April 5, 2012 - Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) played host this week to Dr. Martin S. Levine, president of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

Levine, the 2011-2012 AOA president, is visiting osteopathic medical schools across the country during his tenure. While at LMU-DCOM, Levine toured the facility, met with faculty and staff, and spoke to first- and second-year osteopathic medical students about the AOA and the osteopathic profession. During his remarks Levine encouraged the students to “think osteopathically” and to routinely incorporate osteopathic manipulative medicine into treatment of patients.

Levine is an osteopathic family physician in Bayonne and Jersey City, N.J. He also serves as associate dean for education development at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. Levine also serves as discipline chief of family medicine and associate professor of clinical family medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's New Jersey Clinical Campus based at Seton Hall University School of Health and Medical Sciences. He is one of more than 20 osteopathic physicians in his family. His father, Dr. Howard M. Levine, served as president of the AOA from 1997-1998.

Levine will be succeeded as AOA president by Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of LMU-DCOM Dr. Ray E. Stowers. Stowers is currently the president-elect of the AOA and will be inaugurated as the 2012-2013 AOA President during the AOA’s annual House of Delegates meeting in July 2012.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, email, or visit us online at

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Caption: Dr. Martin S. Levine (R), 2011-2012 president of the AOA, looks on while Dr. Ray E. Stowers (L), vice president of health sciences and dean of LMU-DCOM, introduces him prior to Levine’s remarks to LMU-DCOM students. Stowers will serve as AOA president for 2012-2013.

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