DAVID B. FULLER, DO, FAAO
Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Philadelphia
Associate Professor
OMM Department Practice Management Adviser
PCOM Second Year Course Director, Osteopathic Principles and Practice


David B. Fuller, DO, FAAO

Contact

Office: 215-871-6425

Dr. Fuller is an enthusiastic advocate of both osteopathic education and osteopathic patient care. He has been in practice since 1995, practicing in private practice in Illinois, Alabama, and Pennsylvania, teaching osteopathic medical students and residents the entire time. He became an Associate Professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in 2011 and joined the Department full-time in 2012, where he continues to care for patients and teach.

Dr. Fuller is also active in administrative roles at PCOM, serving as the Course Director for the Osteopathic Principles and Practice II course as well as the OMM Department Practice Management Advisor.

Primary Specialty

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Fellowship

Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy

Board Certifications

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Integrative Holistic Medicine

Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

  • Education

    Residency: Family Medicine, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1993–1995

    Internship: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1992–1993

    Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.), Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1992

    Pre-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1989-1992

    Bachelor of Science, Biology Major, cum laude, Virginia Tech, 1987

    Associate in the Arts, with distinction, Academy of the New Church College, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, 1985

  • Courses

    Osteopathic Principles and Practice I-VI
    Osteopathic Post-Graduate Training Instiutional (OPTI) OPP course for interns and residents
    OMM workshops at the annual Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Society Annual Clinical Assemblies
    OMM CME courses at PCOM

  • Awards

    North Baldwin Healthcare Authority Board of Trustees, 2006-2011. A board appointed by the Baldwin County Commission to manage and distribute ad valorum tax receipts for medically related uses in North Baldwin County, Alabama.

    North Baldwin Infirmary Hospital Advisory Board of Trustees, Bay Minette, AL. 2002-2011.

    Chief of Staff, North Baldwin Infirmary Hospital (for the second time), 2007.

    Chairman, Board of Censors, Baldwin County Medical Society of Alabama, 2001.

    President, Baldwin County Medical Society of Alabama, 2000.

    Chief of Staff, North Baldwin Infirmary Hospital, 2000.
    President’s Citation, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Association, 1996

    Family Medicine Chief Resident at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center, Olympia Fields, Illinois, 1994-1995

    Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges, CCOM, 1991

    National Student Osteopathic Medical Association Service Award, 1989

    Biochemistry Award, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1988

    Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Department of Biology, Virginia Tech, 1987

    Sons of the Academy Award for Academic Excellence, Academy of the New Church College, 1985

  • Publications

    Fuller, David B., “The Triune Nature of Humanity: Body, Mind, and Spirit”, chapter 2 and “The Patient with Otitis Media” chapter 14; Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine, 2nd ed, written under the auspices of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Edit., K Nelson. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015; 6-10, 226-233.

    Fuller, David B., Osteopathy and Swedenborg: The Influence of Emanuel Swedenborg on the Genesis and Development of Osteopathy, Specifically on Andrew Taylor Still and William Garner Sutherland. Bryn Athyn, PA: Swedenborg Scientific Association, 2012. 607 pp

    (Translated into German as Osteopathie und Swedenborg. Jolandos; Auflage: Deutsche Erstausgabe. 2013. 505 pp.)

    Fuller, David B., "Review of Swedenborg’s Paradigm of the Brain." The New Philosophy, 2011; Jul-Dec: 129-147.

    Fuller, David B., "Robert C. Fulford, D.O." The New Philosophy, 2011; Jul-Dec: 159-173.

    Fuller, David B., "Emanuel Swedenborg’s Influence on William G. Sutherland’s Cranial Concept." Letter to the Editor. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine 2010; 13: 38. (Translated in French and available at www.osteopathie-france.net/essai/therapeutique/suth-swed/1062-lettre).

    Fuller, David B., Swedenborg’s Brain and Sutherland’s Cranial Concept. The New Philosophy, 2008; Oct-Dec: 619-650. (Translated in French and available at www.osteopathie-france.net/essai/therapeutique/suth-swed/963-fuller-01).

    Fuller, David B., A Comparison of Swedenborg’s and Sutherland’s Description of Brain, Dural Membrane and Cranial Bone Motion. American Academy of Osteopathy Journal, 2008; 18 (2): 20-29.

    Fuller, David B., “The Patient with Otitis Media” chapter 14; Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine, written under the auspices of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Edit., K Nelson. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2007; 197-207.

    Fuller, David B., Osteopathic Management Case Study: Somatic Dysfunction Causing Adolescent Chest Pain - Counterstrain Treatment. Osteopathic Family Physician News. 2005; 5 (4):8-9.

    Fuller, David B., Osteopathic Medical Component Missed in Treating Anterior Hip Pain. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 1997; 97:514

  • Memberships

    American Academy of Osteopathy

    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

    American Osteopathic Association

    Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society

    Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association

    The Osteopathic Cranial Academy

  • Other

    Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy

    Dr. Fuller became a Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) in 2007. Earning the FAAO involves a rigorous process of peer review of written patient cases and an original thesis that makes a unique contribution to the osteopathic profession.

    Since 2010, Dr. Fuller has been serving on the committee that awards the FAAO. This is the committee that evaluates and assists candidates on their pathway to earning this Fellowship. He has been Vice Chair of the Committee since, 2014.

    National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)

    Dr. Fuller has been writing test items and serving on committees with the NBOME since 2001. He most recently served on the Osteopathic Principles and Practice Item Review Committee from 2007-2015.

    Peer Reviewer for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA)

    Dr. Fuller has been a Peer Reviewer with the JAOA since 2015.