James W. Kribs, DO

Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative MedicineJames W. Kribs, B.A., D.O.
Chair, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Phone: (434) 592-6984


  • DO, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • BA, Michigan State University


Dr. Kribs is a graduate of Michigan State University, earning both a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. He completed a traditional rotating internship at the Medical Center of Independence in Independence, Missouri, and a residency in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at Northeast Regional Medical Center at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Upon completion of residency, he joined the faculty at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice. While at WVSOM, he served as faculty advisor to the student Christian Medical-Dental Association, and eventually as chair of the Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice. 

Board-certified in Neuromusculoskeletal medicine, his practice focus includes osteopathic manipulative medicine, manual sports medicine, non-surgical orthopedics and interventional pain management.