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David Connett, DO, FACOFP


David Connett, DO, FACOFP dist. is the Vice Dean and Professor of Family Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.  Dr. Connett serves on the Board of Governors for the national organization of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the past President of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians-California, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California.  
Dr. Connett is the former Vice President - Chief Medical Officer of Garden City Hospital in Michigan which is a 250 bed medical center with 13 post graduate training programs.Prior to this he was the Medical Director of the outpatient healthcare facilities for Columbia HCA in Denver Colorado having management oversight of 27 clinics with 72 physicians providing the leadership for reform for both financial and quality oversight.  Dr. Connett served as the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver Colorado.During his 11 years in Colorado Dr. Connett was also a consultant to the medical board as an expert on the practice of family medicine.  He was also a consultant for the Department of Justice for management of chronic pain patients.  Dr. Connett also serves as a national consultant for residency development to over 85 hospitals for which he has provided financial consultation and development strategies for graduate medical education residency and fellowship training programs.
Dr. Connett is a graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Western University of Healthcare Sciences in 1984 and had his postgraduate training at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and is currently board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine and earned his Distinguished Fellowship by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Over the past 34 years of clinical practice Dr. Connett has practiced family medicine, currently in Rancho Cucamonga, emergency medicine and aerospace medicine serving as a flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. Dr. Connett is also a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and served in the United States Air Force for five years as a family physician and flight surgeon.