Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization established in 1953 by William Garner Sutherland, D.O., D.Sc.(hon.) and senior members of his teaching faculty. Dr. Sutherland conceived of the foundation as a way of providing a continuity for his teaching. Dr. Sutherland was the first president of the foundation, and since his death in 1954, there have been just six subsequent presidents, which has provided for a continuity in the organization’s teaching program. The presidents who followed Dr. Sutherland were Howard Lippincott, DO, Rollin E. Becker, DO, John H. Harakal, DO, FAAO, Michael P. Burruano, DO, Melicien Tettambel, DO, FAAO  and Daniel B. Moore, DO since 2013.

The charter of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation calls for the organization to dedicate itself to educational activities. It specifically states its objective as using its resources to establish the principles of osteopathy in the cranial field as conceived and developed by William Garner Sutherland, to disseminate a general knowledge of these principles and the therapeutic indication for this approach to treatment, to encourage and assist physicians in osteopathy, and to stimulate continued study and greater proficiency on the part of those practicing osteopathy in the cranial field.

In its endeavor to carry out these objectives, the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation supports research, produces publications, and offers both basic and continuing studies courses. As a not-for-profit educational foundation, it accepts charitable contributions to support its work of perpetuating and disseminating the teachings in the science of osteopathy as expanded by William Garner Sutherland, D.O.

Reem Abu-Sbaih, DO

Reem Abu-Sbaih, D.O. is a 1993 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in Cultural Anthropology and afterward she continued to study liberal arts at Birzeit University in Palestine. She graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine with honors, where she completed her undergraduate teaching fellow program in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. There she was inspired to learn osteopathy by many exceptional physicians including Zinaida Pelkey, Hugh Ettlinger and the Capobianco family. After completing a rotating internship at Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn, she went on to do specialty training with Dr. Ettlinger at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, which married her professional interests in social medicine and osteopathy.

Dr. Abu-Sbaih is a life-long learner and as such loves to utilize osteopathy and homeopathy to treat various complaints from newborn to adult. As the mother of three, she has a particular affinity for optimizing mother-child health and well-being during pregnancy & beyond.

She worked in private practice in Brooklyn and Manhattan until moving to Sea Cliff, NY in 2008 to join dedicated faculty at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine. There, she has continued on as associate professor where she enjoys teaching interested students in both pre-clinical and clinical settings. She also enjoyed supervising OMM/NMM residents at St. Barnabas from 2015-2018. Currently, she is faculty mentor for the Physicians for Human Rights Club and is on faculty with the Department of Global Health allowing her to provide care for refugees abroad.

Her first opportunity to work with the SCTF was in 2010 as a table trainer in training. Since then, she has continued to teach with the SCTF and the Osteopathic Cranial Academy and she joined the SCTF as a new board member in 2017 in humble hopes of continuing the necessary work of Dr. Still and Dr. Sutherland.

Michael P. Burruano, DO, FCA

Michael P. Burruano, DO, FCA has taught nationally and internationally with SCTF since 1989 in Basic, Intermediate and Continuing Studies courses. As a member of the SCTF Board of Directors (1991-present) he served as Executive VP (1991-1993) and President (1993-2006). Dr. Burruano is a 1982 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and was awarded the John H. Eimerbrink Award for Osteopathic Principles and Practice. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Association in Neuro-Musculoskeletal Medicine / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Dr. Burruano is a founding member, former director and faculty for A Still–Sutherland Study Group (1986-present) which was under the leadership of Anne L. Wales, DO (1904-2005) who was faculty for Dr. Sutherland. He has lectured at colleges of osteopathic medicine and for the American Academy of Osteopathy and The Cranial Academy. He was awarded the 2003 Sutherland Memorial Lecture for the Cranial Academy. He is an instructor of Family & Community Medicine at New York Medical College.

Dr. Burruano is licensed to practice medicine in New York and Connecticut. His practice is in Brewster, NY. He is a member in good standing in the American Osteopathic Association, The American Academy of Osteopathy and The Cranial Academy.

Hugh Ettlinger, DO, FAAO, FCA

Dr. Ettlinger is a 1987 graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He is an Associate Professor of OMM at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine and the director of the NYCOM/St. Barnabas NMM/OMT Residency Program. Dr. Ettlinger became a Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy in 1998. He currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation and is Faculty and Program Director for both the SCTF and the Cranial Academy. He serves the AAO as a member of the Postdoctoral Standards and Evaluation, Undergraduate Academies and C-NMM/OMM Committees. He is also the Advisor for the National Undergraduate Fellows Association. Dr. Ettlinger has been awarded the Northrup Lecture, the Blood Lecture, and the Sutherland Memorial Lecture which he delivered to the Osteopathic Cranial Academy in June 2015. He was awarded fellowship in the Osteopathic Cranial Academy in 2016.

