Board of Governance / Faculty

Dr Elliot Blackmen

Eliott Blackman, DO, FCA


After graduating from New York State University at New Paltz,1966 with a major in Biology and a minor in art, Dr. Blackman attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. After graduating 1970, he completed his one year internship at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, in Portland, 1971.  He was then asked by the Kirksville College to be the Perrin T. Wilson Fellow. The Fellowship lasted two years. He has since been in private practice, in Columbus Ohio, Boulder Colorado, and San Francisco California, where he has been from 1976 to the present.

Dr. Hieu Nguyen

Hieu Nguyen, DO

Vice President

Dr. Nguyen is currently teaching at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA and doing OMM private part time practice.

Dr. Eric Dolgin

Eric J. Dolgin, DO, FCA


Dr. Dolgin graduated OU-COM in 1982 receiving the Osteopathic Heritage Award. After completing his Internship in Cleveland, he entered a fellowship program in pediatric Osteopathy in the Cranial Field at the Osteopathic Center for Children (OCC). He then opened a private practice in Santa Monica, CA, He has been the president of the OCA, Kids Brain Trust, Treasurer of PGIO, Treasurer of  the OCC, Board Member of the Osteopathic Promise to Children and is the current President of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy Foundation. He has run many Osteopathic Courses and has chaired and served on many committees in his professional organizations.

Dr Alex Frantzis

Alex Frantzis, DO


Dr. Alex is a physician board-certified in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and a professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  He is passionate about sharing the benefits of Osteopathy and regularly lectures to both healthcare professionals and the public.

Prior to becoming a Doctor of Osteopathy, Dr. Alex also completed a formal education in acupuncture and has spent a lifetime studying holistic medicine alongside mind-body practices such as Tai Chi and Taoist meditation.

His areas of focus include regenerative medicine, integrative pain management, restoring neurologic function, and treatment of complex illnesses.

Dr. Robert Lee


Director at Large

Dr. Lee is presently retired from practicing Osteopathy in the cranial field, acupuncture, nutrition and homeopathy for 30+ years. He taught extensively with the Osteopathic Cranial Academy as director of introductory courses for several years and intermediate courses of various types for over two decades. His expertise is in assimilating traditional osteopathic philosophy and practice with modern physics and scientific thought. Contact Dr. Lee at or learn more at

Dr. Jared Cruz

Dr. Jared Cruz, DO

Director at Large

Dr. Cruz has formal training in both Family Medicine and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal medicine.  With a passion for marketing osteopathic medicine to the public, he is currently a traveling physician and enjoys focusing his medical practice on integrative and regenerative medicine with a special interest in pain management.

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