Saturday, October 24, 2009

Touro dean chosen as president of osteopathic internists group

Touro dean chosen as president of osteopathic internists group
Times-Herald staff report
Posted: 10/24/2009 01:00:44 AM PDT

Touro University's College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Michael Clearfield has been elected president of the American College of Osteopathic Internists for the 2009-10 year, the Vallejo university announced.

Clearfield is a general internist and a nationally recognized expert on lipids, cholesterol and hypertension management. He has served on the American College of Osteopathic Internists board of directors since 1999, and was elected to the top seat by members at their annual business meeting Sunday.

Clearfield assumed his Touro position in August 2006. He began his teaching career at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine/University of North Texas Health Science Center in 1979, also serving there as chairman of the department of medicine and co-director of the Heart Disease Prevention Clinic.

Clearfield also has served nationally on the American Osteopathic Association Council on Research and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, and as a representative to the National Cholesterol Education Program.

He received his doctorate in osteopathy from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1975 followed by a residency in internal medicine.

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