Andrew Goldman, DO, FCA

After receiving a B.S. from Cornell University with major in nutritional biochemistry, Andrew Goldman graduated from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989 where he was an undergraduate fellow in Anatomy and Osteopathic Principles and Practice under Boyd Buser, DO. During his first year at UNECOM he met James Jealous, DO and later, Anne Wales, DO, two of his lifelong mentors.

He completed a residency in family practice at Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, NJ where he also served as chief resident during his senior year. He certified in Family Practice in 1992 and for Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in 1994

Dr. Goldman was one of the original members of A Still Sutherland Study Group with the now late Anne Wales, DO. The group was founded in 1986. He has been directing this group since 1995 and has directed ASSSG’s annual course in applying W. G. Sutherland’s approach to treatment since 1996. For the past few years this course has been offered in Great Barrington in the Spring. He has also served on the board of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation since 1998 and has taught extensively both nationally and internationally since the mid 1990’s. He was awarded the Sutherland Memorial Lecture in 2010, which he presented at the Cranial Academy’s annual conference in Palm Springs, CA in June of that year. He was awarded fellowship in the Osteopathic Cranial Academy in 2017.

Dr. Goldman practiced traditional Osteopathic diagnosis and treatment in a solo practice setting in Sharon, CT from1992- 2013. In 2013 he was joined by Kim Tripp, DO, PhD in a practice partnership. Since 2008 he has operated a second practice location in Great Barrington, MA.

Kenneth E. Graham, DO

Dr. Kenneth Graham taught at Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine(OSU – COM) for 28 years, where he served as the chair of the Osteopathic Principles and Practices Department for many years.For 10 years, he was the Director of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine(OMM) at Oklahoma State University Medical Center where he ran an OMM inpatient hospital service. This hospital program was developed to demonstrate the economic and practical feasibility of OMM in the hospital setting. He authored Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Guidelines for the Hospitalized Patient, which demonstrates practical beginning OMM guidelines for treating hospitalized patients. In 2013, Dr. Graham started an outpatient OMM practice with the Veterans Administration (VA), primarily treating veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder. In February 2015, Dr. Graham started a private practice focused on treating mTBI and post-concussion syndrome in athletes. He is a board member of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation. Dr. Graham is an adjunct professor at the International College of Osteopathic Manual Medicine (ICOMM), Rome, Italy, where he teaches advanced courses in osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF). He also teaches basic and advanced courses in OCF throughout the US and Europe.

James H. Gronemeyer, DO

James H. Gronemeyer, DO, graduated Cum Laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1975. He earned his medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979 and completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in Staten Island, New York. He did a subsequent Residency and Research Fellowship in Occupational Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.

Dr. Gronemeyer has a specialty private practice in Arlington, Massachusetts treating chronic pain and postural disorders using traditional Osteopathic Medical Techniques for the management of cranio-fascial pain disorders, headache management, failed back syndrome and repetitive motion disorders among other chronic pain conditions.

In the past, he has lectured on medical aspects of asbestos exposure and other occupational and environmental diseases. Most recently he has taught Traditional Osteopathic Treatment with several organizations. As a consulting physician at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Medford, Massachusetts, he participated in clinical research which evaluated the effects that traditional Osteopathic Treatment has when included with contemporary hospital based care of chronic pain patients.

Dr. Gronemeyer has a special interest in the work of William G. Sutherland and worked extensively with Anne Wales, DO; A Still Sutherland Study Group (1986-1996) and since 1990 has worked with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation as faculty. He participates with the American Academy of Osteopathy on the Luisa Burns Research Committee.

Simeon Hain, DO

Dr. Hain graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 where he was an undergraduate fellow in OPP. He certified in Family Practice in 2012 and NMM in 2013 at O’bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, OH where he has remained as faculty at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was exposed to osteopathy in the cranial field while in high school and has been fortunate to have many outstanding mentors most notably the late Herbert C. Miller, DO, FAAO, FCA.

Kathy Meyer, DO

Dr. Meyer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology. She graduated from Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1987 where she was awarded the Stockseth award for excellence in Osteopathic Principles in Practice. She was an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow in Osteopath Principles, Philosophy, and Practice under Dr John Harakal, DO who was president of the SCTF and became her mentor. Dr. Doug Vick was a classmate and his father Dr. David Vick was also a mentor during these years. While at TCOM she was also fortunate to get to know Dr. Korr, PhD.

Although new to the Board of Directors, Dr. Meyer has been faculty for SCTF for many years and feels fortunate to have taught with and learned from Dr. Edna Lay, Dr. Herb Miller and Dr. Melicien Tettambel.

Dr. Meyer is board certified in AOBNMM and AOBFP . She has a private practice in Wisconsin, specializing in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. She was President of the Wisconsin Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons from 2003 – 2006 and a member of the AOA House of Delegates. She is a member of AAO and is a board member of AOBNMM, acting as current Secretary to the Executive Committee, Chair of Credentials and alternate representative to Bureau of Specialists. She is the Physician Executive Consultant for the AOBNMM Board.

