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Outstanding Female Leader Award - Laura Hempstead, DO, FACOFP

Laura Hempstead award








Dr. Hempstead was honored at a ceremony January 20 during the 2024 MSACOFP Winter Family Medicine Update. This award recognizes female physicians who serve as clinical role models, teachers, highly accomplished professional leaders, and sources of inspiration for women and men in medical training.

Dr. Hempstead has been very active in osteopathic organizations, serving on the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in-service examination committee as the vice-chair, and as a past president of the MSACOFP, and the Kansas City regional osteopathic medical association. She served as chair of the UMKC clinical competency committee from 2014-2017 and guided the UMKC program as it achieved ACGME osteopathic recognition. Finally, the society bestowed upon her the MSACOFP family physician of the year award in 2011 and the James Direnna, Sr., DO appreciation award in 2020. Her interests include caring for multiple generations within a family medicine practice and fostering the use of osteopathic medical treatment in the clinical practice setting.

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