It is my pleasure to serve the osteopathic medical community as president of the South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society (SCOMS) in 2017-2018. My vision for the SCOMS Board is to strengthen the presence of osteopathic physicians in the state of South Carolina. I would like to work toward the development of a network for osteopathic physicians in the state, especially as we continue working toward a single accreditation system for physicians in the future.

As an introduction, I am a graduate of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in New Jersey. I completed my residency at Aria Health in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and am double boarded in Family and Emergency Medicine. My undergraduate degree is from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and I received a Master’s of Business Administration at the Rowan University during medical school.

I have been practicing in South Carolina for four years now, in the emergency department at Palmetto Health Tuomey in Sumter, South Carolina. There I have also had the privilege to serve as the Director of Medical Student Education for osteopathic medical students from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.  This October I look forward to working and teaching as an emergency room physician with the Greenville Health System and their residency program.  I chose osteopathic medicine because of the holistic approach to patients and appreciate the family feel of the osteopathic community.  I believe OMM to be an amazing tool to help our patients and I do occasionally perform OMM in the emergency department, as well as teach OMM at the ACOFP Intensive Review.

Besides my practice, I am involved in committee work for the ACOFP and ACOEP, and enjoy writing case studies and journal articles with my osteopathic students. I currently reside in Greer, South Carolina, with my husband and two daughters.

Lindsay Tjiattas-Saleski, DO, MBA, FACOEP

President of the South Carolina Osteopathic Medicine Society