Published on May 09, 2018

Nazareth Hospital Welcomes New Graduate Medical Education Director

Northeast Philadelphia (May 9, 2018): Nazareth Hospital recently welcomed Charmaine Chan, D.O., as the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) of its Graduate Medical Education (GME) department and Director of the Osteopathic Recognition Graduate Medical Education Program. Dr. Chan will provide administrative leadership to the GME department, and provide clinical leadership in training the next generation of physicians.

Additionally, Dr. Chan will help develop an Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) consultation program at the hospital. OMT uses hands-on techniques such as stretching, gentle pressure and resistance to prevent and treat illness and injury. OMT treatments are commonly used to ease muscle pain, promote healing and increase overall mobility, and can help patients with such health problems as asthma, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as decreasing length of stay in the hospital. Dr. Chan and the OMT program will help bring a new level of care for the Northeast Philadelphia community.

Dr. Chan is board certified in family medicine and osteopathic medicine, and she completed her internship and residency in family medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and St. Joseph’s Hospital.