Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Robert L Osmer, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with Bronson Digestive, Endocrine & General Surgery Specialists in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, which is also where he completed a residency in general surgery. He was in private practice for 18 years, on MSU/KCMS Faculty from 2004 to 2010, Vice President for Medical Affairs and general surgeon for Shawano Medical Center from 2010-2013. He has spent the past 6 years with Michigan State University Department of Surgery, serving as faculty and residency program director. He has been active in the Navy Reserve since 2016 and was deployed to Navy Installation Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, in 2018. He returned to Kalamazoo in April, 2019, to join Bronson Digestive, Endocrine & General Surgery Specialists.
- American Board of Surgery (Surgery)
Education and Training
- MD 1980, Wayne State University
- Residency 1980, General Surgery, Wayne State University
- BS 1976, Biology, Michigan State University
Anderson C.I., Basson M.D., Ali M., Davis A.T., Osmer R.L., McLeod M.K., Haan P.S., Molnar R., Peshkepija A.N., Hardaway J.C., Chojnacki K.A., Pfeifer C.C., Gauvin J.M., Jones M.W., Mansour M.A., Soleimani T., Nebeker C.A., Gupta R.N., Yeo C.J., Pozzessere A.S., Langdon S., Loseth C., Gelbard R.B., Delman K.A., Martin D.R., Narkiewicz L., Obi S.H., Smith D., Czajka M.L., Deppen J.G., Ferguson T.M., Hanses S.M., St Hilaire N.J., Deere M.J., Henning W.H., Welle N.J., Collins J.T., Toomey A.E., Henderson J., Chen A.J., Harris J.R., Jelenek L.A., Olson M. Comprehensive Multicenter Graduate Surgical Education Initiative Incorporating Entrustable Professional Activities, Continuous Quality Improvement Cycles, and a Web-Based Platform to Enhance Teaching and Learning Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2018;227(1):64-76.
Hardaway J.C., Basson M.D., Ali M., Davis A.T., Haan P.S., Gupta R.N., Peshkepija A.N., Nebeker C.A., McLeod M.K., Osmer R.L., Anderson C.I., Chojnacki K.A., Yeo C.J., Palazzo F., Gauvin J.M., Pozzessere A.S., Gelbard R.B., Delman K.A., Martin D.R., Woo J.Y., Tate L., Elliott N., Molnar R., Pfeifer C.C., Narkiewicz L., Obi S.H., Smith D. A taxonomy of perioperative surgical learning: Trending resident skill acquisition American Journal of Surgery. 2017;213(2):260-267.
Nebeker C.A., Basson M.D., Haan P.S., Davis A.T., Ali M., Gupta R.N., Osmer R.L., Hardaway J.C., Peshkepija A.N., McLeod M.K., Anderson C.I., Chojnacki K.A., Yeo C.J., Palazzo F., Gauvin J.M., Pozzessere A.S., Gelbard R.B., Delman K.A., Martin D.R., Woo J.Y., Tate L., Elliott N., Molnar R., Pfeifer C.C., Narkiewicz L., Obi S.H., Smith D. Do female surgeons learn or teach differently? American Journal of Surgery. 2017;213(2):282-287.
Peshkepija A.N., Basson M.D., Davis A.T., Ali M., Haan P.S., Gupta R.N., Hardaway J.C., Nebeker C.A., McLeod M.K., Osmer R.L., Anderson C.I. Perioperative self-reflection among surgical residents American Journal of Surgery. 2017;214(3):564-570.
Saber A., Elgamal M., Rao A., Osmer R., Itawi E. Laparoscopic spigelian hernia repair: The scroll technique American Surgeon. 2008;74:108-112.
Nelson R., Wilson R., Osmer R. Clostridium perfringens bacteremia. Opportunist or killer? American Surgeon. 1985;51(6):301-303.
Dahn M., Lange P., Whitcomb K., Jacobs L., Osmer R. Cardiovascular performance and myocardial infarction following aortic surgery American Surgeon. 1983;49(6):290-295.