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The department of osteopathic manipulative medicine

 

faculty*

Eric J. Snider, DO, C-NMM/OMM, Associate Professor and Chair
Jay B. Danto, DO, C-FP, C-NMM/OMM, Associate Professor
Kelly D. Halma, DO, C-NMM/OMM, C-FP, Associate Professor
Robert P. Schneider, DO, FAAFP, Assistant Professor
Billy W. Strait, DO, C-NMM/OMM, Associate Professor
David O. Todd, DO, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Maria Coffman, DO, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Brian F. Degenhardt, DO, C-NMM/OMM
, Adjunct Associate Professor
Jerry L. Haman, DO, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Andrew Lovy, DO, Adjunct Professor

Brian A. Peternell, DO, Adjunct Instructor
M. Jan Pryor, DO, Adjunct Instructor
Timothy Sheneman, DO
, Adjunct Instructor
Shana A. Shosky, DO, Adjunct Instructor
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*Each person's name is linked to biographical data and publications. Activity for all ATSU/KCOM faculty by year (publications, presentations, funding and honors) can be accessed at Scholarly Activity

Pre-doctoral fellows

Scott Biggerstaff
Brittany Breitzeke
Kathleen Naylor
Emily Ryan-Michailidis

OMM Residents

Brent Dixon, D.O., NMM Plus One Resident
Ken Baxa, D.O., IM/OMM Resident
Greg Cox, D.O., OMM Resident
Remi Lai, D.O., FM/OMM Resident
Kendra Martin, D.O., FM/OMM Resident
Brian Peternell, D.O., OMM Resident
M. Jan Pryor, D.O., OMM Resident
Tim Sheneman, D.O., IM/OMM Resident
Shana Shosky, D.O., OMM Resident
David Spencer, D.O., IM/OMM Resident
Brianne Wehner, D.O., FM/OMM Resident

courses directed by department Faculty*

DO Program Courses (Course Directors):
Osteopathic Theory and Methods:
Semester 1:  Dr. Eric Snider
Semester 2:  Dr. Strait
Semester 3:  Dr. Kelly Halma
Semester 4:  Dr. Jay Danto
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*Each course is described in the ATSU-KCOM College Catalog.

Teaching Assignments, clinical focI and On-going Research Projects:

Dr. K. Snider lectures in Osteopathic Theory and Methods. Her clinical focus is OMM. Her research interests involve the following topics:

  • A wide range of topics associated with Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Dr. Danto lectures in Osteopathic Theory and Methods. His clinical focus is OMM. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Depression

Dr. Degenhardt's clinical focus is OMM. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Middle ear infections
  • Infant feeding disorders
  • Neuromuscular reflexes
  • Health and fitness (e.g., the Still-Well Program)

Dr. Dickey's clinical focus is OMM.

Dr. Halma lectures in Osteopathic Theory and Methods, and The Complete DOctor (Family Med.). His clinical focus is OMM. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Osteopathic manipulation

Dr. Lehnardt lectures in Osteopathic Theory and Methods. His clinical focus is OMM. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Correlation of osteopathic physical findings and visceral disease

Dr. Lovy's clinical focus is OMM.

Dr. Rickelman's clinical focus is OMM.

Dr. Schneider lectures in Osteopathic Theory and Methods. His clinical focus is OMM. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Correlation of somatic dysfunction and gastrointestinal endoscopic pathology
Dr. Strait lectures in Osteopathic Theory and Methods. His clinical focus is OMM.

His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Osteopathic manipulation for carpal tunnel syndrome
Dr. Todd lectures in Osteopathic Theory and Methods. His clinical focus is OMM.