February 4, 2016
Please welcome our new Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine – Dr. John Dougherty who officially began his tenure as Dean on February 1. We are pleased to have him as part of the Touro family.
Dr. Dougherty brings an extensive and diverse background in osteopathic medical education that includes clinical education, research and administration, as well as expertise in the development of residency and fellowship programs. He is a respected national leader within the medical community and we know that he will help strengthen Touro’s position as a leading medical educator in Nevada and in the country.
This is a time of transition, but it is an exciting time for all of us here at Touro University Nevada. I want to acknowledge and thank Dr. Mitchell Forman for his leadership in the development of the Touro COM over the past 12 years. We would not have the remarkable medical school we do today without his commitment, dedication and care. I know Dr. Dougherty will be building and expanding upon the strengths of the College of Medicine, created under Dr. Forman’s leadership.
I want to wish all of the 2016 class of Osteopathic Medicine students the best of luck for the upcoming DO Match Day on February 8. I know how hard each of you have worked during medical school and I hope you get the residency that you want the most.
Our Touro Gala is around the corner and we are getting close to capacity so make your reservation now. Our keynote speaker is the United States Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy. We are honoring three extraordinary physicians including our own Dr. Forman and NV Energy for their generous support. The Gala is March 6 at the Four Seasons and tickets are $236 each.
As always, I want to welcome you to learn more about Touro University Nevada by calling my office of advancement at 702-777-3100. Come take a tour and see the “best kept secret in Southern Nevada.”
All my best,
CEO and Senior Provost
Touro University Western Division