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Welcome! As a WesternU alumnus or alumna, you are automatically a member of the WesternU Alumni Association, a network of nearly 12,500 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!



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.


Dr. Paul Dobies ODWesternU College of Optometry Assistant Professor Paul Dobies, OD, is featured in California Optometric Association’s California Optometry Magazine. Check out The Story of a Rock Star Turned OD, to read about how turning down a contract with the Rolling Stones likely saved his life. 



In a television news special report by KEZI, the Willamette Valley’s ABC affiliate, COMP-Northwest was praised for helping revitalize the city of Lebanon, Oregon while preparing its medical students to practice modern medicine with the values, caring and touch of a small town doctor.


WesternU students, faculty, staff and supporters, as well as community members, recently got their first formal look at the J and K Virtual Reality Center (VRLC), housed on the first floor of the Pumerantz Library. The VRLC is home to cutting-edge 3D and 4D technology that will expand and enhance the study of anatomy across all of WesternU’s colleges.

J and K Virtual Reality Learning Center


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!

DO Conference Reception



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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 Recent Alumni News

Alecander E. LaCuran MSPS ’14 co-authored “Elucidating the Role of Residue 67 in IMP-Type Metallo-β-Lactamase Evolution”, that was published in the December 2015 edition of the American Society for Microbiology’s journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (AAC). 

Tim WoodWesternU Director of the Center for Academic and Professional Enhancement (CAPE) and College of Allied Health Professions (CAHP) Assistant Professor Tim Wood, MSPA ’02, completed his Doctorate of Health Science (DHSc) degree through AT Still University’s College of Graduate Health Studies. Dr. Wood’s concentration was in Foundations of Education/Teaching & Learning and culminated in his dissertation/applied research project dealing with use of student learning style inventories in PA education.

Christal Pham, PharmD ’11, co-authored “Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) Model at Western Diabetes Institute” with Western Diabetes Institute Executive Director Andrew S. Pumerantz, DO, that was published in the Summer 2015 edition of the California Pharmacists Association’s journal California Pharmacist.

Sarkis Arabian, DO ’05, and Arsineh Khachekian, DO ’11, were among the authors who published “Pulmonary Lymphangitic Carcinomatosis From Metastatic Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Case Report” in the May 2015 issue of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.


Albert Bach PharmD

Albert Bach, PharmD ’12, suggests treating specific symptoms when you get a cold in a recent Orange County Register article.