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Dr. Kelly Halma (2 Day Event)

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Dr. Kelly Halma (2 Day Event)

August 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am - August 23, 2015 @ 4:00 pm


Kelly Halma, DO

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Kelly David Halma, DO
Biography Summary (May 2015)

Kelly David Halma, DO, is an Associate Professor in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Department at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU/KCOM), in Kirksville Missouri, USA. Dr. Halma joined the OMM faculty at KCOM in 2005 after completing a four year Combined Family Practice and Osteopathic Neuromusculosketetal Medicine residency program at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri. He is dual board certified in Family Practice and Neuromusculosketetal Medicine – Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM-OMM).

Dr. Halma is the OMM course director for the first semester of the second year medical education curriculum. He is responsible for content and performance assessment of diagnostic skills and treatment techniques associated with the upper and lower extremities, ribs, lymphatics and fascial somatic dysfunctions. He is actively involved in teaching OMM to first and second year medical students.

In 2014, he was appointed as the program director of the NMM-OMM residency. This is an integrated academic teaching and clinical patient care residency. It includes an inpatient hospital consultation service that provides unique NMM-OMM training in the areas of newborn care, critical care and post-operative care. He also maintains a clinical OMM practice at KCOM and supervises the training of NMM-OMM residents in an outpatient clinical setting.

Dr. Halma received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree in May 2001 from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematics and Computer Science in 1982 from Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University), Kirksville, Missouri.

Prior to attending medical school in 1997, Dr. Halma was a major in the United States Army for 12 years. During his military career, he served as a software engineer. He was in charge of the information systems that reported personnel manpower data to the U.S. Congress. He managed the development of decision support systems and served as the data administer for all data elements and code definitions for the US Army Reserve data warehouse. After completing his medical residency training in 2005, he continued to serve as a physician in the Army Reserve Medical Corps until his retirement in 2008.

Other Areas of Interests:

The development of interactive OMM textbooks utilizing state of the art imaging and video technology designed for visual and traditional learning styles.
The development of an online digital warehouse for the preservation and accessibility of historical OMM video technique presentations.
Continued research in inter- and intra-examiner reliability in Osteopathic Medicine.

Publications include:
2012 Halma K – Editor, “Outline of Osteopathic Manipulative Procedures, The Kimberly Manual – Digital Edition” for the Apple iBook, Kimberly PE – Author and Original Editor
2009 Halma K – Assistant Editor, “Outline of Osteopathic Manipulative Procedures, The Kimberly Manual – Memorial Edition”, Kimberly PE – Original Editor and Illustrator
2008 Halma KD – Principal Investigator, “Intraobserver Reliability of Cranial Strain Patterns as Evaluated by Osteopathic Physicians: A Pilot Study” – JAOA, Vol 108, No 9, September 2008, 493-502
2008 Halma K – Editor, “Outline of Osteopathic Manipulative Procedures, The Kimberly Manual 2006 Edition (Updated 2008)”, Kimberly PE – Author and Original Editor
2006 Halma K – Editor, “Outline of Osteopathic Manipulative Procedures, The Kimberly Manual 2006 Edition”, Kimberly PE – Author and Original Editor


August 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am
August 23, 2015 @ 4:00 pm


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