Luke Mortensen, PhD

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Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, most recently served as Vice President and Chair of Medical Education at the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) where he engaged with association member colleges to promote excellence in osteopathic medical education throughout the educational continuum by facilitating collaboration, providing services through constituent group activities, and developing resources for osteopathic medical education professionals.

Prior to his work with AACOM, he was a tenured faculty member at Des Moines University where he taught clinical pharmacology, toxicology, and physiology for seventeen years while also serving in administration to develop and provide basic science and clinical professional development to both faculty and residents in a variety of health care professions. 

Luke’s academic interests include interprofessional education and practice as a modality for the planning and implementation of workshop institutes for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) which seeks to promote and encourage efforts that would advance substantive interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future clinicians for team-based care of patients.

He received his doctoral training at Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan and post-doctoral experience at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and a Fellow of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators.