The American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) proudly welcomes Thomas A. Quinn, DO, FAOCOPM, to its Board of Directors, to serve a three-year term that commences on January 1, 2024.
Dr. Quinn, a 1966 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), brings with him a wealth of experience and a profound commitment to advancing the field of Osteopathic medicine.
A distinguished professional, Dr. Quinn is board-certified in Family Practice and Occupational Medicine. His career began as one of the first Osteopathic physicians commissioned as a medical officer in the US Navy. Afterward, Dr. Quinn embarked on a twenty-two-year private family practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, concurrently serving in the Navy Reserve and Pennsylvania Army National Guard before transitioning to the field of occupational medicine, contributing significantly as the national medical director for Humana Workers Compensation Services and medical director for the Florida League of Cities.
As a professor at LECOM-Bradenton since its inception in 2004, Dr. Quinn goes above and beyond to instill the values of Osteopathic medicine in his students. In further support of Osteopathic education, Dr. Quinn and his wife Sissy established a scholarship at the American Osteopathic Foundation for students enthusiastic about and proficient in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT).
Dr. Quinn's contributions extend beyond clinical practice and education. His groundbreaking book, "THE FEMININE TOUCH: Women in Osteopathic Medicine," is in its second printing. A PBS Documentary based on this book profiles significant female Osteopathic Physicians from historical periods and specific sectors within Osteopathic medicine. Additionally, Dr. Quinn has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, focusing on the history of Osteopathic medicine. His dedication to raising awareness about Osteopathic history earned him recognition, with the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine naming a reading room in his honor in 2009.
“The American Osteopathic Foundation is honored to have Dr. Thomas A. Quinn join its Board of Directors,” said Rita Forden, CEO of the AOF. “He is a champion for the profession, and we are confident that his wealth of experience, commitment to excellence, and passion for advancing Osteopathic medicine will significantly contribute to the Foundation's mission.”