Thomas McWilliams, D.O., FACOFP, ’76
SOMA’s founding associate dean takes over as interim dean for Dr. Wood, who will serve as the university’s new senior vice president – academic affairs.
What he brings to the position: A KCOM alumnus, Dr. McWilliams was an associate professor at KCOM for eight years, serving as regional dean for the Missouri Rural Region, section chief for Primary Care, department chair for Family Medicine, and numerous other roles. He has been the founding associate dean for two new osteopathic colleges. Having re-joined ATSU in 2006 as the second person hired at SOMA, Dr. McWilliams has been instrumental in the implementation of SOMA’s innovative curricular model. He has amassed a wide range of experience in and out of higher education, including four fellowships, extensive study overseas, and many years in different capacities as a physician in Alaska, including frontier medicine experiences in remote parts of Kodiak Island and the Aleutians. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and his D.O. degree from KCOM.
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