American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Governance of the Single GME Accreditation System

The osteopathic medical profession is well represented throughout the governance of the single GME accreditation system.

The AOA and AACOM are members of the ACGME.

Four DOs serve on the ACGME Board of Directors:

  • Karen J. Nichols, DO (representing the AOA)
  • David A. Forstein, DO (representing the AOA)
  • Gary Slick, DO (representing AACOM)
  • Clinton Adams, DO (representing AACOM)

The Osteopathic Principles Committee is responsible for developing and overseeing standards for residency programs with osteopathic recognition. Its members are as follows:

  • Juan Acosta, DO
  • Natasha Bray, DO, Vice Chair
  • Robert Cain, DO, Chair
  • Jane Carreiro, DO
  • Millicent Channell, DO
  • John Dougherty, DO
  • Robert Hasty, DO
  • Kenneth Heiles, DO
  • Bridget E. McIlwee, DO, Resident Member
  • Anthony Ottaviani, DO
  • George Pasquarello, DO
  • Michael Rowane, DO
  • Barry Smith, MD
  • Karen Snider, DO
  • Jim Swartwout, Ex-Officio
  • Penelope Tippy, MD

DOs have also been appointed to each ACGME Residency Review Committee (RC) in specialties where there are osteopathic programs (updated January 2016):

​Name ​RRC ​State
​David Simons, DO ​Anesthesiology ​Pennsylvania
​Stephen Purcell, DO, FAOCD ​Dermatology ​Pennsylvania
​George Erbacher, DO, FAOCR ​Diagnostic Radiology ​Oklahoma
​Alan Janssen, DO, FACOEP-O, FACEP, FAAEM ​Emergency Medicine ​Michigan
​Kevin Weaver, DO, FACOEP ​Emergency Medicine ​Pennsylvania
​Robert I. Danoff, DO, MS, FACOFP, FAAFP ​Family Medicine ​Pennsylvania
​Harald Lausen, DO, FACOFP, FAODME, FNAOME ​Family Medicine Illinois
​Joseph C. Mazzola, DO, FACOFT ​Family Medicine ​North Carolina
​Frederick Schaller, DO, FACOI, FACP ​Internal Medicine ​Nevada
​Jill Patton, DO, FACP, FACOI ​Internal Medicine ​Illinois
​Samuel Snyder, DO ​Internal Medicine ​Florida
​Gregory H. Smith, DO, FACOS ​Neurological Surgery ​Texas
​Jayne Ward, DO, FACN ​Neurology ​Michigan
​David M. Jaspan, DO FACOOG ​Obstetrics and Gynecology ​Pennsylvania
​Craig Glines, DO ​Obstetrics and Gynecology ​Michigan
​Craig N. Czyz, DO ​Ophthalmology ​Ohio
​Richard F. Howard, DO ​Orthopaedic Surgery ​Missouri
​Wayne K. Robbins, DO, FAOCO ​Otolaryngology ​Michigan
​Carl R. Backes, DO, FACOP ​Pediatrics ​Ohio
​Lawrence L. Prokop, DO ​Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ​Michigan
​Benjamin Lam, DO, FACOS ​Plastic Surgery ​Pennsylvania
​Jed Magen, DO, MS ​Psychiatry ​Michigan
​Ronald Paolini, DO, FACN, DFAPA ​Psychiatry ​Georgia
​Joseph J. Stella, DO, MBA, FACOS ​Surgery ​Pennsylvania
​Laurence H. Belkoff, DO Urology ​Pennsylvania
​John R. Leuenberger, DO ​Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine ​Maine
​Natalie Nevins, DO ​Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine ​California
​Eric Hunter Sharp, DO ​Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine ​Maine
​William Thomas Crow ​Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine ​Texas
​Guy DeFeo, DO Osteopathic ​Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine ​Maine
​Lisa DeStefano, DO Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine ​Michigan
​Richard LaBaere, DO, MPH ​Institutional Review – AOA  ​Missouri
​Howard Shulman, DO, FACP, FACOI ​Transitional Year - AOA ​Arizona
​Lorenzo L. Pence, DO, FACOFP ​Transitional Year - AOA ​West Virginia
​Cecile T. Robes, DO ​Transitional Year - AOA ​North Carolina
​Jo Ann Mitchell, DO ​Transitional Year - AOA ​Michigan

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