David Craig Mason, DO, FACOFP

David Mason, DO, FACOFP

Associate Professor - Family Medicine, Assistant Dean
For an appointment: 817-735-DOCS (3627)
Family Medicine
Research interests:Neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine, as well as family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment.

Dr. David Mason believes successful treatment of a patient should incorporate the principles of sound medical care, tailored to each individual with a well-structured approach to better health.

Holistic treatment integrates careful history and physical examination, medical management and the appropriate use of an interdisciplinary health care team. Taking a strategic approach enables osteopathic physicians the opportunity to shape and lead the future of health care reform in America.

Dr. Mason sees the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) as the national leader in educating the best and brightest physicians to fill this role. They will be in the forefront as patients seek competent primary care doctors who practice comprehensive and compassionate medicine.

Recognized for his expertise, Dr. Mason is co-author of The 5-Minute Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Consult (2009). The book bridges the gap between medical school teaching of osteopathic principles and techniques and incorporation into medical practice.

Dr. Mason is board certified in family medicine and osteopathic manipulative treatment, as well as neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. His research interests are in osteopathic manipulation and aging, asthma and gait—securing grants for advancing this work and publishing research to expand knowledge in these areas.

Active in national professional organizations, Dr. Mason is a past chair of the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles, a committee of the American Academy of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). He was elected to a three-year term to the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) Board of Trustees in March 2012.

He also has served the AAO on the Board of Governors and as a member of the Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee, the Publications Committee, past chair of the Education Committee, past member of Postdoctoral Standards and Evaluation, and past chair of the Undergraduate Academy Advisors Committee.
Academic:Family Medicine Residency – Kennedy Memorial Hospital System, Stratford, N.J.

Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Rider College, New Jersey

Honors:2011 – WOW (What Others Want) Award for Clinical Service, UNT Health Science Center

2009 – Stuart D. Cook Master Educators’ Guild for 2009-2010, UMDNJ

2008 – ACOFP Fellows Crest for Writing Excellence

2008 – Fellow Award of American College of Osteopathic Family Practice

2005 – Family Medicine Award for Clinical Teaching, UMDNJ-SOM-Family Practice