Peska named Dean of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Don Peska, D.O., associate dean for educational programs for the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM), has been named dean of TCOM at the UNT Health Science Center effective Sept. 9.

            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 BiCounty hospitals. He practiced there until moving to Fort Worth in 1982, where he maintains a clinical practice in thoracic and vascular surgery.

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