The College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP), the first
college within the family of colleges at Western University of Health
Science, is committed to continuing its role to be a leader in
osteopathic medical education.
COMP has organized a new advisory board
to provide input and guidance on its growth, development and research
plans. The COMP Advisory Board will be comprised of key alumni and
health care executives who all bring tremendous expertise garnered in
both academia and industry. In addition, the COMP Advisory Board will
provide a unique window into the latest arena of technology currently
taking place in the heath care field.
The COMP Advisory Board includes:
John Landsberger, DO,COMP ’82
Dr. James Dearing, COMP ’84
Dr. Michael Krasnow, COMP ’85
Steven Davis, DO, COMP ’85
David Sherman, Director, Sonosite
Linda Crans, retired, Beckman Coulter
Dr. J. Mario Molina, President, Molina Healthcare
Raymond Cohen, CEO, Cardiac Science
Clark Todd, CEO, Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
June Collison, CEO, Arrowhead Regional Hospital
Richard Gisi, MD, Vice President, Queen of the Valley Hospital
Norman Vinn, DO, Chief Medical Officer, House Call Doctors Medical Group
Mitch Morris, MD, Executive Vice President, First Consulting Group
Gene Barduson, CEO, Alteer Corporation
Todd Davis, Staffing Manager, Health Net
Ben A. Singer, Sr. Vice President, Fischer Health
Bruce Stewart, CEO, Arrowhead Research Corporation
Ancel Rodgers, MD, President Wesley Vines Jr. M.D. Medical Society,
Hugh Scott, DO, RADM, USN (ret), Northrop Grumman Medical Advsior
Joseph C. Gambone, DO, Professor, Emeritus, UCLA
Timothy Blek, Vice Chairman, Radlink,
Jeff Heatherington, Executive Director, Physicians & Surgeons of Oregon
Ernest C. Levister, MD, Wesley Vines Jr. M.D. Medical Society
Ron Bangasser, M.D. Beaver Medical Group
“”The formation of the COMP Advisory Board is another major step forward
in making the college a leader in medical education a reality,”” said Dr.
Clint E. Adams, dean of COMP. “”It’s an honor to have professionals of
this caliber join our advisory board.””
The Advisory Board met for the first time on Friday, April 22, 2006, and
will meet again in September.
COMP admitted its charter class of 36 students in 1978, and classes began
on October 2. This occasion marked the successful culmination of efforts
begun in 1974 by the State Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
of California, “”to seek the establishment of osteopathic medicine in the
State of California.”” The charter class graduated on June 13, 1982.
Today over 2,000 students attend the five colleges at the university.