Member Roster


Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators

Committee Description

The Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators is an open-membership society of osteopathic medical educators (faculty and staff) who are involved in planning and/or providing osteopathic medical education programs along the full continuum of osteopathic medical education. The Society seeks to include those involved in educational programs through the colleges of osteopathic medicine, osteopathic post-graduate training institutions (OPTIs), specialty colleges, and continuing medical education programs. The mission of the society is to promote the continuous collaborative improvement of osteopathic medical education.



Committee Leadership
Dr. Polly E. Leonard, DO, MS, FNAOME
(Steering Committee Chair)
Clinical Professor
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Warwick, RI
United States

Dr. Patricia S. Sexton, MS, DHEd
(Steering Committee Chair Elect)
Professor Family Medicine, Preventative Medicine and Community Health; Associate Dean of Curriculum
A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kirksville, MO
United States

Dr. Jennifer Fischer, PhD
(Steering Committee Secretary)
Associate Professor, Dept of Molecular Biology
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Stratford, NJ
United States

Dr. Marti Echols, PhD, MEd
(Past Chair)
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fort Smith, AR
United States

Dr. John W. Graneto, DO, MEd, FACOEP, FACOP, NAOME
(Past Chair)
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine (proposed)
California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Proposed)
Clovis, CA
United States

Dr. Timothy J. Barreiro, DO, MPH, FCCP, FACOI, FACP
(Steering Committee Member)
Clinical Professor of Specialty Medicine & Critical Care Medicine
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Youngstown, OH
United States

Dr. Rodney Fullmer, DO
(Steering Committee Member)
Emergency Medicine
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Chicago, IL
United States

Dr. Emmanuel Katsaros, DO
(Steering Committee Member)
Chair and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Pomona, CA
United States

Ms. Danielle E. Maholtz
(Steering Committee Member)
OMS-IV
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Coraopolis, PA
United States

Dr. Sharon Obadia, DO
(Steering Committee Member)
Director of Faculty Development and Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Mesa, AZ
United States

Ms. Elizabeth Petsche, JD
(Steering Committee Member)
Assistant Professor
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Lansing, MI
United States

Dr. Nicole Wadsworth, DO, FACEP, FACOEP
(Steering Committee Member)
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH
United States

Dr. Mansoor Jatoi, DO
(AOA Board of Trustees Representative)
Resident Physician
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Tucson, AZ
United States

Mr. Dylan Ryan Rogers
(Steering Committee COSGP Member)
Student
Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest
Lebanon, OR
United States

Dr. Prasanna Abeyrathna, PhD
(Regular Member)
Instructor of Anatomy
A.T. Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Adrienne Z. Ables, PharmD
(Regular Member)
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development/Professor of Pharmacology
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Carolinas Campus
Spartanburg, SC
United States

Dr. Juan Fernando Acosta, DO, MS, FACOEP-Dist, FACEP
(Regular Member)
Adjucnt Clinical Professor
Yakima, WA
United States

Dr. Linda R. Adkison, PhD, MS
(Regular Member)
Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Trinity School of Medicine
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Mr. Adrian Alba, MA
(Regular Member)
Director of Admissions and Student Affairs
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM
United States

Dr. James O. Alben, PhD
(Regular Member)
Professor of Biochemistry
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton Campus
Bradenton, FL
United States