The Aquifer DO Task Force will bring the voice, interests, and experiences of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine educators to Aquifer, and work to develop educator tools and training materials to support DO programs using Aquifer to achieve better student outcomes by integrating Aquifer into their curriculum.

Helping Build the Best Possible Tools for Osteopathic Medical Educators

The Aquifer Osteopathic Physician Task Force (DO Task Force), created in January 2020, leverages osteopathic medical educators’ voices, interests, and experiences to develop tools and training materials to support DO programs using Aquifer.

With over 15 million virtual patient cases completed since our founding in 2006, Aquifer is the leader in developing clinical learning tools for medical and health professions education. 

The Aquifer DO Force is led by:

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Erik Langenau, DO, MS, FAAP, FACOP

Aquifer Teaching and Learning Co-Lead for Osteopathic Education

Chief Academic Technology Officer, Dept. of Professional
Development and Online Learning
Pediatrician, Department of Family Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Barbara Capozzi, DO, CNS

Aquifer Teaching and Learning Co-Lead for Osteopathic Education

Clinical Dean
Clinical Education Department
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-Harlem

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Sherilyn Smith, MD

Aquifer Chief Academics Officer

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

2021 Osteopathic Task Force Members

After a competitive selection process, we are pleased to welcome the following educators from institutions around the country:

Lauren Azevedo, DO
Lauren Azevedo, MS, DO, FAAP

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pediatrician, MSU Healthcare

David E. Garza, DO, MSMEdL
David E. Garza, DO, MS.MEdL, FACOFP, FAAFP

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine Clerkship Director,
Director of Osteopathic Recognition
University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

Student Advisory Group
Laura Griffin, DO, FAAO

Chair and Associate Dean of Osteopathic Principles and Practices Integration, Professor
Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

Farzanna Haffizulla, MD, FACP, FAMWA
Farzanna Haffizulla, MD, FACP, FAMWA

Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Nova Southeastern University’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Townes R Leigh, DO
Townes R. Leigh, DO

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at
Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Student Advisory Group
J’Aimee Lippert, DO

Associate Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medidicine

Robert Lloyd, DO
Robert Lloyd, DO

Department of Surgery, Associate Professor of Surgery
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Catherine Macyko, MD
Catherine A. Macyko, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Midwestern University
Pediatrics Specialist, Oakland Park, IL

Michael Olek, DO
MICHAEL OLEK, DO

Associate Professor, Specialty Medicine
Touro University Nevada

GregoryPecchia, DO
Gregory Alan Pecchia, DO, FACOFP

Senior Director, Academic Innovation and Telehealth
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Nicole Pena, DO
Nicole Pena, DO

Associate Professor
Touro University California

Kim Pfotenauer, DO
Kim Pfotenhauer, DO

Clerkship Program
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Suzanne Rogers, DO
Suzanne Rogers, DO

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine