ATSU-KCOM alumna Dr. Ariana Peters provides 2022 Tinning Founder’s Day Osteopathy LecturePosted: October 13, 2022
A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) alumna Ariana Peters, DO, FACOI, FHM, CMPC, ’03, provided the 2022 Tinning Founder’s Day Osteopathy Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in Kirksville, Missouri.
Dr. Peters’ lecture, “The Parallels of Care Management to the Tenets of Osteopathic Medicine,” can be viewed here:
Dr. Peters graduated from ATSU-KCOM in 2003 and completed her residency in internal medicine at Beaumont Hospital-Farmington Hills in 2007. She worked as a hospitalist at Honor Health in Scottsdale, Arizona, and joined Mayo Clinic Arizona as a member of the Division of Hospital Internal Medicine in late 2011.
In 2015, Dr. Peters became a physician advisor, a position which balances advocacy and support for patients, families, practitioners, professional staff, and the organization they serve, reviewing cases for medical necessity, quality, and desired outcomes, and addressing and escalating challenging, high conflict or outlier case circumstances, and serving as mentors for clinical documentation.
Dr. Peters became care management medical director and lead physician advisor in Mayo Clinic Arizona in Nov. 2019, and the lead physician for clinical documentation integrity in early 2020. In 2022, Dr. Peters began pursuing a master of business administration degree in executive healthcare administration.
In 2009, the late Dr. Tinning and his late wife, Janet, created an endowment at ATSU-KCOM to provide the annual lecture on osteopathy during Founder’s Day. Dr. and Mrs. Tinning established the Fred C. Tinning, PhD, DOEd (hon.) ’14, President Emeritus, Founder’s Day Osteopathy Lecture Endowment because of their strong belief in perpetuating the importance of osteopathic principles and practices.
The purpose of the Tinning Osteopathy Lecture Endowment is to provide a perpetual source of income that will sponsor a lecture by a nationally recognized expert on neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine. The lecture is presented to ATSU-KCOM students, faculty, staff, and alumni as part of Founder’s Day activities.
The osteopathy lecture – formerly known as the Scott Memorial Lecture, which was sponsored and funded by the American Academy of Osteopathy and delivered at ATSU-KCOM – will continue to be funded by the Tinning Endowment.
Dr. Tinning was the eighth president of ATSU-KCOM, serving in that capacity from 1984-96. Because of his exceptional service to the University, ATSU’s Board of Trustees named the Tinning Education Center building on the Kirksville, Missouri, campus in his honor, and in 2014, awarded him the doctor of osteopathic education honorary degree.
Dr. and Mrs. Tinning resided in Lansing, Michigan.