Meet the Speaker

Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, FACOI, FCCP

American Osteopathic Association President-elect

Joseph Giaimo, DO, FACOI, FCCP, is an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) board-certified osteopathic internal and pulmonary medicine physician in private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In addition to his work in pulmonology, Dr. Giaimo specializes in various forms of sleep medicine, including treatment of insomnia and hypersomnia.

He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Dr. Giaimo has served the AOA in several capacities, including chair of the Department of Affiliate Affairs, Department of Business Affairs, Department of Education and Department of Research. He is also a past president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) and the American Lung Association.

In 2017, Jupiter Magazine recognized Dr. Giaimo and his wife, Shannon Cake, as a power couple making a difference in Palm Beach. He also was honored by FOMA as Physician of the Year in 2010. 

A health policy fellow of the AOA, Dr. Giaimo served on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Practicing Physicians Advisory Council (PPAC), which, before being disbanded, provided input to the federal government on how CMS rules affect practicing physicians.

After earning his osteopathic medical degree at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Giaimo completed a rotating internship at the former Metropolitan Hospital of Philadelphia and his res​idency at what is now the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.​