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Michael Rowane, D.O., M.S.

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College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Teaching Area

    Administration, Osteopathic Medicine

  • Education

    Des Moines University Doctor Of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Residency

    Leadership Fellowship, Department Of Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. [2001-2003]; Masters Of Science In Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, School Of Graduate Studies, Cleveland OH [1993-99]; Family Medicine Program Directors Fellowship, National Institute For Program Director Development, Association Of Family Practice Residency Directors, Kansas City, MO [1998-99]; Dual Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowships, Department Of Family Medicine, University Hospitals Of Cleveland /Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH And The Department Of Family Medicine, University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC [1992-1993]; Family Practice Residency, Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA [1989-92].

  • Campus Location

    1858 W. Grandview Blvd. Erie, PA 16509
    Phone: (814) 866-8118


Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO, is a professor of family medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine and associate dean of clinical education for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rowane previously served as the director of medical education at University Hospitals Regional Hospitals and the Director of Osteopathic Integration for the University Hospitals Osteopathic Consortium in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to that, he was the family medicine residency director at UH Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Rowane is a 1989 graduate of Des Moines University, which included a pre-doctoral fellowship in osteopathic manipulative medicine. After his residency in family medicine at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, he participated in faculty development fellowships at Case Western Reserve University [CWRU] and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a postdoctoral master’s in family medicine at CWRU and a fellowship with the National Institute for Program Directors. Dr. Rowane received the honor of fellowship of the American Academy of Osteopathy [AAO] in 2003. He is currently the president of the AAO and has overseen their Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Program Director Workshops and co-directed their faculty development programs. Dr. Rowane is the past-president of the Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the past chairperson of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Osteopathic Postgraduate Training Institute. He has served on multiple committees for the AAO, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, Cleveland Academy of Family Physicians, and the Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine. He co-directs a national osteopathic faculty development initiative, Training the Osteopathic Professions Core Educators (TOPCE) with the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rowane was appointed to the American College of Graduate Medical Education [ACGME] Osteopathic Principles Committee and represents all osteopathic training programs for the America Association on Medical Colleges [AAMC] Electronic Residency Application Service Advisory Committee. Dr. Rowane has presented frequently both locally and nationally and has published multiple articles and book chapters. He recently published “Basic Musculoskeletal Manipulation Skills: The 15 Minute Office Encounter” with co-author Paul Evans, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP. He has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and as one of the “Top Doctors” in Cleveland Magazine.