As a formally American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited program, we have made a smooth transition to an ACGME approved Osteopathic Track. Our track is seamlessly integrated into the remainder of our fellowship.
We currently have four DO sports medicine faculty on staff who facilitate the teaching of osteopathic practices and principles (OPP) in all settings. Mary Solomon, DO, serves as our track director. Zenos Vangelos, DO, serves as the west side site director. Louis Leone, DO, serves as the east side site director. Chris Tangen, DO, serves as the head team physician for Kent State University and he oversees care within the college setting.
Our Osteopathic Track fellows have more primary care sports medicine clinic time with DO sports physicians. The clinics emphasize OPP in the care of all athletes. We also try to place fellows within a primary care clinic with a DO physician whenever possible.
Our fellows participate in quarterly didactics aimed at bedside teaching of osteopathic manipulation. Fellows on the Osteopathic Track also attend a three-day-long seminar sponsored by the Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine, held in downtown Cleveland.
Scholarly work is focused on OPP. Each fellow will focus on OPP topics for journal club, provide at least one academic talk with OPP incorporated, and submit a sports medicine case with OPP for the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) Annual Meeting.