Alexander S. Nicholas, DO, FAAODist., is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). In 1976, he began teaching part-time in the OPP department of PCOM and later was hired as a full-time member as an assistant professor. He has continued to teach at PCOM ever since, and in 1987 was named Professor and Chairman of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at PCOM. In the forty-two (42) years since beginning his career, he has taught over 10,000 osteopathic medical students. During this time his has been a member of the board of governors and many committees of the AAO. In 2014, he was awarded the Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor and in 2017, he was awarded the FAAO Distinguished Service Award. He has published a number of articles in scientific journals QAOA, British Medical Journal, etc., and most recently, he and his brother Evan Nicholas, DO, published the Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques, which is now in its third edition and published in seven languages. This text is used by many Americans.
Osteopathic Medical schools as well as the German American Academy of Osteopathy (DAAO) in the courses sponsored in Germany by the DGMM/MWE. Dr. Nicholas and his colleagues have been associated with the DAAO and MWE for over eighteen years. Dr. Nicholas is the honorary lifetime president of the DAAO. There is no approaching over a thousand members of the DAAO! Over the same period of time he has also taught extensively in Austria with the manual medicine college of physicians (OAMM) under the leadership of University Professor, Dr. Hans Tilscher. Dr. Nicholas continues his work with students and patients at PCOM and continues to teach osteopathic medical principles internationally.