For Immediate Release
June 15, 2021
Contact: Tammy E. Whaley, [email protected]dos.org or 864-327-9995

South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society
Elects 2021-2022 Board of Trustees

Spartanburg, S.C. – The South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society (SCOMS) officially swore in its 2021-2022 Board of Trustees on June 11. SCOMS, the voice for osteopathic medicine in the state of South Carolina, and is comprised of nearly 600 physicians, residents and medical students who have an unwavering passion for the osteopathic profession.

Ryan Hakimi, MS, DO FNCS, NVS, is president. Dr. Hakimi is a Neurointensivist and Director of the Neuro ICU and TCD Services at Prisma Health-Upstate in Greenville. He serves as an Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Dr. Hakimi received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and his Master of Science in Radiological Health from the University of Michigan-Rackham Graduate School. He completed a neurology residency at Michigan State University-Botsford Hospital and a neurocritical care and stroke fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.

Tommy G. Lindsey, II, DO, FACOS, is president-elect. Dr. Lindsey is Associate Dean for Simulation and Technology and Discipline Chair for Surgery at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas. Prior to VCOM, he served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine and was a general surgeon in Michigan, New Mexico and South Carolina. Dr. Lindsey received his medical degree from Michigan State University-College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed his Rotating Internship at Lansing General Hospital, and completed the Michigan State University Consortium General Surgery Residency at the Michigan Capital Medical Center.

Matthew Cannon, DO, FACOFP is treasurer. Dr. Cannon is Dean at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas in Spartanburg. He received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, SC. He has worked as a board-certified family medicine physician in the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

Ronald Januchowski, DO, FACOFP, is past- president. Dr. Januchowski is Associate Dean for Curriculum, Assessment and Medical Education at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas in Spartanburg. He received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at Womack Army Medical Center and his Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship at UNC Chapel Hill. He serves on the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and is a member of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. Dr. Januchowski is a military veteran, serving over 30 years in the U.S. Army.

John Gould, III, DO, FACP, FAAHPM, is a trustee. An internal medicine physician at Three Rivers Medical Associates in Columbia, Dr. Gould received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Palmetto Health Richland/UofSC School of Medicine. A Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Dr. Gould serves as Medical Director at Lutheran Hospice and as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas in Spartanburg.

Doralyn Jones, DO, is a trustee. Dr. Jones is the Associate Chair for Family Medicine and Director for Diversity and Inclusion at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas and she works in Urgent Care at Prisma Health Care System. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and OMT. She is one of the organizers of VCOM’s “Brave Space Learning Sessions,” which is a judgment-free platform that allow students and faculty to discuss topics such as racial bias, health disparities, privilege, and how our actions have an effect on marginalized populations.
Dr. Jones received her medical degree from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Virginia and completed a Family Medicine Residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in Spartanburg, SC.
Scott Klosterman, DO, is a trustee. Dr. Klostermacn is the Osteopathic Track Director in Family Medicine at the Spartanburg Regional Family Medicine Residency Program. He received his medical degree from A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He has assisted with courses such as Obstetrical Training in Family Medicine (ALSO) and other med school / post-graduate CME events.

Lindsay Tjiattas-Saleski DO, MBA, FACOEP, is a trustee. Dr. Tjiattas-Saleski is Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas. She previously served as Director of North Greenville Emergency Department at Prisma Health in Greenville and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rowan) and obtained an MBA during medical school from Rowan University. Dr. Tjiattas-Saleski completed her residency in family practice and emergency medicine at Aria Health in Philadelphia (now Jefferson University System).

Bridget Peters, DO, PhD, is the resident trustee. She is a family medicine resident at Prisma (Palmetto Health) –Tuomey in Sumter. Dr. Peters earned her medical degree from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas and both a master’s degree and doctor of philosophy degree in kinesiology and exercise science from Auburn University.

Jacob Vining, OMSI, is the student trustee. He is a first year medical student at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas in Spartanburg and serves as president of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA). Jacob earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science from the University of South Carolina Honors College.

SCOMS seeks to improve and promote public health in the state of South Carolina by the advancement of the science and profession of osteopathic medicine. In addition, SCOMS collects and disseminates information of professional interest and value to members of this Society and elevates and maintains the standards of the Osteopathic profession in the state of South Carolina.

Membership is open to physicians who are graduates of an AOA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, students who are enrolled at an AOA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, and other members of the medical community who meet the requirements for one of the classes of membership.

For more information, contact Tammy E. Whaley, executive director of the South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society, at 864-327-9995.