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Faculty

Chairperson

Lisa DeStefano, DO, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan; board certified in Family Medicine and by the American Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. Joined CME faculty in 1997.  Course chair for Principles of Manual Medicine and Integrated Neuromuscular & Myofascial Release and faculty for Muscle Energy Part I. 

Faculty

Noshir Y. Amaria, DO, ATC, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Sports Medicine at CMU College of Medicine / Team Physician for Central Michigan University; board certified in OMM/NMM (Plus-One) and Family Medicine. Joined CME faculty in 2017. Course co-chair for Manual Medicine Related to Sports and Occupational Injuries to the Extremities.

Shannon Berk, MPT, CFMM, Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI.  Joined CME faculty in 2014. Faculty for Cranial Technique Part I and Cranial Technique with Clinical Correlation. Private practice, Baltimore, MD.

Lisa Chase, PT, CFMM, OMPT, Astym Cert., Adjunct Instructor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI. Joined CME faculty in 1999. Faculty for Exercise Prescription as a Complement to Manual Medicine, Muscle Energy Part I & II, Integrated Neuromuscular and Myofascial Release. Co-Chair of Certification in Functional Manual Medicine. Private practice, St. Petersburg, FL.

J. Logan Cooper, DPT, OCS, CFMM, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI.  Board certified in orthopedics. Joined CME faculty in 2013. Faculty for Principles of Manual Medicine, Muscle Energy Part I, Advanced Muscle Energy and Integrated Neuromuscular and Myofascial Release.  Table trainer Direct Action Thrust. Co-Chair of Certification in Functional Manual Medicine. Private practice, Germantown, MD.

Kyle Cook, PT, OCS, Instructor, Loyola Orthopedic Clinical Residency and Spine Fellowship, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; board certified, orthopedics. Joined CME faculty in 2019. Faculty for Principles of Manual Medicine.

Gary DiStefano, DDS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI. Joined CME faculty in 1988. Faculty for Cranial Techniques Part I and II. Private practice, Howell, MI.

Catherine Donahue, DO, Assistant Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan; board certified by the American Board of Neuromusuloskeletal Medicine. Joined CME in 2016. Faculty for Principles of Manual Medicine.

Robert Dowling, DPT, CFMM, Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI. Joined CME faculty in 2001. Faculty for Principles of Manual Medicine and Course co-chair for Manual Medicine Related to Sports & Occupational Injuries to the Extremities. Private practice, Fenton, MI.

Edward Isaacs, MD, FAAN, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI. Associate Professor, Neurology, VCU Medical College of Virginia. Fellow, American Academy of Neurology. Joined CME faculty in 1988. Faculty for Muscle Energy Part I, Advanced Muscle Energy with Clinical Correlations and Direct Action Thrust. Private practice in Richmond, VA.

J’Aimee Lippert, DO, Associate Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI. Board certified in family practice and neuromusculoskeletal medicine. Joined CME faculty in 2003. Faculty for Exercise Prescription as a Complement to Manual Medicine. Table training for Cranial Techniques Part I. 

Justin Scherff, DPT, Physical Therapist and Partner, Core Physical Therapy, Des Moines, IA. Joined CME faculty in 2019. Table Trainer for Craniosacral Techniques: Part I.

Marcy Schlinger, DO, Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI.  Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and electrodiagnosis. Joined CME faculty in 2000. Faculty for Indirect, Functional Approach to Manual Medicine.

Harriet Shaw, DO, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI.  Board certified in osteopathic manipulative medicine. Joined CME faculty in 1989. Course chair for Indirect, Functional Approach to Manual Medicine.

Carl Steele, DO, PT, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI. Joined CME faculty in 1982. Course chair for Muscle Energy Part I, Advanced Muscle Energy with Clinical Correlations and Direct Action Thrust: Mobilization with Impulse. Private Practice in Family Medicine, Port Clinton, Ohio.

John Tegtmeier, DO, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, MI. Joined CME faculty in 2017. Table trainer for Principles of Manual Medicine.

Jennifer Waldrop, MPT, CFMM, Lead Physical Therapist, The Rehabilitation Center, Parham Doctor’s Hospital, Richmond, Virginia. Joined CME faculty in 2017. Faculty for Principles of Manual Medicine and table trainer for Muscle Energy Part I.

Galen Wetzell, DPT, OCS, Physical Therapy Orthopedic Specialists, Inc., Plymouth, MN. Joined CME faculty in 2017. Board certified in orthopedics. Faculty for Exercise Prescription as a Complement to Manual Medicine and Muscle Energy Part I.