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Sarah Wolff,

Sarah Wolff,

Director of Clinical Curriculum

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - Northwest

Join year: 2022

  • Education
    • Resident Physician - Family Medicine of Southwest Washington, Vancouver WA, 2019
    • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine - Western University of Health Sciences COMP, Pomona, CA, 2016
    • BS - University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2009
  • Certification
    • Good Clinical Practice, 2021
    • Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics, 2016
    • Basic Life Support, Expiration 08/2022
    • Buprenorphine/Naloxone Waver Class, 2016
    • Battle Field Acupuncture Training, 2016
    • Baby Friendly Hospital Training Waver, 2017
    • Nexplanon Clinical Training, 2017
    • Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, Treatment (SBIRT), 2014
  • License
    • American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine, Diplomate
    • American Board of Family Medicine, Diplomate
    • Oregon Medical Board, License, 2019-Current
    • Washington Osteopathic Medical Board, Training License, 2016-2019
  • Professional Experience
    • Heatherington Foundation, Board member | 2021-Present • Active participant of philanthropic organization with mission of health of communities and the promotion osteopathic ideals.
    • Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon, Multiple Positions | 2014-Present • Positions Held: President Elect (2021-2023), Student Board Advisor (2022), Director (2017-2021), Student Director (2014-2015), Chair of Student Board (2014-2015). • Assisted with awareness and opportunity development surrounding advocacy, education (CME), and professional outreach for students and practicing physicians within the state. • Provided group with national organizational context for controversial initiatives and changes.
    • Bryan Institute for Physician Leadership, Council member | 2018-Present • Constructed a reoccurring platform for physician executives, medical officers, and national physician thought leaders to exchange ideas aimed to improve the national medical system.
    • American Osteopathic Association’s Bureau Council and Committees, Multiple Positions | 2017-Present • Bureau of Membership | 2017-present: o Evaluated trends and research policy to make recommendations on policies affecting AOA recruitment and retention of members. • Bureau of Emerging Leaders | 2016-2021: o Positions Held: Co-Chair (2017-2018), Resident Board Member (2016-2017), New Physician Board Member (2018-2021). o Task Forces Chaired: Membership Value Task Force (2017), New Physician Member Integration (2019), Scholarship Task Force (2020). o Developed and lead innovative programs and national initiatives for scholarship, advocacy, legislation, and more. o Acted as liaison between the Board of Trustees, the AOA staff, and young physicians, on issues including osteopathic profession, board certification, osteopathic identity, and graduate medical education. • Ethics Subcommittee | 2017-2019: o Reviewed, researched, and provided decisions regarding complaints of ethics. o Develop suggestions to refine and guide AOA policy. • Bureau of OMED | 2017-2019: o Helped create programming of the annual Osteopathic Medical Education Conference & Exposition.
    • American Osteopathic Association’s House of Delegates, Multiple Positions | 2012-2020 • Reference Committees: Single Accreditation System Reference Committee (2015), Ad Hoc Reference Committee (2019, 2020). • Voting Member: Bureau of Emerging Leaders Delegate (2016, 2017), California Delegate (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Oregon Delegate (2018, 2019, 2020). • Researched, advocated for, and voted on AOA policy, bylaws, and directional strategy.
    • National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Ambassador | 2018-2020 • Aligned actions of NBOME with strategic plan and student/young physician feedback. • Provided presentations, created content material, and assisted in awareness campaigns.
    • American Osteopathic Association’s Board of Trustees, Resident Trustee | 2017-2019 • Acted as liaison of residents on issues within osteopathic profession with goals to increase involvement. • Participated in strategic planning, legislative discussions, and national initiates to engage and support members of the osteopathic profession.
    • American College of Osteopathic Family Practice, Resident Council Member | 2017-2019 • Positions Held: Vice Chair (2017-2018), Council Member (2018-2019). • Coordinated inaugural year of Resident Council designed to connect residents to issues of the profession at large. • Increased relationship between ACOFP, residents, students, and practicing physicians.
    • PeaceHealth SW Washington Medical Center, Wellness Committee Member | 2017-2019 • Initiated programs to improve a practitioner’s physical and mental wellness, while cultivating resources and assistance programs for at-risk staff members.
    • Family Medicine of SW Washingtons Quality Improvement Committee, Member | 2018 • Clinic No-Show Improvement Committee: Improved attendance numbers within residency clinic with identification, creation, and implementation of multiple interdisciplinary strategies and PDSA cycles. • Contraceptive Care Incitive: Worked with provider team to limit unintended pregnancies and increase contraceptive use based on interventions and studies on PDSA cycles.
    • American Osteopathic Foundation, Student Board Member | 2014-2016 • Provided feedback and directional support over finances, programing, and strategic initiatives to advance the mission & objectives of the 501c3 philanthropic foundation.
    • Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, National Executive Board | 2013-2016 • Positions Held: National Secretary (2013-2014), Student Representative to the American Osteopathic Foundation (2014-2016), Co-chair on committees for global health, student services, and medical education. • Helped lead national council through strategic planning, creation of leadership development seminars, design of meetings, participation on legislative actions, coordination of community service events, and publicized national initiatives.
    • WesternU Student Government, Class President & Representative | 2011-2015 • Designed and analyzed process of improvement for curriculum, course efficacy, and technology during initial year of dual campuses. • Integrated new practices, authored bylaw changes, established student life & leadership development programs. • Co-founded and participated in annual intercampus exchange program.
    • WesternU Council of Leaders, Multiple Positions | 2011-2015 • Positions Held: Class of 2015 Representative (2011-2014), Vice President (2014) • Designed and analyzed processes for curriculum, course efficacy, and technology during initial year of WesternU’s dual campus educational model. • Promoted leadership development, ensured school traditions continued, encouraged camaraderie between classes.
    • The Council on Osteopathic College Accreditation, Student Representative Attendant | 2014-2016 • Attended and testified at meetings of medical school accreditors on issues such as school expansion, graduate medical education requirements, and non-discrimination policies.
    • Single Accreditation System of Graduate Medical Education, Student Representative | 2013-2014 • Selected to view, discuss, and testify on confidential memorandum of understanding of proposed unification of graduate medical education, leading to one of the most significant changes in medical education.
    • National Student DO of the Year Award Committee, Multiple Positions | 2012-2014 • Positions Held; National Coordinator (2014), WesternU Local Chair (2013), WesternU Selection Committee (2012). • Directed application concept, information dissemination, interim communication, and selection of national award.
    • Osteopathic Legislative Advocacy, Multiple Positions | 2012-2014 • Founded WesternU Student Government Advocacy Trip to DO Day on the Hill (Washington D.C.). 2013 introducing students to health care policy. • Participated in Oregon Medical Association’s Advocacy Day in Salem (Salem, OR). 2014 meeting with local legislators to testify on medical legislation.
  • Teaching Experience
    • Family Medicine Clinical Preceptor
      WesternU College of Osteopathic Medicine & William Carey University | 2022
      Created comprehensive rotation including orientation, expectations, curriculum, presentations, practice management, coding, multidisciplinary longitudinal experiences, finance, and formalized review process for medical students in outpatient nonacademic family medicine clinic.
    • Solid Pharmacology Series Content Review
      Doctors in Training, Virtual | 2016
      Reviewed and provided feedback for multiple part medical educational review series.
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Teaching Assistant
      Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA | 2012-2013
      Provided hands-on assistance and guidance to students learning osteopathic manipulative medicine.
    • Labor and Delivery Simulation Instructor
      Western University of Health Sciences, Lebanon OR | 2015
      Assisted in learning module on the cardinal movements of labor and delivery techniques.
    • Guest Lecturer Assistant on Heat Stroke physiology
      Lindfield College Department of Athletic Training, Pomona CA | 2012
      Led hands-on learning module on physiology of heat stroke and its associated protocols.
    • Teaching Assistant
      Summer Medical School Prep Program, Pomona, CA | 2014
      Constructed and presented anatomy and physiology lectures; assisted with cadaver dissections for medical students.
    • Lead Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
      University of Oregon Department of Biology, Eugene OR | 2007-2009
      Classes taught: Biology of Organisms, Intro Biochemistry & Genetics.
      Supervised teaching assistant and students in biology laboratory classes.
      Designed assignments and lectures of complex scientific concepts.
    • Teaching Assistant
      University of Oregon Department of Human Physiology, Eugene, OR | 2007-2009
      Classes taught: Anatomy Lab, Advanced Anatomy Dissection.
      Guided prosection labs and created content connecting physical structures with physiologic topics.
  • Research Interest


    • Medical Education & Leadership
    • Obstetrics & Women’s Health
    • Pediatrics
    • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    • Office-Based Procedures
    • Preventative Medicine
    • Transgender Care/Gender Affirming Hormones
    • Population Health
    • Quality Panel Management
    • Alternative Models of Healthcare
    • Interdisciplinary teams
    • Medical Home Model
    • Physician Wellness.
  • Awards
    • 2021 AOF State Emerging Leader, American Osteopathic Foundation, 2021
    • WesternU Student Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine of the Year, 2015
    • NW Osteopathic Foundations Women¿s Scholarship, 2014
    • Lawrence F. Gosenfeld Award & Scholarship, 2014
    • Dean's Award, Western University of Health Sciences, 2013
    • Who's Who Among Medical Students, 2013
  • Organizations
    • American Osteopathic Association
    • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    • Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon
    • American Academy of Family Physicians