Valerie Romanski, DO
I am a native of the Pacific Northwest, born in Seattle, Washington. The people and culture of the area guided my path to the Osteopathic philosophy of health and medicine. The Evergreen State College is where I received my undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts. There I received a Master’s degree in Molecular biology and Chemistry, and a Minor degree in philosophy as well as Spanish honors and German scientific reading. I continued my education at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. As a graduate of the class of 1995 I was at the founding college during its centennial celebration. This extra emphasis in the philosophy of Osteopathic medicine helped guide my desire to specialize in NMM/OMM. Following my graduation from KCOM, now A.T. Still University, I completed my general medicine Internship year in Portland, OR. Seeking to specialize in OMM/NMM I completed a twoyear residency program at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. I am a graduate of the UCLA Acupuncture for Physicians course with a degree in Acupuncture. In July of 1998 I started my own practice back home in the Pacific Northwest. I have been the Owner and Practitioner of Osteopathic Medicine and Acupuncture, Lemon Drop Day Spa, Mira Lindy Farms and Health Inspired. Continued work experience includes Assistant Professor of OMM at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Classes 2020 and 2021. Currently I am back home in the Pacific Northwest as Assistant Professor of OPP at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. Teaching experience includes physician courses in Acupuncture, Cranial Academy, NMM for the hospital patient and Fulford Precursor as well as Assistant Professor of OMM. Areas of research include Osteopathic treatment for children with special needs, OMT status post knee and hip replacement surgery, OMT in the hospitalized pneumonia patient, OMT in the pregnant patient. OCM and the glymphatic system. Society Memberships include the Cranial Academy, AAO, AOA, SAAO Advisor. I have had the opportunity to work with many quality physicians and teachers. Among the best teachers are the people I have had the honor to treat as patients for whom I am very thankful. My philosophy for teaching is plant the seed don’t hammer the nail. My greatest accomplishment, and my joy, are my children.