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   Autumn M. Starnes D. O. 

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Autumn grew up with eight siblings in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  She graduated from Luther High School in La Crosse and went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude from Bethany College with an Associates degree in Liberal Arts.  She then went onto graduate from the University of Wisconsin Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Her majors were Psychology and Pre-Medicine.  

Autumn graduated in the inaugural class at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA.  As a student she spent time in Norton, Virginia rotating at Norton Community Hospital.  After Autumn's graduate medical education she completed her Osteopathic Internship at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Ohio.

Autumn attended Dermatology residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH.  During her training she completed research in calciphylaxis, mechanisms of hair loss and clinical and molecular effects of fractionated laser treatment.  Autumn is published in medical journals on topics such as Lasers, Leukemia Cutis, Cutaneous Tumors and Amyloidosis.


During Autumn's residency her husband, Christopher Starnes, M.D., was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  Through this diagnosis and his transplant; Autumn has given special attention to diseases such as skin cancers, blood cancers, organ transplant medicine, immune suppression and complications in Dermatology.


Autumn was the 2011 Recipient of the University Hospitals Case Western Reserve Photo Medicine Award.  This award is given to the resident who has accomplished the most significant research in Medicine related to Laser and Light Treatment.

Dr. Starnes is a Member of the following professional organizations:
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Dermatology 
  • Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association