Maria T. Gentile, D.O.
Dr. Maria T. Gentile is
an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Specialist. She dedicated her latter years of study to this profession
after osteopathic treatment helped her recover from a serious whiplash injury
resulting from a motor vehicle accident in December 1992. This
event led her to truly appreciate the benefits and pain-relieving abilities of
Dr. Gentile was born and
raised in New York City where she completed a Bachelor’s and a Master’s
degree in Microbiology. She worked
for 10 years as a microbiologist, including 2 years as a supervisor and 3 years
as a breast cancer researcher at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC.
She finished her premedical study at Hunter College, NY, NY.
Dr. Gentile attended
medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas
College of Osteopathic Medicine. While there, she devoted an extra year to train
in and teach OMM as a Predoctoral Teaching Fellow.
After medical school, Dr.
Gentile completed a Traditional Internship in a Family Practice program at
Warren Hospital in Phillipsburg, N.J. She
then attended and graduated from an American
Osteopathic Association (A.O.A) accredited Residency in
Neuromusculoskeletal and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at St. Barnabas
Hospital in Bronx, N.Y.
St. Barnabas Hospital is
a 466 bed, level 1 trauma center. Residency
duties at St. Barnabas included evaluation and treatment of newborns in the
nursery, mothers before and after delivery, children on the pediatric wards,
medical, surgical and trauma patients in the intensive care unit and on the
patient floor as well as the operation of 3 outpatient continuing care clinics.
Dr. Gentile is trained in
many different modalities of osteopathic medicine including cranial osteopathy.
She has a special interest in the treatment of women and children.
Dr. Gentile is also dedicated to the integration of standard and
alternative medical philosophies. She
has been certified by the American Board of Holistic Medicine and is a member of
the American Holistic Medical Association.
With the opening of this
practice, Dr. Gentile has fulfilled her dream of practicing Osteopathy in