbia University and completed an endocrinology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. He served as Head of the Division of Internal Medicine training program at the University of Chicago from 1971 through 1977. He then moved to Colorado to again head up general Internal Medicine and also serve as vice-chairman of the Department of Medicine. After holding administrative positions as Executive Vice-Chancellor the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research/Dean of the System Graduate School at Colorado, Dr. Byyny became Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder, serving from 1997 through 2005. Dr. Byyny has crowned his distinguished career by devoting his efforts to health policy and to the development of a mentored research tract in medical student education.

Updated on June 23, 2020.