Michael D. Lockwood, DO, FCA

Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

(434) 592-7343


  • DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • MS, California State Polytechnic University
  • BS, California State Polytechnic University


A graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences ’81, Dr. Lockwood has over 32 years of dedication to the osteopathic profession. Serving as a physician, professor, and administrator at A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) and Kirksville hospitals, Dr. Lockwood has enriched the lives of thousands of patients, co-workers, and students.

Born in Empress, Alberta, Canada, he was raised in Southern California and after high school joined the US Army in 1965 and served in Germany in the 509th Airborne Infantry (Mechanized) Division.

Academically he began an undergraduate study of Engineering but soon focused his interests to Biological Sciences and in 1977 received a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s of Science in the Biological Sciences and Immunology from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, while employed as Chief Laboratory Technician in Immuno-oncology at the City of Hope National Medical Center. Dr. Lockwood attended ATSU-KCOM for his Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) degree. Following an internship at Kirksville Osteopathic Hospital, he stayed in the community as a family practice doctor as well as serving as staff physician, Department Head of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for nine years, Chief of Staff in local hospitals from 1988-1990 and again 2001 to 2003 and Division Chief for Women’s Health while on faculty at ATSU-KCOM.

Dr. Lockwood has taught many courses in Kirksville on Osteopathic Theory and Methods but was most interested in Obstetrics and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine as well as research validating Osteopathic Theory and Methods. Shortly after 32 years of dedication to the osteopathic profession, Dr. Lockwood left the Kirksville community, relocating in Lynchburg, Va., to join the newest College of Osteopathic Medicine at the newly formed Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM), as a professor in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Dr. Lockwood is board certified in family practice and osteopathic manipulative medicine and is a Fellow of the Cranial Academy. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), Virginia Osteopathic Medical Society (VOMA), the Osteopathic Cranial Academy (OCA), American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and was a trustee for the Missouri Osteopathic Charitable Trust.  He is a Past President of the professional foundation, The Osteopathic Cranial Academy Foundation, and founder of a private sector foundation, The Kinsman Redeemer, which is dedicated to providing grants, education, and support for adoptions and orphans both international and statewide. Dr. Lockwood was also an involved member of numerous committees at the hospitals and ATSU-KCOM and served as director of several Founder’s Day Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs. He has authored and co-authored multiple publications with his recent research regarding integrating ultrasound and osteopathic manipulative medicine into curriculums garnered him and his colleagues the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Research Poster and Presentation Award in 2014.  His recent research was done with Charles Joseph and others with a pilot study utilizing MRI differentiating clearance rates of metabolic waste with labeled protons in the CNS of patients with early Alzheimer disease from normal subjects.  The accumulation of various misfolded proteins is part of the disease process in persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Through his affiliation with World Medical Missions and Eu de Vie (Living Waters), Dr. Lockwood has volunteered on many mission trips to Afghanistan, Nepal, and Haiti. Treating the underserved in these remote areas, often in poorly equipped and makeshift facilities located in war, natural disaster and poverty-torn areas, his commitment to the osteopathic profession is undeniable. Along with his mission work and Bible studies, Dr. Lockwood also enjoys woodworking, aviation, and home repairs.

He is currently a Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and provides education to the first-second- and third-year student-doctors of Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and has directed the Women’s Health course. He is one of the founding physicians for LUCOM’s residency program in Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.

He recently received the highest award offered by the American Osteopathic Association, the Distinguished Service Award. The award is in recognition outstanding contributions to the advancement of the osteopathic medical profession, dedicated service and achievements on osteopathic education, clinical care and research.

He has participated annually in Medical Outreach trips in Guatemala, provided through LUCOM. For his service, he was honored by the OCCE Global Medicine Outreach with the Ronnie B. Martin Award, 2020, for discipleship and knowledge as a dedicated volunteer to the underserved in Guatemala and Virginia.