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Clinton Adams, DO, MPA, FACHE


Professor of Family Medicine

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: cadams@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-706-3938 |

Education

  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, Master of Public Administration (HealthCare Emphasis), 1996-1998
  • Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Chicago, IL, Doctor of Osteopathy, 1972-1976
  • Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH , Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 1968-1972

Certification

  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2001, recertified 2008
  • Diplomat, American College of Healthcare Executives, 1995
  • Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology, 1992
  • Diplomat, American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians, 1982
  • Fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians, 1991
  • Diplomat, American Board of Family Physicians, 1981, July 1986 (expired)
  • Certified Radiation Health Officer, 1984
  • Certified Naval Hyperbaric Medicine, 1978
  • Certified Undersea Medicine Officier, 1978

Military Experience

United States Navy
Physician and Senior Healthcare Administrator

 

Rank: Rear Admiral (2001)

  • Command Surgeon, United States Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, VA, 2002-2005
  • Command Surgeon, Allied Command for Transformation (NATO), Norfolk, VA, 2002-2005
  • Command Surgeon, United States Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, VA, 2002-2005
  • Director, TRICARE Mid-Atlantic Region, Norfolk, VA, 2000-2002
  • Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Center , Portsmouth, VA, 2000-2002
  • Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Hospital, Naples, Italy, 1999-2000
  • Commanding Officer, U. S. Naval Hospital, Beaufort, SC, 1996-1999
  • Executive Officer, U. S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, 1995-1996
  • Director of Surgical Services, U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan , 1992-1994
  • Staff Anesthesiologist, National Naval Medical Center , Bethesda, MD, 1991-1992
  • Resident in Anesthesia, George Washington University, Washington , DC, 1998-1991
  • Office of the Attending Physician to Congress, Washington, DC , Internal Medicine, 1987-1988
  • Medical Corps Distribution Officer, Naval Military Personnel Command, Washington, DC, 1985-1987
  • USS Georgia, SSBN 728, Trident Nuclear Submarine Medical Officer, 1984-1985
  • Medical Officer, Family Practice Teaching Program, Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, CA, 1981-1984
  • Resident in Family Practice, U. S. Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC, 1979-1981

 

Rank: Lieutenant (1976)

  • Submarine Group Six, Charleston, SC , Staff Medical Officer, 1978-1979
  • Undersea Medical Institute, Groton, CT , Student, 1977-1978
  • Intern, Doctor's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 1976-1977

Professional Experience

Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

 

  • Professor, Family Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 2005-present
  • Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 820 students, 2005-2012
  • Developed a second campus and lead construction of a 54,000 Sq. Ft. Academic facility providing for 400 additional students in Lebanon, Oregon, 2011
  • Vice President for Clinical Affairs, Western University of Health Sciences, January 2010-September 2011
  • Joint curricular administration for Colleges of Dentistry, Optometry, and Podiatric Medicine.

Awards

  • Dayton C. Miller Honorary Society, Baldwin-Wallace College, Keynote Speaker, Dec. 2011
  • AACOM - Dale Dodson Award Recipient, 2011
  • Supporter of the Year, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, 2010
  • Lifetime Service Award, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, 2008
  • Doctor of Humane Letters (HON), Western University of Health Sciences, 2005
  • Defense Superior Service Medal for distinguished service while assigned as Surgeon in Joint Forces Command, Allied Command for Transformation (NATO), Combined Fleet Forces Command 2004
  • Alumni Merit Award, Baldwin-Wallace College, Alumni Association, 2002
  • Defense Superior Service Medal for distinguished service while assigned as Director TRICARE
  • Mid-Atlantic Region and Commanding Officer Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 2002
  • Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2001
  • Legion of Merit for distinguished service as Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital, Naples, Italy, 2000
  • Key to the City, Beaufort, SC 1999
  • Legion of Merit for distinguished service as Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital, Beaufort, SC, 1999
  • Legion of Merit for distinguished service as Executive Officer, Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan, 1996
  • Navy Commendation Medal for distinguished service to Naval Military Personnel Command, 1987
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1982
  • Navy Achievement Medal for distinguished service to Submarine Group Six, 1979
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, Men's National Honorary Fraternity, Baldwin-Wallace College, 1971

Organizations

Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California, 2005-Present

 

  • Ex-Officio Member Board of Directors 2005-Present

California State Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians 2005-Present

 

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 2005-Present

 

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

 

