Office of the President
Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81
An alumnus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81, has
served as the institution's eighth president and chief executive officer since July
During Dr. Feldstein's tenure, major institutional strategic initiatives set forth
in PCOM 2020: A Strategic Vision have been achieved. These outcomes are highlighted below and in the PCOM 2020: Report on Our Accomplishments. Work on PCOM 2025 is presently underway.
Commitment to Racial and Cultural Diversity
Growth in Research
- PCOM was awarded a $5.5 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effectiveness
of psychosocial treatments for patients receiving treatment for opioid use disorder.
- In 2019, the College received nearly $1 million in research awards for more than 14
- 54 research projects were funded, and more than 200 students were mentored by, the
Division of Research in the 2019 fiscal year.
- The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association’s special Engage issue in September
2019 featured research of PCOM faculty, staff and students.
Success and Increased Philanthropic Support for the College
- The College saw the number of donor endowed funds increase in 2019, totaling more
than $3 million in commitments.
- There was 100 percent giving by trustees and executive leadership.
- PCOM welcomed more 900 guests to its second-annual community Wellness Fest, title sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. This year's event raised nearly $230,000
for PCOM's Healthcare Centers.
In 2016, PCOM launched a unique venture focused on investing in healthcare-related products and services focused on primary
care—the PCOM Primary Care Innovation Fund. Structured as a traditional venture capital fund to ultimately help grow the endowment
of PCOM, the $5 million fund is focused on making investments in the range of $250,000
Extending the College’s Physical Footprint
Academic Program Expansion/Achievements
Brand Awareness and Loyalty
In November 2015, PCOM began work to create and launch an integrated marketing and communications branding initiative to increase the College’s overall awareness and enrollment. Produced by the Office
of Marketing and Communications in conjunction with 160over90 and Seer Interactive,
the campaign (2016-2017) resulted in:
- 333 percent increase in search engine marketing campaign conversions.
- Nearly 40 percent increase in admissions inquiries.
- 2.7 million website unique pageviews.
- More than 16.4 million social media impressions.
In 2019, the College introduced a cohesive identity system designed to grow with any additional locations and to strengthen the overarching
In this monthly podcast series, Dr. Feldstein discusses news, research and other items
of the day with various people from PCOM and PCOM Georgia.