Frank Filipetto, DO, FACOFP

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Frank Filipetto, DO, is the Dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC). Board Certified in Family Practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, Dr. Filipetto’s academic contributions have been recognized for his nearly 30 years of work in the field of family medicine.

Dr. Filipetto earned his degree in osteopathic medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training in family medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Prior to joining HSC, he spent nearly 20 years at UMDNJ School of Osteopathic Medicine, 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 joined HSC in 2011 as Chairman of TCOM’s Department of Family Medicine and in 2014 became the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, where he currently holds the appointment of Everett Endowed Professor. In 2017, he was named Interim Dean of TCOM, and in 2019 Dr. Filipetto became the Dean of TCOM. As Dean, Dr. Filipetto’s main objective is to work with faculty and students to develop innovative strategies to provide the students with the skillset to change the way health care is delivered. He wants medical education to emphasize its focus and resources towards health system science, which includes areas of health care policy, patient safety, professionalism, innovation, IPE, and population health, all working together to reform the delivery of health care.

While committed to academics, Dr. Filipetto practices medicine intermittently as a faculty member and preceptor in the family medicine residency program here at HSC. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, of which he served as Chair of the Osteopathic Clinical Research Committee. Dr. Filipetto also serves as a member of the NorTex Advisory Board.

Dr. Filipetto is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys hunting and fly-fishing. Cruising on his motorcycle on the weekends is his way of relaxing, along with spending quality time with his wife, two daughters, and his newly rescued Saint Bernard, Enzo.