UIW is proud to announce the selection of the founding dean of its School of Osteopathic Medicine, Robyn Phillips-Madson, DO, MPH. Most recently, Madson has been the dean and chief academic officer at the Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Wash., where she had previously taught and served as chair of the Department of Clinical Medicine and assistant dean of clinical sciences.
Madson has a BS in pharmacy from the University of Washington, Seattle, and received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University, Lansing, Mich. She is board certified in family practice and most recently completed a master’s in public health at Nova Southeastern University, Fla. She completed the Health Policy Fellowship Certificate program with the American Osteopathic Association in 2006.
In addition to her extensive academic experience, Madson has been a hospital pharmacist, practiced as a solo family physician in Seattle, and served as the medical director of the Lake Forest Park Medical Clinic in Seattle. She was the recipient of the 2007 Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation Founder’s Award in recognition of her professional and personal commitment to osteopathic medicine and to quality-of-life health care for the people of Guatemala. She was the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association 2007 Physician of the Year.
The foundation of all of her medical accomplishments is a warm and caring personality that impressed all who met her at UIW.
“It is the belief and hope of the university administration that Dr. Madson will lead the effort to inspire a new generation of doctors to serve with the same enthusiasm and dedication that has motivated her throughout her medical career. We welcome Dr. Madson to our community and to San Antonio and commit to supporting her in the enormous task of creating a distinctive and quality osteopathic medical school for South Texas,” said UIW Chancellor and Chair of the Search Committee Dr. Denise Doyle.