Walter Ehrenfeuchter, DO, FAAO
Professor and Director of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Department of Bio-Medical Sciences
A 1975 graduate of Drexel University, Dr. Ehrenfeuchter (affectionately called “Dr
E”) attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning his D.O. degree
in 1979. He then served as the first resident in the history of the profession in
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.
Dr. E completed the requirements for Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy
(FAAO) in 1990 and was Board Certified in that same year. The FAAO is one of the few
earned fellowships in medicine.
Ehrenfeuchter taught for 25 years in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
at the Philadelphia Campus of PCOM before moving to Georgia in 2005. He is currently
Professor and Director of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the Georgia Campus
Dr. E serves as the principle author of five chapters in Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, a widely used osteopathic medical textbook. He currently serves on a number of national
committees for the American Academy of Osteopathy, the National Board of Osteopathic
Medical Examiners, the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
and the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles, as well as the Deutsch-Americanishe
Akademie fuer Osteopathie (German-American Academy of Osteopathy).
Despite all the academic positions that he has held, Dr. E thinks of himself primarily
as a clinician, actively involved in patient care, who just happens to teach.