Tracy J. Farnsworth, EdD, MHSA, MBA, FACHE

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Dr. Tracy J Farnsworth was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in October 2016. He has served as Director and Associate Dean of the School of Health Professions, Division of Health Sciences, Idaho State University (ISU) since 2010. Farnsworth is an Associate Professor in the Health Care Administration (HCA) program at ISU and served previously as HCA Program Director.

Dr. Farnsworth is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He also received graduate degrees in Business and Health Services Administration from Arizona State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at ISU. In 2014 Farnsworth received the Kole-McGuffey Prize for excellence in education research, and in 2016 was given the J. Warren Perry Distinguished Author Award by the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.

Prior to his transition to higher education Dr. Farnsworth assumed various executive level appointments with Intermountain Healthcare, Catholic Healthcare West, the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute, and other public and private healthcare systems.

A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dr. Farnsworth has written and spoken widely on subjects related to hospital and health systems performance improvement, healthcare reform, medical education, healthcare leadership/governance, and interprofessional education/collaboration. 

Farnsworth has been active in his church and community, including the Boy Scouts of America, where he received the Silver Beaver award in 2009. Tracy and his wife Michelle are the parents of four children and ten grandchildren.