Provost Newsletter

Our third and final candidate for the Dean of TCOM is Frank Filipetto, DO, FACOFP.  All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend Dr. Filipetto’s campus-wide presentation tomorrow, January 23 at Noon in LIB 110.

Filipetto PicDr. Filipetto joined UNTHSC in 2011 and was named Professor and Interim Dean of the UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. He previously served as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Chairman of TCOM’s Department of Family Medicine where he worked collaboratively with faculty and university leaders in developing the school’s educational, clinical care, research, and service programs. In 2016, he was awarded the Carl E. Everett Endowed Professorship of Family Medicine for his academic, scholarly, and service contributions to the field of family and primary care medicine. In 2018, he successfully led TCOM to a 10-year accreditation with exceptional outcome designation by the AOA Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.

Dr. Filipetto earned his osteopathic medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency training was completed in family medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Prior to joining UNTHSC, he spent 18 years at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in several academic leadership roles including Residency Director and Vice/Acting Chairman of Family Medicine. In 2007, he was named a UMDNJ Master Educator, the highest teaching recognition awarded by the University, for his contributions to medical education.

Dr. Filipetto’s scholarly interests have been focused on developing federally and state funded innovative educational programs for students, residents, and faculty in expanding the primary care workforce through GME expansion and pipeline programs as well as developing the competencies of primary care providers in the areas of interprofessional care, evidence-based medicine, palliative care, mental health, cultural competency, and communication skills. His scholarly activities as PI/CO-PI have garnered more than $11 million in funding to date.

Dr. Filipetto has served in several national leadership roles including Chair and Coordinator of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) Levels 2 and 3, Test Construction Committee and Chair of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Research Committee.

I look forward to seeing everyone at Dr. Filipetto’s campus-wide presentation tomorrow in LIB110!

All The Best,
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Charles Taylor, PharmD
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
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