  • Dean's Advisory Board, 2005-Present
  • Member of Executive Steerings Committee, 2009-Present
  • Member of Finance Committee, 2008-Present

California Medical Association

 

  • Member, Los Angeles County Medical Association, Board of Directors 2008-Present
  • Member, San Bernardino County Medical Association, Board of Directors 2008-Present

Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Life Member, 1999

 

United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, Parent Membership, 2001-Present

 

American Osteopathic Association 1976-Present

 

  • Member, Commission on Osteopathic Postgraduate Training, 2008-Present
  • Delegate, Annual House of Delegates, 1982-1987, 1989, 2005 - 2010
  • Member, Standing Committee on The Impaired Physician, 1987-1992
  • Member, Task Force on Bioterrorism, 2001-2002
  • Member, Council on International Medical Education and Affairs, 2001-2003
  • Committee Co-Chair, 20th Annual Osteopathic Medical Education Conference, January 2010
  • Co-Chair, 21st Annual Osteopathic Medical Education Leadership Conference, January 2011

American College of Healthcare Executives, 1994-Present

 

  • Chief Executive Forum

Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Life Member, 1978

 

  • President, 1985-1986
  • Annual Scientific Seminar Program Director (31 CME hours) 1983 and 1992
  • Secretary-Treasurer, 1982-1985

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, 2004-Present

Committees

  • Dean's Council, Western University of Health Sciences, 2005
  • Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Surgeon General , United States Navy, 2000-2004
  • Joint Chief of Staff Combatant Surgeons Working Group, JCS, 2002-2004
  • Theater Functional Steering Committee, DoD Health Affairs, 2002-2004
  • Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP), Naval Medicine, 2002-2004
  • Force Health Protection Working Group, Chairman, DEPSECDEF Directed, 2004
  • Fleet Forces Type Command, Medical Executive Committee, Chairman, 2002-2004
  • Military Medical Readiness Review, ASD (HA) Directed, 2004
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School Strategic Planning Committee, Norfolk, VA, 2001-2002
  • TRICARE Lead Agent Regional Directors, ASD (HA), 2000-2003

Publication

  • "Osteopathic Approach to Implementing and Promoting Interprofessional Education" Mackintosh, S.E., Adams, C.E., Singer-Chang, G., & Hruby, R.J. Journal of American Osteopathic Association, Vol. 111(4), 206-212, April 2011
  • Keynote Speaker: Veteran of the Year, Albany Commemorative Association, November 11, 2010 
  • Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians, Annual Scientific Seminar, Host at Western University of Health Sciences, 2010
  • "The Health Care Team," Adams, C.E., Graduation Speech, College of Allied Health and Graduate College of Nursing, Pasadena, California, Western University of Health Sciences, May 11, 2006
  • "Who Needs Doctors Anyway," Adams, C.E., Graduation Speech, Pasadena, California, Western University of Health Sciences, May 13, 2005
  • "To Continue the Dream," Adams, C.E., Humanism in the Health Sciences, Spring 2005
  • "The Osteopathic Physician Education at Western University," American Health Journal Interview, Public Broadcasting Television series, March, 2005
  • "Transforming Medical Care in the Joint World", Adams CE, Military Medical/NBC Technology, Volume 8, Issue 5, 2004
  • "Undersea Medicine's Future", Adams CE, presentation to Naval Undersea Medicine Institute, Groton, CT, June 2004
  • "Submarines Today and Yesterday", presentation to Southwestern Submarine Veterans Association Annual Meeting, Laughlin, NV, May 2004
  • "The Transformation of Military Medicine", presentation to Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Academic Conference, April, 2004
  • "Advanced Joint Health Service Support and Sea Basing Concept", Adams CE and Upham WJ, Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, April 2004
  • Commencement Address, Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, May 2002
  • "State of Command and Regional Update", presentation Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, November, 2002
  • "Change of Command Address", Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA, August, 2000
  • "State of Command Address", Naples, Italy, August, 2000
  • "State of Command Address", Beaufort, SC, August, 1999
  • "Old Glory", presentation on Flag Day, Beaufort, SC, 1998
  • "Change of Command Address", Beaufort, SC, July, 1996
  • Speaker: "VIP Medicine", Scientific Seminar, Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, Mar 1988
  • "Promoting the "Whole Physician's Well Being: The Experience of a Support Group for Family Practice Residents", Family Practice Research Journal, Vol. 2, No. 4, Summer, 1983