Athina Giovanis, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of OMM

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  • Office: 60 Prospect Avenue, 2nd Floor
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown
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Courses Taught:

Osteopathic Medicine


Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine   08/2003 – 07/2007              

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine   

Biddeford, ME 

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, with High Distinction

Minor, Spanish Language and Literature

08/1995 – 07/1999    

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI

Board Certifications:

American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor – NMM/OMM Department

Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Middletown, NY

01/2017 – present              

Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Family Medicine

Brown University

Providence, RI

02/2016 to 01/2017

Hospital Appointments

Physician - Credentialed at Kent County Hospital, Warwick RI

Professional Affiliations

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.

Preventive Medicine.

Palliative Care.

Selected Publications

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.

Invited Presentations

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.

Anything else?

Dr. Giovanis continues to maintain a clinical practice in Providence, RI.