Jane Carriero

Jane E. Carreiro, D.O.

Vice President for Health Affairs

Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine


Stella Maris Hall 224
Biddeford Campus

Jane Carreiro, D.O. is Vice President of Health Affairs and Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England. She is a Tenured Professor who has served as Director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education, and Chair of the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. In addition to her long tenure at UNE, Dr. Carreiro holds a visiting faculty position at the Winer Schule fur Osteopathie in Vienna, Austria and is Honorary Chief of Pediatric Manual Medicine for the Deutsche Geselishaft fur Osteopathische Medizin (Germany Academy of Osteopathic Medicine). She has served as faculty and medical consultant at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Melbourne Australia, the European School for Osteopathy in Maidstone England, and the Osteopathic Centre for Children in London.  Dr. Carreiro is Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Osteopathic International Alliance and Past-President of the American Academy of Osteopathy. She serves on the Osteopathic Recognition Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and as an expert advisor on training and practice guidelines for the World Health Organization. Her research interests include pediatric manual medicine, and the innervation patterns and functional anatomy of the spine and pelvis. She has published in Spine, Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, and the Journal of the American Academy of Osteopathy. She has contributed to many clinical texts and authored Pediatric Manual Medicine and An Osteopathic Approach to Children, both of which have been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Carreiro has received numerous awards for teaching and service including the 2015 Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor. Her clinical practice focuses on pediatric osteopathic manipulative medicine, and the non-pharmaceutical management of pain and other neuro-musculoskeletal disorders in children. She holds board certifications from both the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Osteopathic Board of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. 



Current research

Can the addition of OMT to standard care of acute otitis media shorten the duration of the presence of fluid in the middle ear?

Selected publications

YinW, Willard F, Carreiro J, Dreyfuss P,(2003) Sensory Stimulation-Guided Sacroiliac Joint Radiofrequency Neurotomy: Technique Based on Neuroanatomy of the Dorsal Sacral Plexus; Spine, vol.28, Number 20;2419-2425.

Mills MV, Henley CE, Barnes LB, Carreiro JE, Deganhardt B (2003) The Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as Adjuvant Therapy; Guidelines for Training and Practice of Osteopathy and Osteopathic Medicine, World Health Organization 2007.  

Carreiro, JE; An Osteopathic Approach to Children; Churchill Livingston Publishers, Edinburough, UK, February 2003, translated german 2005, French 2006, Italian 2007.

Research interests

Osteopathic manipulation in otitis media; innervation patterns in the pelvis and sacral areas.