December 19, 2008
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MD Degree Study Group named

As announced last week, the UNT System Chancellor, UNT System Board of Regents and the UNTHSC President will sponsor a study that will be led by a Study Group to complete a comprehensive evaluation and consider all major issues related to the possibility of adding a parallel MD degree option in addition to continuing and improving the DO degree program of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

These findings, to be presented to the UNT System Board of Regents in May for consideration, will represent various internal and external perspectives. The Regents will not make any recommendations until August 2009.

While the Study Group will develop, oversee and approve the final document to be presented to the Board, they will work closely with a core group of UNTHSC administrators, faculty and staff who will assist them in the compiling of documentation and the actual writing of the report.

The Study Group will include the following representatives:

  1. Oscar Amparan, president of Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital
  2. Kenneth Barr, business and community leader, former mayor of Fort Worth, and chair of the North Texas Commission
  3. Barclay Berdan, chairman of the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees, and senior executive vice president of System Alignment and Performance for Texas Health Resources
  4. Stephen Brotherton, MD, physician and member of the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees
  5. Bobby Brown, MD, retired physician and trustee for the Amon Carter Foundation
  6. Sam Buchanan, DO (TCOM ’75), physician and retired UNTHSC faculty
  7. Nancy Chasteen, DO (TCOM ’86), physician and president of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  8. Robert Deluca, DO (TCOM ’84), physician and past president of the TCOM Alumni Board
  9. Robert Earley, interim president and CEO of JPS Health Network
  10. Gary Floyd, MD, past president of the Tarrant County Medical Society
  11. Clayton Franklin, president and CEO of Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth
  12. Arnie Gachman, chair of the UNTHSC Foundation Board, and president and CEO of Gachman Metals and Recycling Co.
  13. Melissa Garretson, MD, president of the Tarrant County Medical Society
  14. Doug Hawthorne, president and CEO of Texas Health Resources
  15. Lee Jackson, chancellor of the UNT System
  16. Devoyd Jennings, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Black Chamber of Commerce
  17. GK Manius, Tarrant County administrator
  18. Rick W. Merrill, president and CEO of Cook Children’s Health Care System
  19. Robert Mitchell, member of the UNTHSC Board of Visitors and president of Mitchell and Moroneso, Inc.
  20. Steve Montgomery, chair of the Tarrant County Hospital District Board
  21. Steve Newton, president and CEO of Baylor All Saints Medical Centers
  22. Scott Ransom, DO, MBA, MPH, president of UNTHSC
  23. John Robinson, executive vice president of the Amon Carter Foundation
  24. Damon Schranz, DO (TCOM ’98), physician, UNTHSC faculty, and chair of the UNTHSC Faculty Senate
  25. Rice Tilley, member of the UNT System Board of Regents and attorney for Haynes and Boone
  26. Jessica Toler, TCOM Class of 2009 and president of the Medical Student Government Association for TCOM
  27. Monte Troutman, DO, physician and president of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
  28. Rick Vincent, president and CEO of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation
  29. Jack Wall, member of the UNT System Board of Regents
  30. Stanley Weiss, DO, physician, retired UNTHSC faculty, and member of the UNTHSC Foundation Board
  31. Val Wilkie, executive director of the Sid Richardson Foundation, and community leader and advocate
  32. Nancy Williams, president of the Health Industry Council of the Dallas-Fort Worth Region

Members of the Study Group Staff include UNTHSC administrators, faculty and staff:

  1. Don Peska, DO, associate dean of TCOM (Chair)
  2. Thomas Yorio, PhD, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs (Co-chair)
  3. Ralph Anderson, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  4. Sam Buchanan, DO (TCOM ’75), physician and retired faculty
  5. Gayanne Clemens, executive director of the Office of the President
  6. Joel Daboub, MBA, assistant dean of Student Admissions for TCOM
  7. Bruce Dubin, DO, JD, vice dean of TCOM
  8. Danny Jensen, vice president for Government Affairs
  9. John Licciardone, DO, MS, MBA, associate dean for Clinical Research for TCOM
  10. David Lichtman, MD, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  11. Thomas Moorman, EdD, vice president for Student Affairs
  12. Jennifer Trevino, MBA, chief of staff for the Office of the President
  13. Greg Upp, senior vice president for Community Engagement
  14. Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD, dean of GSBS
  15. Stanley Weiss, DO, physician, retired UNTHSC faculty, and member of the UNTHSC Foundation Board

 

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