NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

20 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Mission Statement The mission of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine is to provide learner-centered education, both nationally and internationally, for osteopathic medical students, postgraduate trainees, physicians, and other professionals. Through its interprofessional programs in a diverse and inclusive environment, the college prepares competent and compassionate lifelong learners and supports research, scholarly activity, and community service. The college advocates for the equitable health and welfare of diverse populations, including the medically underserved. Administration Elaine Wallace, D.O., M.S.4 Dean Phyllis J. Filker, D.M.D., M.P.H. Executive Associate Dean of Undergraduate, Graduate, Technology, and Community Education Kenneth Johnson, D.O., FACOOG Executive Associate Dean, Tampa Bay Regional Campus Mark Sandhouse, D.O., M.S. Executive Associate Dean, Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Delia Celestine, Ed.D., M.P.H. Associate Dean of Student Affairs Hilda M. De Gaetano, D.O., M.S., FAAP, FACOP Associate Dean of Preclinical Education Eric Goldsmith, D.O., FACOS Associate Dean of Clinical Education Janet Hamstra, Ed.D., M.S. Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Clinical Education Development James Howell, M.D., M.P.H. Associate Dean of Professional Relations Margaret Wilkinson, Ph.D., M.A. Associate Dean of Preclinical Education Steven B. Zucker, D.M.D., M.Ed. Associate Dean of Community Affairs and Area Health Education Center Noel Alonso, D.O. Assistant Dean of Clinical Education Paula Anderson-Worts, D.O., M.P.H. Assistant Dean of Faculty and Alumni Affairs Cyril Blavo, D.O., M.S., M.P.H., TM, FACOP Assistant Dean of Preclinical Education, Tampa Bay Regional Campus Lorraine Breffni, Ed.D. Assistant Dean of Master’s, Community Education, and Doctoral Degrees Gina Foster-Moumoutjis, M.D. Assistant Dean of Clinical Operations Jennifer Jordan, Ed.D., M.S. Assistant Dean of Medical Education Nancy Klimas, M.D. Assistant Dean of Research Kristi Messer, D.H.Sc., M.P.H., LCSW Assistant Dean of Bachelor’s Degree Programs Director, Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program Pamela Moran-Walcutt, D.O. Assistant Dean of Preclinical Education, Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus Fariha Niazi, Ph.D., LMFT, LMHC Chair, Department of Couple and Family Therapy Claudia Serna, Ph.D., D.D.S., M.P.H., M.B.A. Chair, Department of Public Health Director, Master of Public Health Program Stephen E. Bronsburg, Ph.D., M.S., M.H.S.A. Director, Health Informatics Program Christina Brown-Wujick, Ph.D. Director, Health Professions Preparation Kelley L. Davis, Ph.D. Director, Disaster and Emergency Management Program Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Elaine M. Wallace, D.O., M.S.4 Dean