Alumni Spotlight


Cole Zanetti, DO, MPH

TCOM alumnus selected as the recipient of the 2019 National James M. Lally, DO, Emerging Leader Award from the American Osteopathic Foundation. Dr. Zanetti currently serves as the Primary Care Section Chief with the Veteran Affairs Eastern Colorado Healthcare System.


Sufan Shikdar, MD, MPH

Dr. Shikdar obtained a MPH in Epidemiology from University of North Texas. In Texas she discovered her love of Hematology/Oncology. She started her internal medicine residency in Mercy Catholic Medical Center and pursued multiple research projects in health outcome research to improve the delivery of cancer-related care.

During her free time she loves to spent time in free clinics to help the underserved. Outside of work, she likes to read classic literature and travel with her family.

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Nancy Kragt, DO

The Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation will be awarding its Exceptional Achievement Award to Nancy Kragt
DO on September 28 in Portland, OR.

Nancy Kragt, DO is an emergency room physician in Anchorage, AK affiliated with Alaska Regional Hospital where she serves as the Emergency Department Chair.

She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of North Texas Health Science Center after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern
Methodist University. She is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine.


James C. Jones, DO, FACEP

James C. Jones, DO, FACEP, UNTHSC TCOM Class of 1983, was recently named Interim Dean of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) in Dothan, Alabama. Dr. Jones was an inaugural member of the ACOM board of directors and has been involved with the organization since its inception in 2010. Dr. Jones has also served as Director of Medical Education/DIO for GME and student clinical clerkships at Southeast Health, a 420-bed regional referral center which sponsors an internal medicine residency program and has plans for future GME programs, including emergency medicine.

Dr. Jones was previously Medical Director of Emergency Services for Southeast Health. Under his leadership of more than 30 years, the Southeast Health Emergency Department grew from treating 20,000 patients a year to almost 60,000 and is a Level 2 trauma center with 13 physicians, 10 physician assistants, and more than 80 support staff.

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Daniel Frantz, DO

Congratulations Dr. Frantz!

Daniel Frantz, DO, has entered his first year of residency at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita Family Medicine Residency Program at Ascension Via Christi Hospitals.