Biography

Sumathilatha Sakthi Velavan, MBBS, DGO, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM). Dr. Sakthi Velavan is an experienced clinician and anatomist as an educator of medical students. She primarily teaches histology, anatomy, and pathology to the preclinical osteopathic medical students of MU-COM. 

Dr. Sakthi Velavan is a physician who graduated from one of the prestigiousmedical schools of India, Madras Medical College. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sakthi Velavan also further specialized as an anatomist by completing an academic program of Masters in Surgery in the branch of Anatomy at Madras Medical College, India. 

Apart from providing patient care, she taught various subdisciplines of anatomical sciences in the medical schools in India for almost ten years. She is passionate about utilizing innovative teaching methodology to facilitate students' learning. Being a clinician, she effectively impacts anatomy education with her clinically oriented teaching. Before joining Marian University, she taught Osteopathic Medical students at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. 

Dr. Sakthi Velavan was recognized and awarded "Frank Gray Teacher of the year 2017" by Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. As a National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) member, she serves as an item writer and reviewer since 2018. She was recently named a National Association of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) Fellow in the category of Teaching and Evaluation. 

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