The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) and the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR) are proud to recognize Heather N. Ivy, DO, MPT, as the 2018 AOF/AOCR Outstanding Resident of the Year in Radiology.
Dr. Ivy received her DO degree from the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016 and prior to that earned a Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center. She is currently completing a residency in diagnostic radiology at the Oklahoma State University Medical Center.
Dr. Ivy’s leadership experience includes terms as the resident representative on the AOA Board of Trustees and Bureau of Membership as well as the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association’s (OOA) Executive Committee. “I have a strong desire to see osteopathic medicine flourish for centuries to come. Giving my time is a privilege and, I feel, my responsibility since the DOs before me paved the way for me to call this my career,” she says.
She also finds time for volunteer projects, including medical mission trips through DOCARE, mentoring medical students and performing sports physicals for local high school students. In her words, “as long as I am able, I will continue pushing myself to be the best physician of my ability. My patients and osteopathic family deserve it.”
Jeremy Fullingim, DO, Program Director of Dr. Ivy’s residency, says “I truly believe this award was made for a resident like Heather…I have never encountered a resident so dedicated to improving the community around her.”