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, DO