Donald Hankinson, DO


Donald V Hankinson, DO

Donald V. Hankinson, D.O. graduated from The New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1985 after completing a one year Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Hankinson has been in practice since 1988, including 5 years of Emergency Medicine and 12 years of Family Medicine. He is Board Certified by the Osteopathic Board of Family Practice and by the Osteopathic Board of Special Proficiency in Manipulative Medicine. He is the Director of The Division of Osteopathic Medicine at Maine Medical Center, has consulting privileges in OMM at Mercy Hospital, and is a founding member of the Portland Osteopathic Children’s Clinic. He was selected as Physician of the Year in 2001 by the Maine Osteopathic Association and received their Distinguished Service Award in 2005.
Dr. Hankinson’s practice at Osteopathic Healthcare of Maine is devoted to consultations for Osteopathic care, with an emphasis on Osteopathy in The Cranial Field (OCF) and on the Biodynamic model of OCF. He is also active in the study and teaching of Osteopathy and its insights into non-invasive health care.

Since 1989, he has studied and taught William Garner Sutherland’s Cranial Concept with A Still Sutherland Study Group, which was founded by Anne L Wales, DO, who was one of Dr. Sutherland’s original students. He has also studied with James Jealous, DO since 1990, for whom he has been teaching courses in The Biodynamic Curriculum since 2004. He has taught with the Biobasics program since its inception in 1991 and for numerous other local and national Osteopathic and Allopathic organizations, including the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, the SCFT, the AAO, the MOA, Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, and UNECOM.