Kathleen L. (Kat) Linaker

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Kathleen L. (Kat) Linaker, DC, DACBR, PhD
Executive Director / Associate Professor
Certified Graduate Member, Chiropractic (Academic Department)
BFAC 402
(716) 829-7725
(716) 829-7893 fax


Dr. Linaker is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University's Doctor of chiropractic program and of National University of Health Sciences' radiology residency program.  She is currently the Executive Director of Chiropractic Programs at D'Youville College in Buffalo, New York and completed her PhD in Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago.

She has practiced as a chiropractic radiologist, clinician, consultant and lecturer in Indiana, Illinois and Georgia. She has been a faculty member/administrator at National University of Health Sciences, Life University and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.  She lectures on the topics of Advanced Imaging, Infrared Therapy, MIRE Technology, and a variety of Clinical Imaging topics to a variety of professions including: chiropractors, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and podiatrists.  She has lectured in Canada, USA, and Europe. 

Dr. Linaker has been involved in curriculum development at the National University of Health Sciences, National Lincoln School of Post Graduate Education, Life University, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, McTimoney College of Chiropractic, D'Youville College and Loyola University.  Her current research interest is in the area of radiology education.   Dr. Linaker has been recognized with a Fellowship through The Foundation of Chiropractic Education and Research and was awarded "Instructor of the Trimester" twice while faculty at National University of Health Sciences. 

She is active in profession, serving as the Chair of the Academic Committee of the American College of Chiropractic Radiologists and maintains her membership in the Chiropractic College of Radiologists in Canada, the American Chiropractic Association and local chiropractic associations.  She has participated in numerous community projects including providing chiropractic care at several Susan B. Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walks, Tanqueray AIDS Rides and Chicago AIDS Rides.

Dr. Linaker also serves as councilor on the Council on Chiropractic Education - USA and the Council on Chiropractic Education International.

Education & Training

Research Interests

Curriculum development; radiology education; diagnostic imaging of the spine and musculoskeletal system; andragogy