The American Osteopathic Association installed Carlo J. DiMarco, DO, professor and regional dean of clinical medicine at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and director of the ophthalmology residency program at Millcreek Community Hospital, as its 2008-09 president on Saturday, July 19. (see video tribute to Dr. DiMarco on You Tube).
“The DiMarco family has roots in professions that nurture the community. My grandmother worked as a nurse in Italy treating wounded soldiers during World War II,” said Dr. DiMarco in his inaugural address. “When I worked as an auto mechanic to pay for medical school, I never would have guessed that one day I would become president of the American Osteopathic Association.”
|Carlo DiMarco, D.O.|
Dr. DiMarco is an AOA-board certified osteopathic ophthalmologist. In addition to his position at LECOM, Dr. DiMarco is a member of Medical Associates of Erie, a network of multi-specialty physicians who practice throughout Erie County and teach in affiliation with LECOM.
As past chair of both the Department of Professional Affairs and Department of Education of the AOA, and former president of Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, and former President of the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgeons (AOCOO-HNS), Dr. DiMarco has long maintained a leadership role within the osteopathic medical profession.
A longtime member of the AOA Board of Trustees, Dr. DiMarco also served as chair of what is now known as the Committee on AOA Governance and Organizational Structure and vice chair of the Bureau of AOA Constitution and Bylaws.
In addition to his involvement with the AOA, Dr. DiMarco was team ophthalmologist for the Philadelphia 76ers from 1995 to 2006 and team ophthalmologist for the Philadelphia Wings lacrosse team from 2000 to 2006.
Upon earning his osteopathic medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1978, Dr. DiMarco completed an internship at PCOM.
The American Osteopathic Association proudly represents its professional family of more than 61,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs); promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical colleges; and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities. More information on DOs/osteopathic medicine can be found at www.osteopathic.org.