Don N. Peska, D.O., M.Ed. was named Dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center effective September 9, 2009. Peska joined TCOM as a full-time faculty member in 1995 as an assistant professor and advanced through several administrative positions. In 2004, he was named associate dean for educational programs, and in 2008 he was named professor of surgery.
Peska earned his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, and served a rotating internship and general residency at Oakland General Hospital in Michigan. He then completed a residency in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Detroit Osteopathic and Bi-County hospitals. He practiced there until moving to Fort Worth in 1982, where he maintains a clinical practice in thoracic and vascular surgery. He lives in Fort Worth with his wife, Judith. He has three adult children and one granddaughter.
Peska holds memberships in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the American Osteopathic Association, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, the Tarrant County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas Medical Foundation.