MESA, Ariz. – A.T. Still University (ATSU) is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Kay Kalousek as the new dean of the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (SOMA).

“We are very pleased that Dr. Kalousek will join ATSU as dean of the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona,” said Dr. Douglas L. Wood, Senior Vice President-Academic Affairs and founding dean of SOMA.  “Her extensive experience in medical education will guide her as dean and will help her continue to move SOMA in a positive direction.”

Kay Kalousek, D.O., M.S., AAHIVS, FACOFP, is currently the associate dean for academic and student affairs for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif. She earned the D.O. degree from COMP, where she additionally serves as an associate professor of family medicine. As a frequent academic lecturer, Dr. Kalousek presents on a variety of health topics, including “Clinical Care of the HIV-infected Patient” and “Health Care for Minority Groups.”

“Dr. Kalousek will continue on the path of innovation and excellence as the new dean of SOMA. She will work closely with our other deans to help ATSU educate highly competent and compassionate healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Jack Magruder, ATSU president.  “She will be an excellent leader, and we are fortunate to have her join our university.”

In addition to her wide university-level background, Dr. Kalousek brings considerable clinical expertise to the dean’s position.  She has been a consulting and supervising physician in a medical group and clinic and holds staff membership in a West Covina, Calif., hospital.  She also has engaged in numerous volunteer activities to provide free medical care for the homeless.

“Dr.Kalousek brings significant educational experience and a passion for serving underserved populations to ATSU,” adds Dr. Craig Phelps, executive vice president for strategic initiatives and ATSU President-designate. “We welcome her to the ATSU family, and we look forward to working together.”

 Dr. Kalousek will assume her duties of Dean of ATSU-SOMA on July 1, taking over from Interim Dean Dr. Thomas McWilliams.