Athina Giovanis, DO
Assistant Professor of Neuromusculoskeletal/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Department of OMM
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 08/2003 – 07/2007
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, with High Distinction
Minor, Spanish Language and Literature
08/1995 – 07/1999
University of Rhode Island
American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
Assistant Professor – NMM/OMM Department
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
01/2017 – present
Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Family Medicine
02/2016 to 01/2017
Physician - Credentialed at Kent County Hospital, Warwick RI
American Academy of Osteopathy
American Osteopathic Association
The Cranial Academy
Physicians for Social Responsibility
UNECOM Department of OMM Recognition Award: Graduating student who best exemplified the Principles and Practices of Osteopathic Medicine, 2007
Third Place for Medical Student Original Research: Elder’s Perspectives of Continuity of Health Care: A Pilot Study; OPTI Northeast Osteopathic Medical Education Network, 5th Annual Research Forum, 2006
UNE Dean’s Research Fellowship, 2004-2005
URI President's Excellence Award in Microbiology, 1999
URI Centennial Scholarship, full tuition academic scholarship, 1995 - 1999
Areas of Research/Interest
Osteopathic Clinical Research.
Giovanis A & Wheeler C. Osteopathic Medicine for the Treatment of Pain in the Rehabilitation Patient, In: Comprehensive Pain Management in the Rehabilitation Patient, Carayannopoulos A, Springer Press, 567-573, 2017.
Gugliucci M & Giovanis A. Osteopathic Medicine and the Silver Tsunami: Preparing Tomorrow's First Responders for the Elder Boom. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Medical Education section; Sept 2009:109, pp. 481-484.
Gugliucci, M & Giovanis, A, (2007) Geriatric Curricular Guidelines for Undergraduate Medical Education in Osteopathic Medical Schools, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education AGHExChange Newsletter, 31:1, Washington, DC.
Marra A, Lamb L, Giovanis A, Medina I. Poster: Nasopharyngeal Colonization by Streptococcus Pneumoniae or Haemophilus Influenzae in Mongolian Gerbils Can be Established by Either Intranasal or Intrabullar Inoculation, presented at the American Society for Microbiology on September 2003.
Guest lecturer for Brown University’s Integrative Medicine Program, 10/2014, 09/2015.
Guest lecturer for Integrative Medicine Program at Memorial Hospital, Providence 06/2014.
Dr. Giovanis continues to maintain a clinical practice in Providence, RI.