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Family Medicine Residency Director Profile

 Philip A. Starr, D.O.
Family Medicine Program Director (Nov 2003-present)

Medical School Attended:
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine 1995 graduate

Post-graduate Education:
Internship at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii 1995-1996
Residency at Youngstown Osteopathic Hospital/St. Joseph Hospital Warren, Ohio

Area of Specialization/Personal Accomplishments:
Board Certified in Family Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
CORE Assistant Dean for Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Professional Memberships:
American Osteopathic Association
Ohio Osteopathic Association
American College of Family Practitioners
Active Staff Member – St. Joseph Health Center, Warren, Ohio
Active Staff Member – St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio

Professional Awards/Honors/Highlights:
Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine – St. Joseph Health Center, 2003-2005 / 2009-2011
Chairman of Family Medicine Department 2005-2009
OUCOM Primary Care preceptor of the year 2002, 2005 and 2006
St. Joseph Outstanding Preceptor Award, 2003, 2005 and 2006

How would you describe your program?
Our program is comprised of an excellent group of residents. We are part of a supportive environment including our hospital, our Medical Education Department, and a variety of attending physicians of all acumen and specialties. We have a busy Community Care Center location that fulfills your Continuity of Care requirements. We also offer strong didactic and inpatient programs to you. Our program is large enough to offer you curricular diversity and small enough to offer you individual attention.

Personal Philosophy:
As the face of medicine changes, it is my duty to ensure that the education of our Family Medicine Residents includes not only the latest information in patient care, but also the latest information in practice management. I welcome diversity among our residents and encourage rotations that offer multi-cultural perspectives.