Currently serving as the Secretary of IOMC, Lorenzo L. Pence, DO, FACOFP, FAODME is the Senior Vice President at American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
He was elected as Secretary of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago in 2020. Dr. Pence joined the ACGME in spring 2015 as Senior Vice President, Osteopathic Accreditation, overseeing the staff that supports the new Osteopathic Principles Committee and the Review Committee for Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Before ACGME, he was with West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), where he served as VP of Academic Affairs and Dean, VP Graduate Medical Education, and Rural Outreach, Associate Dean Graduate Medicinal Education, and Professor of Family Medicine. He is a Billings Fellow, Director on the Board of Governors. Prior to his role as the Secretary with IOMC, he served on the Membership Committee and Program Committee.
Dr. Pence has served on many national committees and task forces within the osteopathic profession, including as chair of the AOA Council on Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions (COPTI). He has also served as a member of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Board of Deans, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians’ CEE Committee, the Robert C. Byrd Clinic Board, the West Virginia Medical Professional Health Program Board, and the Center for Rural Health Development, Inc. Board.
Dr. Pence graduated from WVSOM, and completed his family medicine residency in Toledo, Ohio. He is board certified in family medicine. His experience includes solo and group practice in rural, inner city, and urban environments. He completed an AOA Health Policy Fellowship from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has many professional interests, including health policy, rural medicine, and physician access/placement.