A lifelong learner, Reem Abu-Sbaih uses osteopathy and homeopathy to treat various complaints from newborn to adult. As the mother of three, she has an affinity for optimizing women’s health and wellbeing, especially during pregnancy and beyond. Abu-Sbaih provides pediatric osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) for infants and children at the Academic Health Care Center located on the NYIT-Long Island (Old Westbury, N.Y.) campus and at St. Barnabas Hospital and Clinic in the Bronx where she supervises residents and students on clinical rotation.

Abu-Sbaih is interested in social medicine and is the faculty mentor for the Physicians for Human Rights Club. In addition, she is a member of the Center for Global Health at New York Tech and has provided care for refugees abroad.

Abu-Sbaih is also on the Board of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation (SCTF) and has taught osteopathy in the cranial field nationally with both the SCTF and the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. She provides OMM for trauma sequelae, ophthalmic, ENT (ears, nose, throat), neurologic, respiratory, and gastrointestinal complaints.

Abu-Sbaih graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a minor in cultural anthropology in 1993. She studied liberal arts at Birzeit University in Birzeit, Palestine, and graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001 after completing a one-year OMM fellowship. In addition, Abu-Sbaih completed a one-year rotating internship at Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, N.Y., and her OMM/neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency training at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y.

Recent Projects/Research

  • DOTouch.Net Study
  • Parkinson’s, Trauma and Manual Treatment
  • OMT and Concussions
  • OMT and Palliative Care


  • Osteopathic Considerations in the Management of Migraine in Pregnancy Soshnick S, Mezzone C, Yao SC, Abu-Sbaih R. Osteopathic Family Physician, March/April 2015, p 19–23.
  • The Role of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in Dacryostenosis-A Case Study Apoznanski T, Abu-Sbaih R, Terzella M, Yao, S. J Am Osteopath Assoc, February 2015 p 110–114.
  • Somatic Dysfunction and Use of Osteopathic Manual Treatment Techniques During Ambulatory Medical Care Visits: A CONCORD-PBRN Study. John C. Licciardone, D.O., M.S., M.B.A., Cathleen M. Kearns, B.A., Hollis H. King, D.O., Ph.D., Reem Y. Abu-Sbaih, D.O. et al. J Am Osteopath Assoc, May 1, 2014 vol. 114 no. 5 344-354.
  • Abu-Sbaih, R. Forbes, E. Cystic Fibrosis 5-Minute Clinical Consult, 2015 Edition Lippincott-Williams and Wilkins.
  • Abu-Sbaih, R., Young, J. (2014). Paranoid Personality Disorder - Trait Specified (PD-TS). In Domino FJ (Ed.), The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2015, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Professional Honors and Awards

  • 2016 ACOFP Article of the Year Award
  • The Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in an Obstetric Patient with Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia: A Case Report Allison Coombs, OMS III, Molly Piccione, OMS III, Reem Abu-Sbaih, D.O. Second Place National AAO Convocation, 2016.
  • The Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in a High-Risk Obstetric Patient with Upper Extremity Edema and Gestational Hypertension. Mohammad Hussain, OMS III, Sheldon Yao, D.O., Reem Abu-Sbaih, D.O. Second Place National AAO Convocation, 2015.
  • The Role of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine in the Treatment of Dacryostenosis. Theresa Apoznanski, OMS III, Reem Abu‐Sbaih, D.O., Sheldon Yao, D.O. Third Place National AAO Convocation, 2014.
  • National Osteopathic Foundation Scholarship & Osteopathic Honor Society

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • BIO 155: Osteopathic Principles and Practice
  • Osteopathic considerations in first- to third-year lectures and labs at NYITCOM

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