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David Connett, DO


Vice-Dean

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

E-Mail: dconnett@westernu.edu

Phone: 909-469-5264 |

Education

Rotating Internship Family Medicine- Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1984-1985
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine - Western University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 1980-1984
Masters Candidate Embryology - California State University, Fullerton, 1977-1980
Bachelors Biology/Minor Biochemistry with Honors- California State University, Fullerton, 1973-1977
 

Professional Experience

American College of Hyperbaric Medicine - Certified Hyperbarsis- Approved by the NBDHMT ( National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology) and UHMS (Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society) - July 2006
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Fellowship Family Medicine - American Osteopathic Association, 2000
Colorado Division of Workman's Compensation- Level II Certification- 1995- Recertified 1998 and 2001
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Board Certified - American Osteopathic Association, 1991 no expiration
School of Aerospace Medicine USAF, Flight Surgeon-Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas 1988
USAF Medical Center Wilford Hall- Allergy Extended Provider - San Antonio, Texas 1988
Combat Casualty Care Course- Advanced Trauma Life Support- United States Army, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas 1987, Recertification 1991, 1995, 1999


Assistant Dean Postgraduate Education and Development, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Pomona, California 2007-present
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Garden City Hospital
Garden City, Michigan 2003-2007
Medical Director Primary Care and Occupational Medicine Exempla Medical Group
Denver, Colorado, 1999-2003
Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine Physician Exempla Medical Group
Clinical practice Lakewood and Broomfield Colorado 1999-2003
Department of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration
Expert Case Review 2001-2003
Colorado Medical Board and Office of the Attorney General State of Colorado-
Case Review Witness Testimony 2000-2003
Regional Dean Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Mare Island Vallejo, Denver, Colorado, 2000-2002
Medical Director HealthOne- Columbia Primary Care Clinics and Managed Care Medical Director
Denver, Colorado, 1996-1999

Family Medicine Rocky Mountain Health Care Centers
Lakewood Colorado, clinical practice with duties Medical Director of HealthOne Columbia Medical Group, 1996-1999

HealthOne-Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Family Practice Residency Program, Program Director & Director of Medical Education, Aurora, Colorado, 1993-1996
Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center, Chairman Department of Family Medicine
Denver, Colorado, 1994-1999
Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Family Practice Residency Program, Clinic Medical Director
Commerce City, Colorado, 1993-1996
Emergency Medicine
US Army Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado, 1993-1997
Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine - Physician Kaiser Permanente 1990-1993
Full Partner in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG)
Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine Physician
Physician in Charge Minor Surgery Clinic
Physician in Charge of Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Clinic
Member of Emergency Critical Transport Team (ECT)
Department of Dermatology for routine consultation during,critical shortages
Ambulance Emergency Area, Urgent Care, Surgery Emergency and Pediatrics Emergency Room.
Flight Medicine, Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Re-activated to Active Military Status for Operation Desert Storm - 22nd Air Refueling Wing March Air Force Base deployed to Beale Air Force Base in support of the U-2/TR1 Spy Plane, 1991
Chief, Aerospace Medicine Services
Air Force Systems Command Clinic, Los Angeles Air Force Base, 1985-1990
Chief Medical Consultant for Search and Rescue Operations- Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles, 11th District Coast Guard Headquarters- Chief Medical Consultant for Search and Rescue Operations, 1985-1990
Flight Surgeon Los Angeles Air Force Base & 14 Military Airlift Squadron Norton Air Force Base, 1985-1990
Chief, Allergy and Immunizations, Clinical Laboratory, Minor Surgery Clinic in consultation with Dr. Arnold Burevitch, Chief of Dermatology Harbor Divisions, UCLA
Computer Operator and Programmer, Automated Control Laboratories- Corporate Office, 1979-1980
Computer Operator and Programmer, Fluorocarbon Corporation- Corporate Office, 1975-1979

 

