Member Spotlight: Sheldon C. Yao, DO

DO-Touch.NET would like to introduce you to Sheldon C. Yao, DO, Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of OMM at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM). 

Dr. Yao participated in our Patient-Reported Adverse Events from Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment study and was able to complete the study requirements in only 3 months.  He also fills the role as Site Director assisting with IRB approval and guiding other clinicians through the study process.  He continues to assist DO-Touch.NET by attending Adverse Event Study meetings and offers help and suggestions to other sites who are going through the recruitment process.  We appreciate his dedication to the network and willingness to help at all levels.

Dr. Yao has been working at NYITCOM since 2006.  He is trained in family medicine/OMT and is NMM/OMM board certified.  His research started with very basic studies as he pursued trying to scientifically demonstrate the efficacy and application of OMT on Parkinson Disease subjects and sports concussion.

He believes that “it is important for everyone to be involved with DO-Touch.NET as we all need to contribute and help with establishing OMM as a safe and effective treatment modality for our patients.  Without OMM research and data to show our patients, colleagues, insurance companies, and government it is hard for us to obtain the recognition we all deserve in the medical community.  Everyone needs to help contribute in order to preserve and advance our osteopathic profession.”

Dr. Yao also enjoys the challenges of teaching and trying to impart on the new generations of young physicians the importance and distinctiveness of their osteopathic training and motivate them to utilize their hands, heads, and hearts when treating their patients. 

We are proud that Dr. Yao is an active DO-Touch.NET member!

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