Incoming ONMM Residents

Please join us in welcoming the Class of 2023!


Lara Householder, DO
Medical School: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Family Medicine Residency: Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Dr. Lara Householder is completing family medicine training at Maine-Dartmouth, where she serves as one of three Chief Residents. Lara’s eclectic background and passion for humanistic whole-person care make her well suited for a career in family medicine. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts as a dance major at Ohio University, trained in massage therapy at Hocking College, and earned a master’s degree in nutrition from Ohio University. Prior to medical school, she worked in a large research lab studying growth hormone and obesity in mouse models and generated a number of co-authored publications and posters as well as a book chapter. In medical school, Lara served as president of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy chapter and cranial course coordinator. She was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship in osteopathic manipulative medicine and in this role served as junior faculty with teaching, scholarly, and administrative responsibilities. During family medicine residency Lara developed and implemented a research study exploring the feasibility of determining effectiveness of OMT for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. She is passionate about osteopathic care and looking forward to furthering her manual medicine skills in the osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine residency. Outside of training she enjoys spending time with her partner and children, especially hiking, swimming, and gardening.