Beyer College

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Beyer College is named after D.D. “Danny” Beyer, D.O.  A practicing physician and chair of the general practice department at Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital, Dr. Beyer was one of the three founding members of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He served on the TCOM Board of Directors as Vice-Chairman from 1966-1975.  A medical school classmate of George Luibel, Beyer served as an integral part of the initial development of TCOM.  The medical school went from a written proposal to the admission of its first class in four short years.   During his tenure on the board, the institution was transformed from a private osteopathic medical school into a state-affiliated medical school with North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas).

His vision along that of his colleagues Drs. Everett and Luibel ultimately led to the development of one nation’s top osteopathic medical schools and one the nation’s top medical schools for primary care medicine.

Dr. Beyer died in August 1981, aged 71.

Beyer College Faculty Director


Damon Schranz, DoDamon Schranz, DO

Associate Professor
Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine


Dr. Damon Schranz received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1992 and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998.  Following his medical school graduation, he completed his internship and residency in Osteopathic  Family Medicine from Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas.  He was actively recruited during the last year of his residency to join the faculty of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.  He joined the Department of Family Medicine as an assistant professor in 2001 and has been an integral member of the department ever since.  Dr. Schranz completed a Faculty Development Fellowship in 2003 and the AOA Health Policy Fellowship in 2008.  For the past 20 years, Dr. Schranz has taught medical students and residents through two Family Medicine Residency Programs; one at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas and currently at Plaza Medical Center of Texas.  Dr. Schranz has a dual appointment in the Graduate School of BioMedical Sciences, whereby he assists with the Masters of BioMedical Science Program.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has maintained an active and profitable clinical practice.


Beyer College Faculty Advisors

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Shalice McKnight, DO

Assistant Professor
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine


Dr. McKnight is the Medical Director of the Integrative Behavioral Health Program within the UNTHSC Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health. A native of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, she attended the University of Virginia (undergraduate), Hampton University (graduate), and medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a 4-year General Psychiatry Residency at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey, where she was peer selected to receive the Arnold P Gold Humanism in Teaching & Excellence Award (HETA) as a Resident. Dr. McKnight completed a two-year Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC where she served as Chief Fellow. She is a graduate of the Harvard Macy Institute Educators in Health Professions program and now serves as volunteer Faculty.
Dr. McKnight has traveled to nearly 20 countries largely for Missions and through Semester at Sea, a 100-day study abroad program in which students circumnavigate the world aboard a nautical vessel for academic credit. She has held regional and national leadership roles throughout her medical career. She was the inaugural Chairwoman for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in her previous role, inspiring the hospital to develop its first at-large DEI office for all personnel. Currently, she practices across multiple settings while serving her community as a confirmed District Committee member, local volunteer, and a room parent. She is married and a mother of 6 children. Dr. McKnight has a special interest in children/adolescents, organizational medicine, collaborative care, women, mentorship, DEI and wellness. She is a lover of life, food, and fun. Her heart is to serve humanity compassionately whilst instilling hope.


Sam SelbySam Selby, DO

Assistant Professor
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Department of Pediatrics and Women’s Health


Dr. Sam Selby is a 2012 TCOM graduate. He completed both his pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Arkansas Children’s hospital (UAMS, ACH). He currently practices full-time as a pediatric emergency medicine physician. His interests include ultrasound and quality improvement. Fun Fact he enjoys fly-fishing and all outdoors activities (hiking, biking, etc.) and as a youth he was an avid windsurfer in the land-locked city of Abilene, TX.


Brittany Love, Do,

Brittany Love, DO

Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine


Dr. Love is originally from Lexington, Kentucky. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky and then Mansfield, Texas. She pursued her undergraduate degree in Biology at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, where she met her husband Charlie. They moved to Fort Worth, Texas where she attended medical school at University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduating, she completed her family medicine residency at Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She then completed her geriatric fellowship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She is now an Assistant Professor of Geriatrics at the UNTHSC Center for Geriatrics. She is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Love has experience providing care in the community hospital, clinic and long-term care settings in Dallas and Fort Worth. Her passion is providing holistic and compassionate care to seniors and their families, as well as teaching medical students, residents and fellows in the clinical setting. Dr. Love resides in Fort Worth with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, hiking and walking on the Trinity Trail.