Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine



Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Our department trains medical students, interns, residents and physicians in osteopathic principles and practice including the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT), an approach in which osteopathic physicians use their hands to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. 

Who We Are

OMM students practicing
OMM students practicing on table

The PCOM Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) faculty share many years of working together to teach both future and practicing osteopathic physicians.

Our physician staff consists of 10 attending physicians. Our OMM clinical teaching faculty also includes NMM/OMM resident physicians and student Clinical Scholars (formerly known as OMM Fellows) who assist in teaching all the courses of Osteopathic Principles and Practice.

The PCOM OMM faculty carry on the one of the longest-lived traditions of continuous OMM diagnosis, treatment, and curriculum development within the osteopathic profession, since the founding of our institution in 1899.


About Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

OMM is focused on treating illness within the context of the whole body.


Philadelphia OMM Practice

Our staff and physicians are caring people committed to helping people improve their health through OMM.


Osteopathic Medicine Program - Philadelphia

Our goal is to prepare students for excellence in the practice of medicine.


Contact Us

Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Philadelphia
Rowland Hall, Suite 320
4190 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215-871-6425 | Fax: 215-871-6490

Department Faculty

donald allison, do

Associate Professor
PCOM First Year Course Director, Osteopathic Principles and Practice

david b. fuller, do, faao

OMM Department Practice Management Adviser
PCOM Second Year Course Director, Osteopathic Principles and Practice

michelle hobson, do

Clinical Assistant Professor

andrew levin, do

Assistant Professor

jennifer lorine, do

Clinical Instructor

evan nicholas, do

Associate Professor

alexander s. nicholas, do, faao, dist.

Professor and Chair

lauren noto-bell, do

Associate Professor
Residency Program Director, Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

meghna m. shah, do, mph

Assistant Professor

abraham zellis, do

Clinical Professor