Daniel B. Moore, DO

Dr. Moore has experienced cranial osteopathy since his mother, Hannah Bailey (Moore), DO, FAAO began treating him when he was twelve hours old. During Christmas vacation in his senior year at Bucknell University, she invited him into her office to begin his formal palpatory education. By summer, she had taught him to feel cranial movement.

As a freshman at KCOM in 1969, Dan felt he needed OMT, including cranial, and was referred to Herbert C. Miller, DO, FAAO, where he experienced the cranial concept applied to the entire body. When offered a sophomore elective of either reading EKG’s or studying with Dr. Miller, he chose the latter. (He remaind Dr. Miller’s patient, student, and friend until Dr. Miller’s passing in 2012.) Also while at Kirksville, he was invited to join a Friday afternoon study group by a classmate, Anne Laughlin, with her father, George Andrew Laughlin, DO. This group continued to meet for the remainder of their years at Kirksville and it was Dr. Laughlin who encouraged and made it possible for Anne, Dan and two other of their classmates to take their first SCTF Basic Course in May, 1973. During the course, Dr. Laughlin also made possible a couple of evening sessions with Rollin Becker, DO. Around this time, Dan and his mother also attended a session of the Lippincott study group at the Lippincott’s home in Moorestown, NJ. Following internship at Saginaw Osteopathic Hospital, he moved to Versailles, KY to begin an osteopathic general practice and has been there ever since. From the beginning of practice, he has been a member of the AOA, AAO, Cranial Academy, and the Kentucky Osteopathic Medical Association where he served as treasurer from 1983 to 2006 and again as interim treasurer from 2008 to 2010.

Dr. Moore began his teaching association with the SCTF as an table trainer in training with the 1980 SCTF Basic Course at WVSOM and has missed only two courses since. Three years later, he was invited to become an SCTF board member and two years after that was elected secretary, an office he still holds. He was certified in Special Proficiency in OMM in 1995 and re-certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in 2005 and again in 2015. In 2006, he was honored to give the Sutherland Memorial Lecture. He has been a faculty member of the SCTF Face Course since its inception, has helped with the sacrum/pelvis course, and has been the SCTF board representative at the Basic Course in England and Belgium.

Dr. Moore is married, has two children and two grandchildren.

Duncan Soule, MD

Dr. Soule graduated from the University of Michigan in 1983, and completed a residency at the New England Medical Center in 1986, serving as chief resident in his senior year. He met Rollin Becker, D.O. in 1979, and this important meeting was his inspiration to study and practice osteopathy. His other primary mentor was Anne Wales, D.O. who generously provided individual training and instruction. He took his first basic course from the SCTF in 1982. He has been a lecturer, table trainer and course director for the SCTF since 1990. In 2009 he was elected to the SCTF Board of Trustees, and also serves as the organization’s treasurer. He has been a lecturer and table trainer for the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. He has a full time osteopathic practice in Portland, Oregon.

Doug Vick, DO

A third-generation Osteopathic physician, Dr. Vick was initially trained by his father Dave Vick, DO, then by Dr.Sutherland’s “right-hand man” Rollin Becker, DO and Rollin’s mentee John Harakal, DO (both former presidents of the SCTF). A lifelong mentor-mentee relationship with Edna Lay, DO began while Dr. Vick attended TCOM ’86. He practiced in Ft. Worth prior to relocating in Versailles, Kentucky, where Herb Miller, DO became a mentor for 20 years. In the course of serving as SCTF Board member since 1992, Dr. Vick has served as SCTF Treasurer for 19 years, taught nationally and internationally, and served as course director for the SCTF Face course since its inception in 1997. Certified by the AOA in both Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Family Practice, he is in private practice with his wife, Tamarin, and is a devout family man. A little known fact is that Dr. Vick is step-grandson of Dr. Sutherland’s other “right-hand man,” Harold Magoun Sr., DO.

Mary Bayno, DO
Bob Bishop, DO
Jane Carreiro, DO
Paul Dart MD
Tamzon Feeney, DO
Claire Galin, DO
Ann Habenicht, DO, FAAO
Stefan Hagopian, DO
Andrew Haltof, DO
Jennifer Highland, DO
David Johnston, DO
Chris Laseter, DO
Marcus Lay, DO
Marianne Longacre, DO
Lisa Milder, DO
Edgar Miller, DO, FAAO, FCA
Paul Miller, DO
Maryanne Morelli-Haskell, DO
Wendy Neil, DO
Zina Pelkey, DO, FCA
Katrina Rakowsky, DO
Therese Scott, DO
Bonnie Sendzicki, DO
Karen Sept, DO
Harriet Shaw , DO
Richard Smith, DO
Tom Stason, DO
Melissa Ventamiglia, DO
Dan Williams, DO