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Dr. David Forstein Appointed Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

September 13, 2017
New Dean, A Leader in Osteopathic Medical Education, Takes the Helm

New York, New York— David Forstein, DO, FACOOG, was appointed as the third dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), Alan Kadish, MD, president of the Touro College and University System announced today.

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Awards Top Honor to Payal Aggarwal for Service, Leadership, Research and Dedication

July 11, 2017
“Student DO of the Year” to Pursue Dream of Pediatric Oncology

New York, N.Y. – When Payal Aggarwal, DO, was just six years old she visited her grandfather in India in the hospital. He had cancer and she told him the experience of their visits made her want to become a doctor when she grew up. “He said nothing would make him happier,” Aggarwal recalled in a recent interview. 

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, National Expert on Health Policy and Pioneer in Medicine, Delivers Keynote at Seventh Commencement of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

June 20, 2017
“Be Good, Be Wise, Be Proud, and Be Visionary”

New York, N.Y.Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) conferred diplomas upon 131 candidates for the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree last week at festive ceremonies held at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem. The packed event included numerous awards and accolades, entertainment from three top-flight tenors, and the commissioning of six military students by Retired Major General, United States Army, Philip Volpe, DO.

Touro Medical Student Wins Award for Research at Homeless Shelter

March 06, 2017
Residents Learn About Diet, Exercise, and How to “Make a Healthy Food Plate” -- and then Move On

New York, N.Y. –  A fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) has won first place in a poster competition for her research on the effects of teaching about healthy diet and nutrition at a Queens homeless shelter. The award was presented at the recent 61st Midwinter Conference of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association in Dallas.

Harlem Community Board Awards Grants to Minority Med Students

December 21, 2016
New Fund for Underrepresented Students at Touro Provides First Scholarships to Carry Out School’s Mission of Serving Underserved in Harlem and Elsewhere

New York, N.Y. – Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), in conjunction with the TouroCOM-Harlem Community Advisory Board (CAB), has awarded the first round of grants from its newly-established Fund for Underrepresented Minority Students. The Fund was created to provide scholarships to needy, deserving medical students who will work to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of Harlem and other medically underserved areas upon completion of medical school.

Health Professions Diversity Award Recognizes Inclusion Commitment

October 07, 2016
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is increasing underrepresented minorities in medicine, training physicians to practice in underserved communities.

New York, N.Y.Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine Harlem (TouroCOM) has received the 2016 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

Dr. Martin Levine Appointed Interim Clinical Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem

September 30, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Martin S. Levine, DO, MPH, FACOFP has been named Interim Clinical Dean at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in Harlem, the College announced today. Dr. Levine has served as Associate Dean for Educational Development and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at TouroCOM since its inception. Additionally, he is a lecturer in the first and second year curriculum in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and teaches in the OMM lab. He is the third year OMM course director.

Three TouroCOM Doctors Honored with Laureate Awards

July 29, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Three professors from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) have received Laureate Awards from the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Inc. (NYACP).

Christine Choi Chosen for Prestigious Welch Scholars Grant

July 12, 2016

New York, N.Y. – Christine Choi, D.O. candidate at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been selected to receive a 2016 Welch Scholars Grant from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). One second-year student from each of the AOA’s member schools is eligible to receive the prestigious grant, which is awarded based on outstanding academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, strong commitment to osteopathic medicine and financial need.

Touro Medical Grads Receive New York State Service Award

June 14, 2016
Jemima Akinsanya and Jean Shiraki's Commitment to Community is Recognized.

New York, N.Y. – Jemima Akinsanya and Jean Shiraki, two recent graduates of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Class of 2016, received the Community Service Award of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) at commencement ceremonies held recently at The Apollo Theater in Harlem.