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About Alexander S. Nicholas

Dr. Nicholas has served as Professor, Chair and Residency Program Director of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at PCOM since 1987. Dr. Nicholas received his B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1971 and his D.O. from PCOM in 1975. He joined the College faculty as an Instructor in 1976 after completing his internship at PCOM. Dr. Nicholas has operated an OMM practice on-campus since 1977. He was the chairperson for the Curriculum committee here at PCOM from 1997-2003. He was elected to the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) in 1982 and became a fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) in 1985. He was Chairman of the committee on fellowship of the AAO from 2002-04. He has been a member of the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles since 1978. Additionally, he served on the American Osteopathic Association's Steering Committee on the National Institute for Osteopathic Education Development in 1982. Dr. Nicholas currently serves as co-chairman of POMA's Committee on Osteopathic Principles, Practice, and Policy.


Present Professor and Chair, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

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Honors and Awards

  • Linback Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1996
  • Eimberbrink Award for Proficiency in Osteopathic Techniques, 1975

Contact Information

P: 215-871-6425


Scholarly Articles (12)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (1)