Who we are and what we do:

OPTI-West is a graduate medical education consortium that provides institutional support and oversight to ACGME and AOA accredited residency and fellowship training programs in partnership with academic sponsors and teaching hospitals. The mission is to promote an ideal environment for residents and fellows to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to achieve the highest level of professional and personal accomplishments.  Our programs are committed to providing excellent post-doctoral education through collaboration, inter-professional team work, and development of life long skills to become highly valued physician leaders in their communities.

OPTI-West collaborates with our academic partners to provide graduate medical education resources for residents, faculty, and program leaders.  In addition, for those training programs with Osteopathic recognition tools and resources are available to enrich and educate those resident, fellow, and practicing physicians on the foundation of osteopathic philosophy and manipulative techniques.

OPTI-West provides the following services:

  • ACGME Accreditation Initiation and Maintenance
  • ACGME and AOA Accreditation Oversight
  • Osteopathic Recognition Application Support
  • Annual Program Evaluation and Planning Support
  • Phone Consultation
  • Professional Development
  • Curricular Development Support


Designated Institutional Officer – Lisa Warren, DO Regional Executive Director/Institutional Review Coordinator – Lisa Ross, MS TAGME

Governing Board

The Governing Board of OPTI West role is to maintain authority over and responsibility for the sponsoring institution and each of its ACGME accredited programs through review of educational and financial status reports, engagement in strategic planning, and establishes, reviews, alters, reduces, or discontinues educational policies and programs. The following members currently serve on the Governing Board:

    • DIO OPTI West
    • Regional Executive Director/Institutional Review Coordinator
    • Chairperson of OPTI West GMEC
    • Representative from Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Representative from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Representative from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Regional DME