Has been on AAO Board of Trustees since 2009
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (June 12, 2015) — Laura E. Griffin, D.O., FAAO, associate professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP) and chair of the department of OPP at the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM), was chosen to be the president-elect of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) during the academy’s annual convocation in Louisville.
After spending a year as president-elect, Griffin will become the 2016-2017 president of the AAO, the nation’s largest medical society devoted to fostering osteopathic manipulative medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine (OMM-NMM).
A 1996 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) in Biddeford, Maine, Griffin was the first physician to complete UNECOM’s integrated residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and family practice (NMM-FP). She is board certified in both specialties.
From 2001 to 2008, Griffin co-directed the NMM-FP residency at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. She currently co-directs the NMM-FP residency at the Pikeville Medical Center. She also serves as the faculty advisor to KYCOM’s chapter of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy.
Griffin has served on the AAO Board of Trustees since 2009, and is a member of the AAO’s Postdoctoral Standards and Evaluation Committee which helps establish standards and reviews on-site inspections for the nation’s OMM-NMM residencies.
Griffin is a member of the governing board of the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, the nation’s only certifying board for physicians who specialize in OMM-NMM. She is one of nearly 80 osteopathic physicians who are AAO fellows.