Plus One NMM Residency - Current Faculty

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Katrina Rakowsky, D.O. - Program Director
   Medical School - Michigan State University of  Osteopathic Medicine
   Residency - Family Medicine, South Pointe Hospital
   Board Certification - ACOFP, AOBNMM 

Dr. Rakowsky's practice is general NMM with a predominance of both pediatric and geriatric patients. She is the preceptor in the continuity clinic and for the longitudinal inpatient NMM rotations. In speaking of her mentors, she says, “Drs. William Johnston, Paul Rennie, Fred Mitchell, and Lon Hoover were incredibly patient and helpful when I was a student. Dr. Kenneth Klak mentored me, arranged a continuity clinic during my residency and made me believe I could succeed. Dr. Levente Batizy and the Brentwood Foundation gave me the opportunity to teach OMT. Dr. Karen Sept personally guided my hands when I was learning to treat babies and children. Dr. Melicien Tettambel encouraged me to dream big and make a difference. Dr. Charles Smutny has kindly and energetically served as my sponsor first in the board certification process and now on my path toward becoming an FAAO. I am so grateful to them and so many more for generously sharing their wisdom and time. Now, I am inspired by and learn from my residents every day.” She loves the multicultural aspects of Cleveland, and enjoys going to concerts, especially the Cleveland Symphony. She sings in a local women’s choir, and is very active in the local Ukrainian Scouting organization with her family.

 

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Cheryl Hammes, D.O. - Clinical Faculty
    Medical School - Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency - Family Medicine, South Pointe Hospital
    Board Certification - ACOFP, AOBNMM

Dr. Hammes, who has an integrative medicine and NMM practice, sees children and adults. She is the primary faculty for the longitudinal academic NMM curriculum in collaboration with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine branch on our campus. One of her most beloved mentors is Dr. Anthony Chila. She completed award winning original clinical research during her residency on cranial osteopathic manipulation, and its effects on sinusitis recovery when compared to antibiotics alone. Autism is one of her primary clinical interests.
 

 

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Fredrick Wilson, D.O. - Clinical Faculty
    Medical School - Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency - Riverside Osteopathic Hospital
    Board Certification - ACOFP, AOBNMM

Dr. Wilson's practice focus is on adult spine health and NMM, where he also sees pregnant patients for individual and shared medical appointments. A self-described foodie, he and his wife love to eat out at the fabulous restaurants in the Cleveland area. He also loves to bicycle, and in addition to regularly using the bike trails in the Cleveland Metropark system, he is in the middle of completing a bucket list experience:  bicycling across America! He counts Dr. Fred Mitchell and Dr. Richard Van Buskirk as strong influences on his practice, and he reports the best course he ever took was his first cranial course.

Please contact southpointeommresidency@gmail.com for all inquiries.

 





 

 

         
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