Laura E. Griffin, D.O., F.A.A.O, Elected to the Office of Trustee of the American Academy of Osteopathy
Indianapolis, IN - May 23, 2012 - Laura E. Griffin, DO, FAAO, of Pikeville, KY, was re-elected to the office of Trustee at the annual business meeting of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) during the AAO Convocation in Louisville, KY, March 22. She will serve a three-year term. Dr. Griffin graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996 and is board-certified in Family Practice (FP) and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM). She is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Osteopathic Principles and Practices Department at the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM). She is also the Student American Academy of Osteopathy Chapter Advisor and Director of the Integrated FP/NMM Residency Program at UP-KYCOM. Dr. Griffin serves on the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, and as a member of the AAO's Postdoctoral Standards & Evaluation Committee and the C-NMM/OMM Committee.
Indianapolis, IN - May 18, 2012 - The Board of Governors of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) announced that Randy G. Litman, DO, of Pikeville, KY, achieved the designation of Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO). Dr. Litman is one of 84 osteopathic physicians nationwide who currently hold this earned degree. AAO President Jane E. Carreiro, DO, conferred the honor upon him at the President's Banquet during the annual AAO Convocation in Louisville, KY, March 24. Dr. Litman is a 1988 graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a rotating internship at Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center, in Allentown, PA, where he was recognized for excellence in women's health. He continued his postdoctoral studies at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, PA, where he was named chief internal medicine resident. Dr. Litman is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Prior to accepting his current position of Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences at University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM), Dr. Litman served as Associate Professor and Chair in the Osteopathic Principles and Practices Department at UP-KYCOM. Before entering into academia full time in 2004, Dr. Litman was in private practice near Philadelphia, PA, and served part time on the faculties of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, LaSalle University School of Nursing and Villanova University School of Nursing. Dr. Litman completed the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Health Policy Fellowship, designed for individuals who are preparing for leadership roles in the osteopathic profession and positions of influence in health policy, in 2010, and received the Fellows Award from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians during the same year. He was inducted into the AOA Mentor Hall of Fame in 2007, and is the two-time recipient of the Clinical Faculty of the Year Award and the Student Advocates Association Physician Faculty Award at UP-KYCOM.