Maria Daly, D.O., FACOFP

Costin Institute, Scholar Cohort 3


Daly, Maria

Maria F. Daly D.O. FACOFP is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has completed a Fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Stanford Universities Affiliated County Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She completed her premedical education at Arizona State University with a prior Bachelor of Science from Avila College. She attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree in 1984. Her post doctorate training was completed at the Hospital of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Maria Daly has practiced in the field of Women and Children's Health Care, to include Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Office Gynecology, and the care of infants, adolescents and children. During this time she was a clinical preceptor for Osteopathic Medical students from many of the Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine .She has taught formal courses at various Osteopathic conventions and meetings on the subject of Women's Health. These lectures and seminars included Women's Health updates for Board re-certification in Chicago as well as convention seminar presentations and office preceptorship on Gynecological procedures and principles for the Family Physician. She conducted training in Colposcopy for the abnormal Pap for Physicians and Medical students as well as other lectures at various Osteopathic campus sites. During her active practice years she began studies toward a Masters in International Health from the Loma Linda School of Public Health .She integrated these principles of preventive medicine with special emphasis on the care of women of color and culture with her students, in lectures and in clinical practice. Her Grant Proposal during her studies at Loma Linda was the The Women's Health Institute a center for the Integration of the Traditional Healer of a Culture with Western Trained Medicine.

In 2004, she was invited to take a faculty position with Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her faculty position included lecturing predoctoral students and serving as preceptor at the Touro University Medical Center. During this time she was asked to become course coordinator for a second year curriculum and redesigned this major course from a skills based to a clinical case based and early clinical experience format which is ongoing for the students at the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also initiated a community health lecture series for the Glen Cove community and lectured on Menopause and bioidentical hormone therapy.

At present she was recruited by Jackson Memorial Hospital a training hospital of the University of Miami Medical School to work and teach in the area of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Her practice is the care patients in the prenatal, post partum and gynecological services as well as the overseeing of the other Jackson Hospital outpatient clinics providing prenatal and postpartum care in Miami. The goal is upgrading and standardizing the care of the prenatal and postpartum women attending these clinics. Many of the women are low income and of many different cultures and countries from the Pan American basin. Literacy training and health education is a priority educational for these women.

Future goals include opening up opportunities for the Osteopathic Medical student to train at the 1500 bed Jackson Health System and these community clinics. Future plans are for the training Osteopathic predoctoral students at this institution as well as the development of an Osteopathic dual Family Medicine Residency with the University of Miami Family Practice Residency Program.

Dr. Daly is a member of the NBOME participating in Item Writing for Comlex 1 and Comlex 2 PE. Her Costin Research Project is titled The Re-design of the Second Year Osteopathic Medical School Primary Care Skills Course from Skills Based to a Clinical Case Based and Early Clinical Experience Curriculum.