Teodor Huzij honored by AAO as 2010 Resident of the Year

posted May 12, 2010, 7:47 AM by Sherri DeFilipp   [ updated May 24, 2010, 7:14 AM ]
Teodor Huzij, DO was awarded the 2010 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (PAAO). Dedicated to Osteopathic Medicine from the beginning, Dr. Huzij completed a dual Family Medicine/Psychiatry Residency within the U.S. military and received AOA training approval via Resolution 42. While stationed in Japan for four years, Dr. Huzij not only cared for thousands of psychiatric patients, he took the initiative to found and run an OMT Clinic within that hospital. Being able to
integrate OMT with his practice of medicine and psychiatry kept him deeply interested in his Osteopathic roots and ultimately led him to a residency in NMM/OMM at UNECOM.
As Junior Faculty at UNECOM, Dr. Huzij is responsible for delivering didactic and hands-on presentations to fi rst and second year osteopathic medical students. Dr. Huzij has proven to be an engaging lecturer and his hands-on lab presentations are clear and concise and promote student learning; resulting in high evaluations from the students and faculty in both the didactic and table training realms.

At the national level, Dr. Huzij was invited to speak at the AOA Annual Convention in New Orleans November 2009. He presented a lecture entitled, "Osteopathic Psychiatry" to the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists (ACONP) in which he challenged the long held belief and practice of psychiatrists that teaches them to avoid touching their patients, thereby precluding Osteopathic Psychiatrists from practicing OMM/OMT on their patients.

Dr. Huzij co-authored a position paper for the AOA regarding "Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in Psychiatry: Position Paper, 2007". One of Dr. Huzij's long-term goals within the AOA is to completely change the way Osteopathic Psychiatrists practice medicine. He is leading the way for Osteopathic Principles of Manipulative Medicine to be re-incorporated into the practice of psychiatry.