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Alan D. Cundari, DO, MSHPE

Alan D. Cundari, DO, MSHPE

Chair Emeritus, Professor of Department of Family Medicine

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

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

  • License

    California State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, 1986

    New Mexico Board of Osteopathic Medicine, 1987

    National Certification of Physician Assistant, 1979

  • Professional Experience

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

    Chair:Department of Family Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific -1999 - 2015

    Medical Director:Western University Medical Center - 1999 - 2007

    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

    Lifetime Acheivement Award, Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California - 2015

    Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold DOC award - 2014

    Educator of the Year Award, American Osteopathic Foundation - 2012

    Pumerantz LifetimeFellow of ExcellenceAward - 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

  • Publications

    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