Garen Gebhardt, DO
Interim Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Chair and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Garren P. Gebhardt, DO is a 1994 graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine. He joined MU-COM as part of the inaugural faculty as assistant professor in osteopathic manipulative medicine/internal medicine in 2013.
Dr. Gebhardt completed a traditional osteopathic rotating internship at the Reading General Hospital in Reading, Pennsylvania. He then attended an internal medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts and spent a year as a fellow of infectious diseases in Massachusetts.Dr. Gebhardt established a solo practice in southern Vermont and in 2006 he earned his board certification in neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine.
He has served on the board of the Southern Vermont AIDS Project as well as the Southern Vermont Needle Exchange. Dr. Gebhardt moved to Indiana in 2008 where he has been in private practice. He regularly precepts osteopathic medical students and most recently been involved in the admission process at MU-COM. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Osteopathy, the Indiana Osteopathic Association and is a national speaker for the AOA department of Practice Management and Delivery Innovations.
Dr. Gebhardt’s personal interests are theology, fine arts, and fine food.
- Osteopathic manipulation treatment
- Inter/intra-rater reliability of palpatory examination
- Osteopathic medical education
- Bias towards and comfort in using physical touch to diagnose and treat members of the LGBT community
"Resilience Through Diversity Appreciation: Osteopathic Student Biases Toward LGBT People." Oral presentation at AACOM 2016 Annual Conference.
"Assessment of Osteopathic Medical Student's Comfort in Treating the LGBT Population." Gebhardt, GP., Collison, Brian., Metzler-Wilson, K. Poster presentation at the AACOM 2016 Annual Conference.
"Assessment of Osteopathic Medical Student's Comfort in Treating the LGBT Population." Gebhardt, GP., Collison, Brian., Metzler-Wilson, K. Poster presentation at the AACOM 2016 Annual Conference. (unpublished manuscript)
“Evaluating Students’ Visual and Palpatory Acuity on Asymmetry Models in OPP/OMT Utilizing an iPad Based Examination System.” Poster presentation at the AACOM 2014 Annual Conference.
“Integrating Objective Measures of Asymmetry into the Teaching and Assessment of Osteopathic Palpatory Examination.” Oral presentation at the AACOM 2014 Annual Conference.
“Efficacy of OMT on the Elderly Hospitalized with Acute Pneumonia”, DR Noll DO, PN Bryman DO, GP Gebhardt MS, EV Masterson DO. Abstract
“Assessment of a Short Scale to Measure Social Support”: DP Funch Ph.D., JR Marshall Ph.D., GP Gebhardt MS, International Journal of Social Science and Medicine, 1986