Welcome! As a WesternU alumnus or alumna, you are automatically a member of the WesternU Alumni Association, a network of over 13,000 graduates of Western University of Health Sciences. Alumni like you have an established presence in every state in the U.S., as well as in a dozen territories and overseas countries. Regardless of where you are residing, we hope that you will stay in touch as the Alumni Office is committed to providing assistance to you throughout your journey as a healthcare professional and beyond.

We love to hear all your exciting news, so please share new contact information, jobs, publications, presentations, awards, honors, marriages, births, etc… Anything you would like to share, we would love to hear about it and share it with your classmates in the Class Notes section of the WesternU View!  We also welcome all photos pertaining to your updates. Click here to share your news!


Dr. Daniel WilsonDaniel R. Wilson, MD, PhD, the second president of Western University of Health Sciences in it’s nearly 39-year history is a doctor’s son who studied at Yale, Harvard and Cambridge, ran a hospital as well as a large academic medical center, and has taught hundreds of today’s physicians or other health professionals. But at heart, he is a small-town Iowa boy who grew up fascinated by, and caring for, his friends, neighbors, and all others who crossed his path. Click Here to learn more!

Virtual Reality CenterWestern University of Health Sciences’ VirtualU@WesternU is offering new classes that provide aspiring health professionals with a vital preview to the rigors of learning clinical anatomy, and podiatric medicine students a prep course for their third-year board exam. Learning Enrichment in Clinical Anatomy (LECA) is an intensive one-week training course that helps prepare students for advanced medical, dental, or health professional graduate-level anatomy. The program was developed by Senior Instructional Designer Hooman T. Mir, DPM, MSc, FAPWCA, College of Dental Medicine Associate Dean Robert Hassel, DDS, and Project Coordinator Briana Young. Click Here to learn more! 

WesternU COMP-NW Mini-Medical SchoolDuring WesternU COMP-Northwest’s Mini-Medical School, every kindergartner in the Lebanon, Oregon area has the opportunity to be a physician for the day. 

WesternU ConnectThe Alumni Office recently launched  WesternU Connect. Through this online networking platform, you will be able to reconnect with your classmates, stay up to date on campus news, provide and/or receive career advice, and even connect with alumni in your area.


Throughout the year, the Alumni Office works with our campus partners to invite alumni to various events, including receptions at professional conferences, regional networking mixers, class reunions, on-campus lectures, and more! We hope that you will JOIN US at an upcoming event!

Alumni Networking Mixers
Drink, Dine, & Dash! Meet up with your fellow WesternU alumni for an evening of appetizers & drinks at an upcoming Alumni Networking Mixer! Click here for more event details and links to register! 


All WesternU alumni are automatically members of the Alumni Association, and as such, you have access to a variety of benefits. Take advantage of special services like the Alumni Job Board and L.A. Fitness discounts just for you.




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Travis Bellicchi

Travis Bellicchi, DMD ’14, utilized digital technology to create a facial prosthesis for his patient, cancer survivor Shirley Anderson. This groundbreaking method, called the Shirley Technique, is now being utilized on other patients. Click here to view a video. Click here to read more.

Aaron Chambers

Aaron Chambers, DPM ’14, is a second-year Podiatric Surgery resident in Southern California. Dr. Chambers published a case report in the British Columbia Medical Journal blog list, “Not all heel pain is plantar fasciitis…” Click here to view the blog.


Erin DresnerErin O’Docharty Dresner, DVM ’12, has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Feline Practice. Dr. Dresner mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination in order to obtain Diplomate status. Click here for the American Veterinary Medical Association Announcement. 
Pat EcholdsPets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, announced that Pat Echolds, DVM ’07, has been voted the most recent winner of the agency’s My Vet’s the Best contest. Click here to view the article.