AACU Distinguished Leadership Award Honoree: John O'Bannon, MD
Dr. John O'Bannon is a neurologist in Richmond, VA. He represents a portion of western Henrico County in the Virginia House of Delegates.
John O'Bannon, MD, is a lifelong Virginian dedicated to caring for others. A graduate of Hargrave Military Academy and the University of Richmond, Dr. O'Bannon attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), where he was elected President of the Student Body. Later, as a resident at MCV, he was elected President of the Housestaff Council, served as Chairman of the Dean's Advisory Committee, and was named Chief Resident in Neurology.
A well-regarded physician, Dr. O'Bannon is a partner in Neurological Associates, a leading Richmond medical practice. He has served as Chief of Staff of Henrico Doctors' Hospital and is currently on the Hospital's Board of Trustees, where he chaired the Quality Committee. His peers have named him one of the “Outstanding Physicians of the Year” in Richmond Magazine's annual poll.
John O'Bannon is a national leader in improving the medical profession. A leader in the American Medical Association (AMA), John served on the AMA Delegation from the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) and served as a member of the AMA's Council for Ethical and Judicial Affairs from 1997 through 2004. Here in Virginia, John is a past Chairman of the Board of the Richmond Academy of Medicine. He also served as Chairman of the MSV's Legislative Committee, where he helped pass the Virginia Patients' Bill of Rights.
John O'Bannon is a leader in his community. He is a member of the West Richmond Rotary Club, the Glen Allen Ruritan Club, and the Board of the Central Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A member of the Henrico County Republican Committee, John has been active in numerous federal, state, and local campaigns.
John O'Bannon is one of only four physicians in the General Assembly. He serves on the Appropriations, Health, Welfare and Institutions, and Privileges and Elections Committees. John also serves as Chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee and of the Campaign Finance Subcommittee of the Privileges and Elections Committee. He is a member of the Secure Commonwealth Panel and the Joint Commission for Healthcare for all Virginians. He currently serves as chairman of JLARC and of the Virginia War Memorial Foundation board.