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Physicina Assistant Trang Sparks and third-year COMP student Alice Wang examine a “patient” wearing proper PPE during the pandemic.. “Patient” is Margie Rivera.

Faculty, Staff & Departments

Faculty, Staff & Departments

The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) and COMP-Northwest’s Faculty and Staff are a diverse group of dedicated individuals committed to understanding each of our student’s personal and professional goals to help assure their academic success. They stand ready to guide each student throughout this exciting journey of becoming a competent, compassionate, caring, lifelong learner.

The faculty and staff role model these attributes through their engagement in pursuing research, clinical practice and faculty development opportunities setting an example of lifelong learning and personal professional growth.

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) Associate Professor Vishwanath Venketaraman, PhD, shows off a textbook featuring collaborative efforts with COMP students from left, Parveen Hussain, Judy Ly, Leslie Gonzalez and Alexis Alejandre


Our faculty members focus on inclusive teamwork at all levels to assure our students are prepared to provide expert, inclusive, value-based care. Because we attract diverse students, faculty, staff, and administrators that thrive in an environment of humanistic health care education, our university culture creates the context for a nurturing and supportive environment. Students can expect to graduate from the institution having made deep, personal relationships within the university community.