Leon Chaitow ND DO
The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) are delighted to announce the appointment of
Mr Leon Chaitow as President of the BCOM Alumni Association.
Leon Chaitow is a highly respected figure within the osteopathic community and alumnus of the
College. Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies since 1996, Leon
has written numerous major textbooks on manual medicine. He graduated from BCOM
(then the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy, BCNO) in 1960 and went on to train
in Acupuncture and Cranial Osteopathy. Leon served as Chief External Examiner at the Israeli
College of Natural Health Sciences, Tel Aviv, Israel and External Examiner at the College of Osteopaths in London.
Leon was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the University of Westminster for ‘services to osteopathy and complementary medicine’ in 2005, and also by the British Naturopathic Association in 2007. Over the years Leon has been invited to speak at international osteopathic, chiropractic, physiotherapy and naturopathic conferences in North America, Australia and Europe, including presenting a keynote speech at the International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR) held at BCOM in 2012.