Joan Grzybowski Installed as POMA PresidentJuly 17, 2018
Joan M. Grzybowski, DO ’87, assistant professor, family medicine, was recently installed as 107th president of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical
Association (POMA), the statewide organization for physicians holding the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree.
Dr. Grzybowski is board-certified in family medicine and sees patients at Family Medicine at PCOM, located on City Ave. As chair of the POMA Executive Committee and the POMA Foundation
Board of Directors, she serves as a delegate to the POMA, the American Osteopathic
Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP).
Dr. Grzybowski is also a director on the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians,
a fellow of the ACOFP, and a past president of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family
Physicians Society (POFPS). She received the POFPS’ Frederick J. Solomon, D.O., Award
of Merit in 1994 in recognition of her contribution to osteopathic education in Pennsylvania;
the POFPS’ Raymond J. Saloom, D.O., Memorial Award in 2008 in recognition of her untiring
efforts to promote and preserve the integrity of the osteopathic profession; and the
Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s Diversity Award in 2016 for her help and insight
into underserved populations.
A graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, she completed an internship
and family practice residency at PCOM.
Dr. Grzybowski was installed as president during POMA’s 110th Annual Clinical Assembly,
held May 2-5, 2018, at the Radisson Valley Forge and Valley Forge Event Center in
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. The assembly attracted over 1,400 physicians, residents,
interns and medical students, plus family members.
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