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,

Thoracic Surgeon

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.