Patricia Kooyman has been the First Year Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) curriculum coordinator at NYITCOM since 2008. In collaboration with the entire OMM Department, the faculty team works together to create the most optimal learning environment for the students’ intellectual and hands-on learning of OMM. Kooyman teaches all four years of osteopathic medical students, teaches for continuing medical education (CME) courses, participates in ongoing research projects, and treats patients of all ages at the Academic Health Care Center (AHCC) at NYIT-Long Island. Kooyman is a member of the American Academy of Osteopathy, the American Osteopathic Association, the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society, and the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, where she is also proficiency certified.

A graduate of Connecticut College, with major areas of study in both Dance Performance and Psychology, Kooyman later went on to complete a post-baccalaureate, pre-medical program at Columbia University. She then matriculated at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she was selected to be an OMM pre-doctoral teaching fellow. In 2006, she completed her specialty residency training in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) at St. Barnabas Hospital (Bronx), where she also served as co-chief resident. Kooyman worked in a private OMM specialty practice in New York City from 2005 to 2008, treating all ages.

Recent Projects/Research

  • November 2015 – current: Co-Investigator for "Comparing the Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) versus Counseling in the Treatment of Concussion," P.I. Sheldon Yao, D.O., BHS-1139
  • September 2013 – current: Co-Investigator for "Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine on Motor Function and Quality of Life in Cervical Dystonia," P.I. Jayme Mancini, Ph.D., D.O., BHS-983
  • September 2013 – current: Primary Investigator (P.I.), along with Student Co-Investigator Jenna Mancinelli (NYITCOM, Class of 2016): IRB submission approved for "Evaluation of NYIT-COM osteopathic medical students’ and alumni understanding of and support for inter-professional collaboration" BHS-973
  • June 2011 – current: Primary Investigator (P.I.), along with co-P.I. Peter Douris, PT, Ed.D., D.P.T.: IRB submission approved for "Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Phototherapy for Patients with Chronic Lower Back Pain" BHS-740. Academic Scholar Lisa Roloson worked on this project during the 2015 calendar year.


  • Domalski, R.S., Nimkoff, L., Yao, S.C., Kooyman, P. Application of OMT in a pediatric postoperative ileus case. American Academy of Osteopathy Journal2014; 24(2):24.
  • Loh, M. and Kooyman, P. (accepted for publication June 2013). Charcot-Marie-Tooth and Other Inherited Neuropathies. In Domino FJ (Ed.), The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2015, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  • Giordano, J. and Kooyman, P. (accepted for publication January 2013). Horner syndrome. In Domino FJ (Ed.), The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2014, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
  • Kooyman, P. "Pediatric Headache Case Study," The Cranial Letter, November 2007, Volume 60, Number 4.

Honors and Awards

  • Carl Henry Rathjen Scholarship for 2002 Cranial Academy Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Joan Connell Memorial Award (Connecticut College) for outstanding ability and artistry in dance, 1987
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, April 1987 (Connecticut College).

Course Taught at New York Tech

  • LDB 507 Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine
  • LDB 508 Neuromuscular Medicine
  • LDB 509 Hematology, Immunology and Dermatology
  • LDB 607 Cardiopulmonary-Renal System
  • LDB 603 Gastrointestinal System
  • LDB 608 Reproduction and Endocrinology

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