GA-PCOM Graduate Returns as Assistant Professor

October 4, 2017

Kristie Petree is an assistant professor at Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.Kristie Petree, DO '13, teaches Osteopathic Principles and Practice and also practices at the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center.

Kristie Petree, DO ‘13, has come home, so to speak. A 2013 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) graduate, she recently returned to Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) as an assistant professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine.

In this position, Dr. Petree interacts with first- and second-year DO students teaching Osteopathic Principles and Practice and joins the practice of the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic that extends the outreach of the campus to those in need of osteopathic manipulative treatment.

While a student at GA-PCOM, Dr. Petree was chosen to be one of the inaugural Osteopathic Undergraduate Teaching Scholars. Scholars assist first- and second-year students in mastering the art and science of osteopathic manipulative medicine and have academic, clinical and research responsibilities beyond those of other students.

Kristie PetreeBefore becoming a faculty member at GA-PCOM, Dr. Petree taught for a year at The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in Buies Creek, North Carolina, where she was an assistant professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine. She said Director of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Dr. Walter Ehrenfeuchter invited her back to GA-PCOM where she’s now “living the dream.”

Dr. Petree completed an osteopathic internship at E.W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, in 2014, before completing a residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She served as chief resident and was named the 2016 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy.

Dr. Petree was raised in Florida and earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She has published articles in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Osteopathy Journal, and the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.

Welcome home, Dr. Petree!

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PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit branch campus of the fully accredited Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a multi-program institution of educational excellence founded in 1899. PCOM Georgia offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, the doctor of pharmacy degree, the doctor of physical therapy degree, as well as graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies. The campus, located in Suwanee, Georgia, is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit or call 678-225-7500.


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