Stanley Schiowitz, DO, former Dean of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology (NYCOM/NYIT), passed away June 27, 2011. Dr. Schiowitz graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1944 and devoted the next 35 years of his life to family medicine and the practice and teaching of osteopathic manipulative medicine. In 1966, Dr. Schiowitz helped create the Interboro General Hospital, where he served as Director of Medical Education from 1971 to 1977.
Dr. Schiowitz was one of the founders of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) and served as the first Chair of its Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine before serving as NYCOM Dean from 1991 to 2002. During his years at NYCOM, he was known for serving as a mentor to many students.
He was the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Great Pioneer in Osteopathic Medicine recognition, and the Distinguished Service Certificate, the highest honor given by the AOA.
Dr. Schiowitz will be missed by the entire osteopathic medical education community.