Donald Hankinson D.O.

About Donald Hankinson D.O.

Donald Hankinson was introduced to Osteopathy in 1975 when he was treated by Muriel Chapman, DO, one of Dr. Sutherland’s students. Inspired by this experience, he matriculated at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980. In 1982 he was selected to be one of the 1st two OP+P Fellows at NYCOM by his mentor, Stanley Schiowitz, DO. 

After graduation in 1985, he completed a FP Residency and moved to Maine, where he practiced Family Medicine until 2000, when he established Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine. Since then he has limited his practice to consultations for Osteopathic care, with an emphasis on OCF and the Biodynamic approach. 

Donald served as Director of the Division of OMM at the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine until 1997 and at Maine Medical Center until 2016. He is also a founding member of both The Portland Osteopathic Children’s Clinic, which provides free Osteopathic care to uninsured children, and the New England Osteopathic Heritage Center, whose mission is to preserve the legacy of Osteopathy. He is board certified by ABSPOMM and the AOBFP. 

A commitment to teaching has been a central feature of Donald’s work as an Osteopath since the start. He has studied and taught with Anne L Wales, DO’s ASSSG since 1989 and with James Jealous, DO since 1990, for whom he has been teaching courses in the Biodynamic Approach to Cranial Osteopathy since 2004. He has also been active in teaching students and residents since 1990 as a member of the faculty of UNECOM and through the ASSSG and BioBasics programs. He has lectured for the OCA, SCTF, AAO, Maine Osteopathic Association, and to Osteopathic societies in England, France, Belgium and Italy. 

His awards include: The MOA’s Distinguished Service and Physician of The Year Awards, as well as, Attending of the Year, which was awarded by the Residents of Maine’s Postgraduate programs. In 2012, Donald was honored to present the Sutherland Memorial Lecture, which has been translated into French and Italian. In 2018, the OCA awarded him Fellowship in the Cranial Academy. In 2022, he was one of the Keynote speakers at the 40th Anniversary Colloque of the Regustre des Ostéopathes de France and he will present the Rolin Becker Memorial Lecture for the SCCO in 2023.

Practice Address

Explorations in The Science of Osteopathy Attn Joan Hankinson 12 Maxwell Woods Drive Cape Elizabeth Maine, 04107

Phone Number

(207) 712-3211

Email Address