Touro University Nevada Welcomes Dr. Mara Hover

Dr. Hover will join the Sharon Sigesmund-Pierce & Stephen Sigesmund Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Aug 17, 2017

Touro University Nevada is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Mara Hover to its faculty as the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and Medical Director of the Sharon Sigesmund-Pierce & Stephen Pierce Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

“Dr. Hover is a significant addition to our team at Touro,” said John Dougherty, D.O., Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Henderson campus. “Dr. Hover is an experienced leader in higher education and accomplished on many academic levels. Her expertise and commitment will help Touro students excel in their clinical education.”

Dr. Hover received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency in Pediatrics at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She then went on to take a fellowship in Forensic Pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Working in clinics and hospitals that span the country, the goal-oriented physician has held many prestigious leadership roles and been dedicated to helping others in their journey. Most recently she served as the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs and Educational Development at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Prior to Rocky Vista, Dr. Hover served as Chair of Clinical Curriculum Development, Assessment and Outcomes and Associate Chair of Community Medicine at A T Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA). She was both Chair and Vice-Chair of the SOMA Curriculum Committee, and a member of the Catalog Committee, Interprofessional Education Team, Strategic Outcomes Committee, Academic Management Team, Curriculum Design Team and Awards and Events committees. In this role she also served four years as Director of the Clinical Education Department, overseeing 11 community campus education sites.

While at ATSU, Dr. Hover was course director for the Adolescent Medicine clerkship rotation, a contributing content expert lecturer for many of the first and second year didactic courses, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor for the ATSU Physician Assistant Program, practiced clinically at a Pediatric Urgent Care and consulted on child abuse cases in the community.

While Dr. Hover was taking strides to make advancements in her education and career, it didn’t stop her from contributing to the community she lived within. She was a member of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association Legislative Affairs Committee, Senator Matt Salmon’s Congressional Health Advisory Panel and Phoenix Children’s Hospital Bioethics committee. For her many efforts and contributions, she received the Excellence in Teaching award from ATSU for her work as a Regional Director of Medical Education.

“I am excited to be joining the team at Touro,” said Hover. “Community involvement and growth has always been a priority to me in my professional career and I look forward to working alongside the students, faculty and staff at the university to further our impact in Southern Nevada.”

About Touro University Nevada
Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 and is now home to nearly 1,400 students, in a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit or call 702- 777-8687.

About the Touro College and University System 
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 29 branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to:


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