May 1, 2019 Valerie Bakies Lile, CAE
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ACOOG President Thomas Dardarian, DO

Fort Worth, TX

On March 27, 2019, the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists inaugurated Thomas Dardarian, DO, as the 2019-2020 President.

Thomas Dardarian is a native of Silver Spring, Maryland and is a graduate of The George Washington University (‘92) in Washington D.C, where he majored in Economics with a minor in Communications. He received his medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine from The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2000. Dr. Dardarian completed his rotating internship at The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital in 2005. Dr. Dardarian was the first DO to graduate from this residency. During his residency, Dr. Dardarian completed the Galloway Fellowship at Memorial Sloane Kettering. As a senior resident, he was published as a lead author in Gyn Oncology, received the Thomas Bond resident research award and the John C. Riva award for excellence in Gyn Oncology.

Currently, Dr. Dardarian is a partner at Main Line Women’s Health Care Associates, a division of Axia Women’s Health in Rosemont, PA and serves as Medical Director of The Birth Center in Bryn Mawr, PA. He has been named a top doctor of the Main Line multiple times. Dr. Dardarian is a Clinical Associate Professor of OB/Gyn at PCOM and actively teaches osteopathic and allopathic medical students in the hospital, at the office and lectures to students. In that role, he has received the teaching award from the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dardarian has enjoyed his service to ACOOG. He was awarded the title of Distinguished Fellow in 2014. His past service includes: Member of the Board of Trustees, Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee, Chairman of the Continuing Medical Education Committee, and Member of the Finance Committee. Dr. Dardarian has co-chaired and lectured at multiple ACOOG Conferences, including the historic ACOOG and ACOG District III combined conference in Philadelphia. Along with his ACOOG commitments, Dr. Dardarian currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Political Action Committee of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and received the Most Valuable Player award for his work.

About the ACOOG

Founded in 1934, the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians & Gynecologists is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to excellence in women’s health. The ACOOG strives to educate and support osteopathic physicians to improve the quality of life for women by promoting programs that are innovative, visionary, inclusive, and socially relevant. The purpose of the ACOOG continues to be the premier leader in physical, emotional, and spiritual health of women.  Visit to learn more about osteopathic obstetrics and gynecology.

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