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.
Before 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!
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine which has a storied history as a premier osteopathic medical school. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service to the wider community. The campus 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 pcom.edu or call 678-225-7500.
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