Read more about Dr. Kaczmarczyk's 33-year career in academia, and his aspirations for osteopathic medical students at PCOM-Georgia.
Joseph M. Kaczmarczyk, DO, MPH, MBA, FACOOG (Dist.), recently assumed the role of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)'s Interim Dean and Chief Academic Officer.
Dr. Kaczmarczyk has worked in academia since 1987, and maintained a long career in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), retiring in 2010 at the rank of Captain. From there, he began working at PCOM as Vice Chair and professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, assistant OB/GYN residency program director, and OB/GYN clerkship director. He was then promoted to Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education.
Dr. Kaczmarczyk earned his Master's degrees in physiology and biophysics, public health, and business administration through an executive MBA program. He completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from PCOM. He completed residencies and board certifications in obstetrics and gynecology, and occupational medicine, as well as board certification in holistic and integrative medicine.
Prior to being named Interim Dean, Dr. Kaczmarczyk has held numerous national leadership roles, including serving as president of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG), of which he is a Distinguished Fellow. He has also been a Chair of the National OB/GYN faculty of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He's also served as senior medical advisor on the staff of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, and as a medical officer in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Women's Health.
When asked about his goals for PCOM Georgia, Dr. Kaczmarczyk remarked to PCOM that "I aspire to make a difference in the lives and careers of our osteopathic medical students and the future of PCOM Georgia."