Awards

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 1997 Physician of the Year - Colorado Chapter 1997
Southern California Permanente Medical Group 1992 Primary Care Award- First Family Physician to receive this award in the SCPMG for productivity and optimal use of in-patient services.
United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal - Chief Medical Consultant for Search and Rescue Operations- Created a joint military command structure utilizing Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard personnel and equipment. This joint military command serviced over 200 search and rescue missions and saved over 180 lives. 1985-1900
United States Coast Guard Commendation Medal- Outstanding support of the Los Angeles Coast Guard Air Station, 1988-1900
United States Coast Guard Unit Letter of Commendation - Unplanned search and rescue life saving event while on a routine Coast Guard surveillance mission, 1990
Federal Executives Board of Los Angeles - Distinguished Public Service Award, 1990
Sigma Sigma Phi- National Osteopathic Medical Honor Society 1981
 

Organizations

Osteopathic Physician and Surgeons of California (OPSC) - Member 2007- Present
American Osteopathic Academy of Medical Informatics (AOAMI)- Member 2004- Present
American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)- Member 2003- Present
Western University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific- President Alumni Association, 2002-2004
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine - Western University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) 1995-Present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine - Kirksville College of Osteopathic (KCOM) 2002-present
Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) Executive Committee Board Member, 2004
Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA)- Member and Delegate, Delegate to AOA, 2004-2007
Wayne County Michigan & Tri-County Osteopathic Association (WCMOA) - President Elect, Board Member, 2004-2007
Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine (CSOM) - President 2000, President Elect 1999, Vice President 1997-2003 & Trustee and Board Member 1995-Present; Currently Elected Secretary/Treasurer - Delegate to AOA
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), Colorado Chapter - President 1988-2000, National Delegate 1997-Present
Colorado Osteopathic Education Center (COEC) - Founding Board Member 1999-2003
United Health Care Quality Board, Colorado Chapter 1998 to 2003
Colorado Collaborative of Clinical Pathways (CCCP)- 1998 to 2003
Colorado Commission on Family Medicine - Trustee 1993-1996
Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) - Delegate to AOA, 1985-1990
American Osteopathic Association - National Delegate AMOPS, CSOM & MOA 1987
 

Committees

Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) - Council of Government Affairs Committee, 2004-2006
Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians Executive Committee (MAOFP) Board of Directors, Government Affairs Committee Business Affairs Committee, 2004-2006
Garden City Hospital Board of Trustees, Joint Advisory Committee, Senior Executive Committee, Medical Executive Committee, Institutional Review Board, Quality Committee, All Professional Specialty Committees, 2003-2007
Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP)- Bureau Member- AOA Hospital Accreditation Organization, ACOFP representative to this department of the American Osteopathic Association, 2000-Present
ACOFP Practice Management Committee- Member of national representative of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, 1999-Present
ACOFP Affiliate Relations Committee - Member of national representative of the American College Osteopathic Physicians, 1999-Present
ACOFP Managed Care Curriculum Committee- Chairman of national representatives of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, 1999-2001
ACOFP Managed Care Committee- Member of national representative of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, 1999-2001
Ambulatory Clinics Medical Quality Assurance Committee - Chairman; Exempla Medical Group, 1999-2003
Colorado Collaborative for Clinic Pathways- Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine; HealthOne Columbia HCA; Exempla's Representatives; Board of Directors, 1998-2003
Ambulatory Clinics Medical Quality Assurance Committee- Chairman; HealthOne Columbia Continental Division, 1994-1999
Primary Care Coalition - ACOFP Representative, 1998-2003
Utilization Review Committee- Chairman, Columbia Continental Division, 1994-1999
Medical Executive Committee- Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center, 1993-1999
Credentials Committee- Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center, 1993-1999
Family Medicine Department, Department Chairman Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center, 1993-1999
Quality Assurance Committee- Family Medicine Representative Presbyterian/ Saint Luke's Medical Center, 1993-1997
Medical Education Committee- Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center, 1993-1997
Resource Sharing Committee- Kaiser Permanente Panorama City, 1991-1993
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee- Kaiser Permanente Panorama City, 1991-1993
Narcotic Drug Utilization Committee- Kaiser Permanente Panorama City 1991-1993
Executive Committee- Los Angeles Air Force Base, 1985-1990
Quality Assurance Resource Management Committee- Los Angeles Air Force Base 1985-1990
Aerospace Medicine Executive Council, Chairman- Los Angeles Air Force Base, 1988-1990
Aerospace Medicine Quality Assurance Committee, Chairman- Los Angeles Air Force Base, 1988-1990
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee- Los Angeles Air Force Base, 1985-1990