The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) is pleased to welcome Thomas J. Fotopoulos, DO, as Chair of Osteopathic Principles & Practice (OPP).
Dr. Fotopoulos earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in biological science from Florida Atlantic University. He obtained his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fotopoulos attended his internship year at Florida Hospital East Orlando and later completed his residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM) at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas in Fort Worth. He is board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Prior to joining ACOM, Dr. Fotopoulos served as Chair and Associate Clinical Professor of OPP at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His previous positions include Chair and Associate Professor of OPP for Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor of OPP at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Bradenton.
Dr. Fotopoulos is a second-generation osteopathic physician and enjoys teaching students to better understand and utilize OMM. He is passionate about teaching and is able to break down complex material into easily understood concepts. Dr. Fotopoulos has been honored with numerous “Teacher of the Year” awards throughout his career in medical education. He is a member of several organizations, including the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s Educational Council of Osteopathic Principles. His research interests include osteopathic medical education.