Dr. David Park Elected to ACOFP Board of Governors
The election took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the ACOFP’s 51st Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, which was held March 13-16.
Dr. Park is Chair and Associate Professor for the Department of Primary Care at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, NV. He is also the Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. Dr. Park is also the Regional Academic Officer for the OPTI-West Medical Education Consortium and is charged with GME development and oversight for the Nevada region.
Dr. Park received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998. He completed an ACGME/AOA dually accredited family medicine residency program at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, an affiliate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
He was recruited by Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine and moved to Nevada in 2005, when he began serving as the Acting Chair for the Department of Primary Care. He has been Chair since 2006.
In 2010, Dr. Park became a Fellow of the ACOFP and was also awarded the ACOFP Fellows Most Outstanding Scientific Paper Award.
An active member of the ACOFP, Dr. Park is the Faculty Advisor for the TUNCOM student ACOFP chapter and has served on various committees, including the Scholarship & Student Loan Committee; Osteopathic Family Medicine Educators Committee; Program Committee; and the Convention and Site Committee. He has served as the Program Co-Chair for the ACOFP’s 47th Annual Convention in 2010 and was the Program Chair for the 2013 OMED conference.
In January 2012, Dr. Park revived the ACOFP-Nevada chapter and assumed leadership of the organization as the new President. He was reelected to that position in 2013.
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Osteopathic Family Physicians are DOs (Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine) who specialize in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, a method in which they use their hands to diagnose and treat the patient, giving particular attention to joints, bones, muscles and nerves. DOs promote a patient-centered approach to health care.
Founded in 1950, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians is the national professional organization of more than 20,000 practicing osteopathic family physicians and physicians-in-training. The ACOFP’s mission is to promote excellence in osteopathic family medicine through quality education, visionary leadership and responsible advocacy.