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A Diabetes-Free Society

Directors, Clinical Care

FRANKFrank Schwartz, MD, FACE
JO Watson Endowed Diabetes and Research Chair
Professor, Specialty Medicine
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine ­

Dr. Schwartz is a Professor of Specialty Medicine at Ohio University ­Heritage ­College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM).  He is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he majored in pre-medicine. He completed his medical training at the­ West Virginia School of Medicine.  He went on to complete his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism with West Virginia University Hospital.

Since joining OU-HCOM in 2003, Dr. Schwartz has held many leadership roles, including being the founding director of the Diabetes Endocrine Center and co-founding the diabetes free clinic.  Dr. Schwartz is a standout within the medical community for his extensive research in diabetes, with a range from clinical research to artificial intelligence to improve the lives of patients with diabetes to basic science of autoimmune inflammatory diseases.

Dr. Schwartz's office is located in the Academic Research Center (ARC) 331. You can contact him at­­


BAILEY_KAREN_2006Karen Bailey, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Clinical Dietitian
Specialty Medicine
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine ­

Karen Bailey is a Certified Diabetes Educator in the Diabetes Endocrine Care Center located in the Castrop Center, University Medical Associates (UMA).  Karen is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, where she majored in nutrition and dietetics.  She received her masters degree in nutrition and dietetics from Ohio University in 1991.

Joining the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004, Karen has served as the Clinical Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator for the free diabetes self-management training offered to patients at the UMA Diabetes Endocrine Care Center.

Karen’s office is located in Castrop Center Suite 200.  You can contact her at