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Zoya Sandhu, OMS I

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Undergraduate Studies: Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Member of Medical Students Advocating for Underprivileged Populations (MSAUP) and Women in Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVU because of the amazing board scores. I feel like I will be completely prepared for whichever...
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Cheryl McCormick, PhD

Associate Dean for Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Physiology

  • Hometown: Reidsville, NC
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Salem College. Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Medical College of Virginia.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology/Physiology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry from Wake Forest University.

What classes do you teach? I teach Renal I and II, and IHL I. Why did you choose to...
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Profile

Kenneth A. Ramey, DO, FACOFP

Program Director of the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine + 1 Residency
OMM Clerkship Director
Department of Graduate Medical Education and RMOPTI

Osteopathic-Focused Track Director
Tracks and Special Programs

Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Department of Specialty Medicine

kramey@rvu.edu • (720) 874-2421
RVUCOM-CO Campus • FA-06


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Research Interests | Biographical Information


 

Education


  • Fellowship – Sports Medicine
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Downers Grove, IL
    1997 – 1998
  • Family Medicine Residency
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Downers Grove, IL
    1995 – 1997
  • Rotating Internship
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Downers Grove, IL
    1994 – 1995
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Downers Grove, IL
    1989 – 1994
  • Undergraduate Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    Center for Osteopathic Research and Educational Development, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Downers Grove, IL
    1991 – 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Cedarville College
    Cedarville, OH
    1984 – 1988

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Professional Experience


  • 2017 – Present: Medical Staff
    Sky Ridge Medical Center
  • 2016 – Present: Program Director of the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine + 1 Residency
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2014 – Present: Director of Sports Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    Rocky Vista Health Center
  • 2014 – Present: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • 2010 – Present: Associate Professor
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1999 – Present: Affiliate Assistant Professor
    Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2014 – 2016: Director of Pre-Doctoral OPP Fellowship
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2013 – 2014: Academic Director of Pre-Doctoral OPP Fellowship
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2013 – 2014: OPP 1 and 2 Course Director
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2013: Physician, Sports Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    Osteopathic Integrative Medicine
  • 2001 – 2009: Clinical Assistant Professor
    Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2001 – 2009: Physician and CEO
    Osteopathic Center for Health
  • 2001 – 2005: Team Physician, Primary Care Sports Medicine Department
    University of Central Florida
  • 1999 – 2001: Family Medicine Faculty
    Florida Hospital East Orlando
  • 1998 – 1999: Physician, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    The Kohn Group
  • 1998 – 1999: Assistant Professor
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1998: Instructor of Elective Course in Craniosacral Manipulation
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1998: Course Director for Physician Assistant Program in OMM
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1998: Instructor of Elective Course in Craniosacral Manipulation
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1997 – 1998: Physician, Emergency Room Fast-Track Program
    Columbia Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center
  • 1996 – 1998: Co-Director for Family Medicine Resident Training in OMM
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1995 – 1998: Instructor, Department of OMM
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Board Certified by American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Board Certified by American Osteopathic Board of in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners:
    State of Colorado (active)
    State of Illinois (inactive)
    State of Florida (inactive)
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
  • NBOME Certification

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Service and Contributions


Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine:

  • Research Committee (2010 – 2018)
  • Wellness Committee (2010 – 2018)
  • Physician at 9 Healthfair (2010)

ACOFP OPP Committee:

  • Vice – Chair, Print Publications (2018 – Present)
  • Chair, Print Publications (2016 – 2017)
  • Webinars and Workshops Subcommittee (2016)

Miscellaneous:

  • Medical Advisor and Volunteer Team Physician, Bombers 16U Softball, 2018
  • Medical Advisor and Volunteer Team Physician, Prodigy 14U Softball (2017)
  • Performance Examiner, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (2015 – Present)
  • Medical Advisor and Volunteer Team Physician, Rocky Mountain Thunder and TCR Prospects 14U Softball (2016)
  • Team Physician, Glendale Raptors Rugby Football Club (2015 – 2016)
  • Colorado Delegate, ACOFP Congress of Delegates (2014 – 2016)
  • Academic Advisor, Colorado Osteopathic Fellowship Foundation (2013 – 2016)
  • Medical Advisor and Volunteer Team Physician, Slammers Fast Pitch 14U Softball (2013 – 2015)
  • Physician, Dew Tour Mountain Championships (2013 – 2017)
  • Tournament Physician and Medical Advisor, Serevi RugbyTown International 7’s Tournament (2015)
  • Medical Advisor, Lady Huskies Softball (2012 – 2013)
  • Physician, Chaparral High School Sports Physicals (2011 – 2012)
  • Medical Advisor, Centennial and Aurora Youth Softball (2011 – 2012)
  • Physician, US Senior’s Open Golf Tournament (1997)
  • Physician, Three-On-Three with the Bulls Basketball Tournament (1997)
  • Physician, LaSalle Marathon (1997)
  • Student Osteopathic Consultant, Chicago Bears Football Team (1991 – 1994)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Osteopathy

