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Faculty and Staff

Listed below are the full-time faculty members in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. A number of community physicians also participate as adjunct professors.

All faculty members keep an open door policy for student access. Although every student is assigned a faculty advisor to help with problems or questions, any faculty member is available for help with a course question. No specific office hours are kept as instructors are available throughout the school day. Many basic sciences faculty members have research laboratories. Students with an interest in research are encouraged to participate in projects.

Benzoni, Thomas-55367

Thomas Benzoni

D.O., EM, AOBEM, FACEP

Hilgerson, Alan-54772

Alan Hilgerson

D.O., FACP, FACOI

Hirsch, Norma-54815

Norma Hirsch

MD, FAAHPM, FAAP, DHL

Hoff, Gary-39342

Gary Hoff

D.O., FACOI, FACC

Klock, G. Bradley-39341

G. Bradley Klock

D.O., F.A.A.O.

Metts, Michael-39375

Michael Metts

D.O., FAAP, FACOP

Olesen, Kaaren-39347

Kaaren Olesen

D.O., M.S.

Bret Ripley, D.O., FACOFP, FPLI

Bret Ripley

D.O., FACOFP, FPLI

Shah, Yogesh-39350

Yogesh Shah

M.D., M.P.H., FAAFM

Associate Dean of Global Health
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Tabassum Taqi

Tabassum Taqi

M.D.

Assistant Professor and Course Co-Director of Clinical Medicine
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Admission Staff

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