WesternU Home » Faculty & Staff bios

Alan D. Cundari, DO, MSHPE


Chair and Professor of Department of Family Medicine

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: acundari@westernu.edu

Phone: 909/469-5670 | Join year: 1990

Education

Western Univeristy of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

     Masters of Science in Health Professions Education, 1992
 
Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA

     Docotor of Osteopathic Medicine, 1985

Marshfield Medical Foundation, Marshfield, WI
     Physician Assistant, 1979
 

University of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM

   Associate of Science, 1977

 

Certification

American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, 1994

Professional Experience

 

Chair: Department of Family Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - 1999 - Present 

Medical Director: Western University Medical Center - 1999 - 2007

Professor of Family Medicine: Department of Family Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - 2002 - Present

Associate Professor:  Department of Family Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - 1995 - 2002

Director of Medical Education:  Physicial Assistant Program, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Allied Health - 1990 - 2012 

Assistant Professor:  Department of Family Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - 1990 - 1995

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Department of Family Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - 1988 - 1990

 

 

 

Military Experience

United States Air Force, 1971 - 1975

Work Site

Western University Patient Care Center, Pomona, CA - 1988 - present

Valley Family Care Medical Group, North Hollywood, CA - 1987 - 1990

Heights General Hospital, Albuquerque, NM - 1985 - 1986

Drs. Matthew Rounsville & C.D. Milligan General Practice, Albuquerque, NM  1979 - 1981

Teaching Experience

Differential Diagnosis - Physician Assistant Class

Essentials of Clinical Medicine III & IV, OSM-II

Philosophy

Continue asking questions until a student runs out of answers, then direct them to the resources needed, or advise them on what they can do to enhance and improve their knowledge and skills.  This is always done with encouragement and a reminder not to get down on themselves just because they didn't know an answer.

Awards

Arnold P. GOld Foundation Gold DOC award - 2014

Educator of the Year Award, American Osteopathic Foundation - 2012

Pumerantz LifetimeFellow of Excellence Award - 2009

Distinguished Alumni Award, Western University of Health Sciences - 2004

Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California Most Valuable Physician - 2000

Chaffey Joint Union High School Community Service Award - 1998 - 1999

Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California Rookie of the Year - 1993

Facilitator of the Year Award, COMPSEA, Western University of Health Sciences - 1988 - 1989

Organizations

American Osteopathic Association, 1990 - present

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, 1991 - present

Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California; Secretary/Treasurer/Board Member - 1999 - 2001

Osteopathic Medical Board of California; Special Consultant/State License Examiner, 1989 - 2004

Osteopathic Medical Board of California; Governor appointed board member, 2001 - 2003

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 1997 - present

Los Angeles County Osteopathic Medical Association President, 1992 - 1994

Los Angeles County Osteopathic Medical Association Treasurer, 1989 - present

Committees

Chair, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Family Medicine Department, 2002 - 2004

Vice Chair, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Family Practice Department, 2000 - 2002

Chair, Medical Records Committee, Doctor's Hospital Montclair Medical Center, 2002 - 2004

Vice Chair, Family Practice Department, Doctor's Hospital Montclair Medical Center, 1999 - 2002

Publication

2011 - "Shingles in Immune Competent Patients", Southern California Clinician, Vol. 5, No. 1; Cundari, Alan D., DO, MSHPE; Alexander, Nancy, PA; Hilal, Tariq, OMS-IV

2007 - "Physician Assistants and Pharmacists: The 3 P's of an Interdisciplinary Model of Primay Care", STFM Presentation: Inter-disciplinary Model of Primary Care; Cundari, Alan D., DO, MSHPE;

2003 - "Inclusion of Evidence-based Medicine in Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Suggestions for Implementing Evidence-based Medicine into Osteopathic  Medical Schools Curricula", Journal of American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 103, No. 11; Cundari, Alan D., DO; Ker, Nathan, OMS-IV

2000 - "Faculty Workload Assessment Proves to be Beneficial", Family Medicine p. 155; Cundari, Alan D., DO, MS; Singer-Chang, Gail, PsyD