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Clinical Sciences

The Department of Clinical Sciences consists of the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery. Its faculty members are engaged in the development and delivery of pre-clinical and clinical curriculum. During the pre-clinical years, department faculty members work with the Office of Academic Affairs to integrate clinically relevant information with the basic medical sciences via the systems-based approach. In the clinical years, department faculty members work with the Clinical Education Department to develop clinical clerkships and curriculum. In addition to their efforts in the pre-clinical and clinical curriculum, members of the Clinical Sciences Department are also active in their respective clinical discipline and participate in research. The Mission of the Clinical Sciences Department at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) is to prepare students to become technically competent, culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate physicians who are prepared for graduate medical education, who are life long learners and will serve society by providing comprehensive, patient-centered healthcare with the distinctive osteopathic philosophy. This is accomplished through excellence in curriculum, translational research, service, osteopathic clinical practice and the enhancement of osteopathic graduate medical education. Chaya Prasad, MD is the Chair for and heads the Clinical Sciences Department. Please click on the name of the faculty member for additional information.

Portrait of Chaya Prasad, MD, MBA

Chaya Prasad, MD, MBA

Chair, Clinical Sciences Department
Associate Professor of Pathology
COMP-Pomona

cprasad@westernu.edu


Neurology

Portrait of Paul Aversano, DO

Paul Aversano, DO

Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine/Neurology
Government Relations
COMP-Northwest

paversano@westernu.edu

Portrait of David A. Clark, DO

David A. Clark, DO

Assistant Professor of Neurology
COMP-Northwest

clarkd@westernu.edu


Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/Gyn)

Portrait of Anita Nelson, MD

Anita Nelson, MD

Chair & Professor of OB/GYN
COMP-Pomona

nelsona@westernu.edu

Portrait of Joseph Gambone, DO, MPH

Joseph Gambone, DO, MPH

Clinical Professor of OB/GYN
COMP-Pomona

jgambone@westernu.edu

Pathology

Portrait of Cyrus Parsa, DO

Cyrus Parsa, DO

Chair & Professor of Pathology
COMP-Pomona

cparsa@westernu.edu

Portrait of Robert Orlando, MD

Robert Orlando, MD

Professor of Pathology
COMP-Pomona

rorlando@westernu.edu

Portrait of Jin Guo, MD

Jin Guo, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology
COMP-Pomona

jguo@westernu.edu

Portrait of Vincent Mesa, DO

Vincent Mesa, DO

Assistant Professor of Pathology
COMP-Northwest

vmesa@westernu.edu

Pediatrics

Portrait of Elisabeth Guenther, MD, MPH

Elisabeth Guenther, MD, MPH

Chair, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
COMP-Northwest

eguenther@westernu.edu

Portrait of Mariam Fahim, DO

Mariam Fahim, DO

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
COMP-Pomona

mfahim@westernu.edu

Portrait of Mary Ann Magoun, DO

Mary Ann Magoun, DO

Assistant Professor of NMM/OMM and Pediatrics
COMP-Pomona

mmagoun@westernu.edu

Portrait of Lisa Warren, DO

Lisa Warren, DO

Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
COMP-Pomona

lwarren@westernu.edu

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)

Portrait of Marcel P. Fraix, DO, MBA, FAAPMR

Marcel P. Fraix, DO, MBA, FAAPMR

Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiative & Population Health
Chair and Associate Professor, PM&R
COMP-Pomona

mfraix@westernu.edu

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Portrait of Yadi Fernandez-Sweeny, PsyD, MS, CRNA

Yadi Fernandez-Sweeny, PsyD, MS, CRNA

Chair and Associate Professor of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
COMP-Pomona

yfernandezsweeny@westernu.edu

Surgery

Portrait of Vivian Davis, DO

Vivian Davis, DO

Chair & Professor of Surgery
COMP-Pomona

vdavis@westernu.edu

Portrait of Marian Safaoui, MD

Marian Safaoui, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
COMP-Pomona

msafaoui@westernu.edu

Support Staff

Portrait of June Guerrero, BS

June Guerrero, BS

Administrative Assistant III
COMP-Pomona

jguerrero@westernu.edu