There are currently more than 600 DOs actively practicing in Utah. This offers our members the opportunity to take a greater leadership role in the medical profession by representing Utah's osteopathic physicians on a state level and on a national level at the American Osteopathic Association.


Our purpose is to serve osteopathic physicians and students in Utah through coordinated efforts of promoting and advancing medicine, supporting and delivering continuing education, and fostering the highest quality of medical care to the people of this state. 

Marcelle Smith received her Master of Professional Communication (MPC) degree from Westminster College. With over 15 years of experience in administration and project management, she has taken the role of Executive Director for UOMA. 

Marcelle Smith
Executive Director

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Fredrick Dressen, DO

Dr. Frederick Dressen was formerly Board Certified in General Surgery. Dr. Dressen is presently working as wound care physician, hospice physician, and family practitioner. He is double certified in Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP), and Wound Care Certified (WCC). 

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Christopher Edwards, DO
Board Member

Dr. Christopher Edwards is currently an Associate Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices at RVUCOM-SU. He is Board Certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, after having completed an NMM residency in Kirksville, MO and medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa.

Dr. David Crimin is an Assistant Professor of Primary Care at RVUCOM-SU. He also is the Medical Director of IHC Hospice in Richfield. Dr. Crimin is dual-board certified in Family  Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He practiced rural family medicine in Richfield for 27 years.

Dr. David Crimin

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Kevin R. Duke, DO
Past President

Dr. Kevin R. Duke is certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He is currently practicing at Providence Family Medicine in Logan. Dr. Duke has held various leadership positions at Logan Regional Hospital and currently serves on several community boards.

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Judy Caldwell, DO
Board Member

Dr. Judy Caldwell is board certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine and OMM. Dr. Judy practices primary care, telemedicine and osteopathic manipulation, including cranial manipulation. She does hospice and palliative care with Pathway Hospice and Palliative Care. Her clinic is The Doctors Workshop.

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Jan E. Badertscher, DO

Dr. Jan baderascher is board certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine and OMM. Dr. Jan has recently opened her clinic, Back to Basics Wellness in Payson, Utah where she offers integrative therapies and OMT. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty for Family Medicine and OPP for RVUCOM-SU

Heather Ferrell, DO
Ex Officio Board Member

Dr. Heather Ferrill is the Dean of RVU. She earned her D.O. from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and her Master’s in Medical Education and Leadership from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ferrill previously served as an Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at UNECOM.

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Adam Berry
Student Rep

Adam Berry graduated from Utah State with a degree in Biology in 2019. He is passionate about being involved in his osteopathic community and advocating for his fellow students. Besides being involved with UOMA; Adam is the SOMA National Liasion, and a member of multiple national organizations. He hopes to match into Urology

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John Doughtery, DO
Ex Officio Board Member

Dr. John J. Dougherty, Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is recognized as a fellow in both Family and Sports Medicine as well as two Academic Leadership colleges. Before coming to Provo, Dr. Dougherty was Dean Touro University Medical School in Henderson, Nevada. 

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Brittney Harrell
Student Rep

Brittney Harrel, from Fountain, North Carolina, obtained obtained her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Campbell University in 2018, she went on to earn her MPH from East Carolina University. Brittney is very passionate about community health, rural health, and serving underrepresented populations.