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Honors and Awards


  • Osteopathic Mentor Award
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Fellowship
    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    2013
  • Outstanding Educator Award
    Florida Hospital East Orlando
    2001
  • Osteopath of the Year
    Florida Hospital East Orlando
    2000, 2004
  • John J. Karrat, DO, Family Medicine Award
    1997
  • Glaxo-Wellcome Osteopathic Research Fellow
    1995 – 1996
  • Student Osteopathic Medical Association Research Competition, First Place in Clinical Research
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    1995
  • OMM Teaching Fellowship
    Center for Osteopathic Research and Educational Development, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    1992 – 1994
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Educational Contributions to the Physician Assistant Program
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    1992 – 1994
  • Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society
    Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
    1991

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

  • Editor (anticipated release date of 2020).  Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine, Third Edition.  Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.
  • Contributing Author, Editor and Mentor (2016).  RVUCOM Osteopathic Principles and Practices Technique Manual.
  • Contributing Author and Editor (2013).  Furlano AJ and Prest LC. Manual of Selected Osteopathic Techniques.
  • Contributing Author and Editor (2012). RVU Manual of Osteopathic Technique.
  • Heinking KP, Kappler RE, and Ramey KA (2011). Chapter 37: Head and Suboccipital Region.  Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd Edition.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp 484-512.
  • Kappler RE and Ramey KA (2003). Chapter 45: Head: Diagnosis and Treatment. Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp 660-683.
  • Kappler RE and Ramey KA (2003). Chapter 47: Upper Extremities. Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, pp 690-704.
  • Ramey KA (2000). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: More Than Just a Problem at the Wrist. Journal of the American Academy of Osteopathy; 3:25-27.
  • Kappler RE, Ramey KA, and Heinking KP (2000). Osteopathic Medicine. Clinician’s Complete Reference to Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Ramey KA, Kappler RE, Chimata M, Hohner J, Mizera AC (1999). MRI Assessment of Changes in Swelling of Wrist Structures Following OMT in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Journal of the American Academy of Osteopathy; 2:25-32.
  • Kappler RE and Ramey KA (1997). Chapter 44: Head: Diagnosis and Treatment. Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, 1st Edition.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.
  • Kappler RE and Ramey KA (1997). Chapter 46: Upper Extremities. Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, 1st Edition.  Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.
  • Ramey KA, Kappler R, Chimata M, Hohner J, and Mizera A (1996). The Effects of Osteopathic Manipulation in the Treatment of Carpal Syndrome. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association; 8:487
  • Ramey KA, Kappler R, and Martin T (1994). The Effects of Osteopathic Manipulation in the Treatment of Carpal Syndrome. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association; 9:755.

 

Presentations

  • “Concussion Evaluation and OMM Treatment”
    ACOFP eLearning Webinar
    2015
  • “Reach Your Peak: Simple Steps to Optimum Health”
    Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine CME in the City
    2010
  • “Concussion Evaluation and Management”
    Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meeting and Summertime CME
    2010

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Research and Studies


  • Primary Investigator.  Ramey K, Kappler R, and Martin T. “The Effects of Osteopathic Manipulation in the Treatment of Carpal Syndrome.” Center for Osteopathic Research and Educational Development, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (1992-1994)
  • Primary Investigator.  Ramey K, Kappler R, Chimata M, Hohner J, Mizera A.  “The Effects of Osteopathic Manipulation in the Treatment of Carpal Syndrome.”  Center for Osteopathic Research and Educational Development, Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (1995-1996)

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Biographical Information


Kenneth A. Ramey, DO, FACOFP is a 1994 graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and serves as the Director of the Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine + 1 Residency.  He is board certified in family medicine/osteopathic manipulative treatment, neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine and has a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine. Dr. Ramey is a member of the medical staff at Sky Ridge Medical Center and has served as a team physician at the high school, college and semi-professional levels. He is an Associate Professor of OPP at Rocky Vista University and serves as the Director of the Sports Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Program at the Rocky Vista Health Center.

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