John D Kuhnlein, DO, MPH, FACPM, FACOEM, earned his medical degree in 1986 from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (now KCUMB) in Kansas City, Missouri. He completed a rotating osteopathic internship at Lakeside Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri in 1987, and then a year of internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. He then completed his residency in 1990 in Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During his residency, Dr. Kuhnlein earned his Masters of Public Health degree in 1989 from the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Kuhnlein is Board Certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine and a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Kuhnlein is a member of the Polk County Medical Society, the Iowa Medical Society, the American Medical Association, Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Kuhnlein served on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee for Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association, and served as President of Central States Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association in 2016–2017. Dr. Kuhnlein is currently the medical representative on the Worker’s Compensation Advisor Committee.
During his career, Dr. Kuhnlein has worked with companies both large and small from the examination room to the corporate boardroom. He served on the Iowa Task Force concerning the use of The Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment in Iowa. He founded Medix Occupational Health in 1998, opening the Ankeny, Iowa clinic in 2003.