Following an extensive, nationwide search, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Mohr, DO, MS, FACOI, FAOGME, as its new Dean and Chief Academic Officer, effective October 21, 2019.
Dr. Mohr is currently serving as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine in San Antonio, Texas. He is the Executive Director and the Designated Institutional Officer for the Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research. He holds the rank of Full Professor of Internal Medicine.
Previously, he served in senior roles at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Colorado, including Department Chair of Specialty Medicine, Curriculum Committee Chairman, Vice Dean and Acting Dean. Before his experience at Rocky Vista University, Dr. Mohr served as Division Chief and Associate Professor at Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
In addition to serving on the founding faculty for two new osteopathic medical schools, Dr. Mohr was the founding director of a residency program and two new GME Consortia. He has led the efforts to secure nearly $10M in grants and contracts over the years, and has participated in the development and launch of more than 25 new residency programs.
Dr. Mohr practiced full-spectrum primary care internal medicine for 10 years in Michigan through the MSU HealthTeam, and has continued to maintain a part-time clinical practice as a hospitalist in medically underserved regions. He received his D.O. degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, and earned a B.S. in biology and M.S. in neurobiology and physiology at Purdue University.
“Dr. Mohr’s collaborative leadership style and vision for advancing ICOM, his experience as a practicing physician, and his many accomplishments in advancing both undergraduate and graduate medical education make him extremely well suited to assume the vigorous and challenging duties of Dean/CAO,” said Dr. Tracy J. Farnsworth, ICOM President.
“I am honored to be selected to work with the outstanding team of faculty and staff at ICOM,” Dr. Mohr said. “Their dedication and commitment to providing the highest quality education for ICOM’s students is inspiring. I am impressed by the support and engagement of the community who understands the importance of ICOM in improving access to excellent medical care. ICOM’s students are well-positioned to make a real difference in the health of the communities in the Mountain West region and beyond. This is an exciting time for the ICOM family, and I am humbled to be asked to serve as ICOM’s next Dean.”
The appointment of Dr. Mohr comes after a multi-month search that sought feedback from well-respected external leaders in the osteopathic medical community, ICOM academic and administrative leaders and students, as well as key stakeholders in the Idaho medical/health care community. The search process focused on candidates who could fulfill the mission of ICOM to produce the high-quality physicians of the future for Idaho and the Mountain West, with an emphasis on primary care for medically underserved areas.
“We believe Dr. Mohr will bring excellent qualities and experience to his role as Dean and Chief Academic Officer,” said Chet Burrell, Chairman of ICOM’s Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working closely with him in carrying out our mission.”