Dean's Welcome

Wolfgang Gilliar

Whether you are a prospective or current student, a member of our outstanding faculty or staff, an alumna or alumnus of NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine, I welcome you and applaud your accomplishments.

We at NYITCOM are proud to share our almost 40 years of dedicated medical education. Looking forward, we are guided by our vision to advance, transform, and illuminate both the educational mission and the modern practice of medicine. We provide patient-centered, population-based osteopathic health care through transformative education and enlightening research—at our main campus in Old Westbury, N.Y., established by Kenneth Riland, D.O. and colleagues and supporters of the medical school in 1977. We are pleased to announce our new location on the campus of Arkansas State University (A-State) in Jonesboro, Ark. The opening for the inaugural class of 115 osteopathic medical students is August 2016.

We are guided by our vision to advance, transform, and illuminate the educational mission and modern practice of medicine.

Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., FAAPMR

To our students: While you study, learn, and connect with your peers, faculty, staff and alumni, we strive to assist you in reaching your true potential in becoming a well-rounded osteopathic physician and leader. We believe that by formulating meaningful relationships and identifying with what it means to become an osteopathic physician as early as possible will be some of your greatest moments of “investment” in the profession you are about to enter. At the same time, we take pleasure when our students pursue their own personal dreams or skills—be they artistic, sports, business models, or other areas of personal interest. Go for it!

To that end, I hope you will take advantage of existing initiatives such as our “Through the Lens Initiative,” the Center for Sports Medicine, and the Center for Global Health, among others.

Being part of NYIT, you will benefit from our impressive resources, which leverage technology throughout seven schools and colleges in pursuit of interdisciplinary research that focuses on solving the challenges of future generations. We at NYITCOM encourage your participation in interdisciplinary collaboration and interprofessional learning opportunities.

Allow me to encourage YOU to make the most of YOUR NYITCOM experience so that you, too, will advance, transform, and illuminate our great profession. My best wishes to you all.

Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., FAAPMR
Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact the Dean’s Office


Diane Fakih
Assistant to the Dean