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John C. Biery, Jr., DO

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, & Osteopathic Principles and Practice


Hobbies:  Wood working, home repair/improvement, camping, swimming, watching football, watching movies, and reading adventure stories

About Me:  I was born in Kirksville, Missouri and grew up in Northwest Ohio in an Osteopathic family.  I am married with two children and am retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service.  We have lived in multiple states and countries while in service to our nation, and I have served in many capacities within the Navy, including deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, team physician at the US Naval Academy, and in support of the Navy Wounded Warrior Safe Harbor programs adaptive athletics (Paralympic style) competitions at the national and international levels as well as operational support to the diving Navy and the US Marine Corps.  I look forward to teaching and mentoring the next generation of physicians here at ACOM.

Undergraduate Education:  BS, Pharmacy, University of Toledo

Graduate Education:  DO, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)

Postgraduate Education:  Residency: Family Practice, Naval Hospital Jacksonville

Internship: Family Medicine, Naval Hospital Jacksonville

Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

Board Certification:  Family Practice/Osteopathic Manipulation, Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Subjects Taught at ACOM:  Osteopathic Principles & Practice, Primary Clinical Skills

Course Director of:  Osteopathic Principles & Practice Clerkship

National and/or International Memberships:

American Osteopathic Association

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine

Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons

American College of Sports Medicine

Texas Osteopathic Medical Association

Ohio Osteopathic Association

Florida Osteopathic Medical Association


Niemtzow RC, Burns SM, Piazza TR, Pock AR, Walter J, Petri, R, Hofmann L, Wilson C, Drake D, Calabria K, Biery JC, Baxter JS, Gallagher RM. Integrative Medicine in the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs: Cautious Steps Forward. J Complement Integr Med. 2016; 22(3):171-173.

Biery JC, Blivin SJ, Pyne SW. Training in ACSM Black Flag Heat Stress Conditions: How US Marines Do It. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2010; 9(3):148-154.

Biery JC, Kauflin MJ, Mauro VF. Adenosine in Acute Theophylline Intoxication. Ann Pharmacother. 1995; 29:1285-1287.


CV available upon request.



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The goal of the OIS Service Desk is to provide ACOM faculty, staff, and students with an effective primary point of contact for ACOM recommended software and computing resources. The OIS Service Desk will resolve the issue or distribute the call to the appropriate staff, technology group, or appropriate resource in order to best meet the needs of the client.
myACOM MyACOM: for students, faculty and staff to collaborate.
SeaMed SEAMed: Learning management site. View course material.
PaperCut PaperCut: Virtual printing management site add money to account and web print.
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DNA Citrix Desktop DNA Citrix Desktop: Access all network resources from any device.
iTunes U iTunes University: Public website.
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Nicole Mitchell, MA, MLIS
Chair of ACOM Institutional Review Board
Associate Professor of Library and Information Sciences

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Projects Manager

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The goal of ACOM’s Research Committee is to establish a premier research institute and maintain a comprehensive research program founded in bench, clinical, medical education, and translational research including community outreach programs that engage osteopathic students in research interests and opportunities.


Christina Kennedy, PhD
Chair of ACOM Research Committee
Associate Professor of Physiology

James D. Foster, PhD
Associate Dean of Anatomical Sciences, Molecular Medicine, Research & Graduate Studies

Audrey Vasauskas, PhD
Associate Professor of Physiology

Kim Schoeffel, DO
Professor of Pediatrics

Ronda Carter, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Krissy Travers
Coordinator of Willed Body Program and Anatomy & Research Labs

Katelyn Flynn
Faculty Research Compliance & Grants/Projects Manager


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