Department of Medical Humanities
Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean

Kenneth Veit, DO, MBA, FACOFP


Office: 215-871-6770


Family Medicine at PCOM

Dr. Kenneth Veit joined Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) as a full-time faculty member in 1980. Since 1992, Dr. Veit has served as the Dean and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at PCOM. In 2009, he was given the additional title of Provost. Prior to these positions, he served the college in various capacities including Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and the Director of PCOM’s Community Healthcare Centers, which function as the primary teaching outpatient care clinics of the college. He is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and continues to actively teach and conduct weekly patient care sessions.

Prior to his affiliation with PCOM, Dr. Veit was the Chief Medical Officer for Region 3 of the United States Public Health Service. He also served for four years in the National Health Service Corp. in rural central Pennsylvania.

Dr. Veit’s academic interests include many aspects of medical education and health care delivery. He has published and participated in multiple national and regional studies regarding best medical education practices. He has been a member of the AOA Council of Pre-Doctoral Education and was chair of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the accrediting body for all colleges of osteopathic medicine. He is a prior Chair of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) and served again as chair of AACOM until June of 2014. Dr. Veit has participated in numerous Macy conferences on medical education. He remains active on the Board of Trustees of the Pennsylvania State Osteopathic Association and the AOA.

  • Education

    Dr. Veit earned his DO degree from PCOM in 1976, post graduate training at the Staten Island Public Health Service Hospital and received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Temple University in 1989. He is board certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine and a current Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

  • Awards

    Dr. Veit is a Fellow of both the American College of Osteopathic Family Practice and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He has been honored with the United States Public Health Service Humanitarian Medal, Commissioned Officer Superior Service Award, Shankweiler Fellow Award and Dale Dodson Award. He received the PCOM O.J. Snyder Award in 2012 and the POMA Distinguished Service Award in 2015.

  • Publications

    Wood Douglas L; Babbott David; Pascoe John M; Pye Karen L; Rabinowitz Howard K; Veit Kenneth J. 2004. Lessons learned-UME-21 project. Family medicine, 36 Suppl():S146-50.

    Pascoe John M; Babbott David; Pye Karen L; Rabinowitz Howard K; Veit Kenneth J; Wood Douglas L. 2004. The UME-21 project: connecting medical education and medical practice. Family medicine, 36 Suppl():S12-4.

    Rabinowitz H K; Babbott D; Bastacky S; Pascoe J M; Patel K K; Pye K L; Rodak J; Veit K J; Wood D L. 2001. Innovative approaches to educating medical students for practice in a changing healthcare environment: the National UME-21 Project. Academic medicine: journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 76(6):587-97.

    Veit, JK. Chapter in MD/MBA: Physicians on the New Frontier of Medical Management. 1998, Edited by Arthur Lazarus. American College of Physician Executives.

    Veit, JK. 1999. The role of the family physician and the hearing impaired child. Journal of the Osteopathic Family Physician.

  • Memberships

    Dr. Veit serves on the Board of Directors/Board of Trustees for the Quality Medical HMO-Foundations of Health, Philadelphia Health Management Corporation, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also on the board of the Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation and is Medical Director of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf.