Susan Milani, DO

Chair, Department of OMM Associate Professor; Course Director of OMMTouro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem

Dr. Milani is the Chair and Second Year Course Director for the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. She is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM). She completed her residency in NMM/OMM at St. Barnabas Hospital after graduating from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. In 2008, she began teaching and developing curriculum at TouroCOM and she has collaborated with faculty across disciplines to integrate osteopathic principles into pre-clinical courses and into clinical education in the third and fourth years. She is a member of the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles (ECOP), a national committee that presents recommendations for curriculum at all osteopathic medical colleges. Prior to her career in medicine, Dr. Milani was a dancer and actor and was on the faculty of NYU’s undergraduate theater program. Drawing upon a variety of movement training and practices and a B.A. in Biological Sciences, she taught and developed courses such as Anatomy for Dancers and Physical Fundamentals of Acting. As a guest faculty, she has taught workshops throughout the USA, Europe, and Australia. Dr. Milani brings the full scope of her professional experiences to the osteopathic treatment of a wide variety of patients, from infancy to older age. She has been the team doctor for a youth soccer academy in NYC and specializes in the treatment of infants and children experiencing developmental movement issues. 


  • Volokitin, M., Song, A., Peck, M., & Milani, S. (2022). Reduction and Resolution of a Hiatal Hernia Using Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Case Report. Cureus, 14 (7).
  • Volokitin M, Izadi N, Myers R, et al. (May 08, 2021) Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus/Postherpetic Neuralgia. Cureus 13(5): e14906. DOI 10.7759/cureus.14906

  • Volokitin, M., Sheikh, A., Patel, S., Milani, S., & Banihashem, M. (2020). Treating Bell’s Palsy With Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: A Case Report. Cureus, 12(10), e11092.
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