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Dr. Mitchell Forman

Dr. Mitchell Forman,

Mitchell D. Forman, DO, is an Osteopathic physician and the Founding Dean and Professor of Medicine at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine.   Dr. Forman has a very active part-time clinical practice in Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases.

Dr. Forman is the product of the public education system of New York City and graduated from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1969. He completed his D.O. degree at the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1973.

Subsequently, he completed an internship and an internal medicine residency at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital.   In 1979 he completed a university based rheumatology fellowship at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital. He remained on the teaching faculty of Downstate Medical Center until he moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1992 as a rheumatology faculty member at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He remained there for 12 years and was promoted to Associate Dean and subsequently Vice President for Student Affairs. While in Texas, Dr. Forman was the Director of Rheumatology at the Tarrant County Hospital District and a Consultant in Rheumatology for the Federal Corrections Medical Center – Bureau of Prisons and Chairman, Department of Medicine, at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. He has been on the academic faculty at either an allopathic or osteopathic medical school and actively involved in medical education at a variety of residency training programs, throughout his career.

Since arriving in Clark County in March 2004, he has been awarded the President’s Award by the Clark County Medical Society, the Nevada State Medical Association’s Distinguished Physician of the Year Award, and the first Heroes in Healthcare Award for Education by the Nevada Business Journal. This spring he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from VEGAS, INC.’s Healthcare Headliners. Dr. Forman was awarded the 2012 ACP Nevada Chapter Laureate Award. He is a member/evaluator of the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditations. Dr. Forman has been appointed by each Governor of the State of Nevada to state committees and commissions.

On April 26, 2014, Dr. Forman will become the second D.O. in the 110-year history of the Nevada State Medical Association to be elected President. He is also past-president of the Clark County Medical Society, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Health Insight, and the Treasurer of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He is board certified in Rheumatology and the past Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. Dr. Forman is a Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Osteopathic Internists. He was honored to receive the 2008 Internist of the Year Award from the ACOI.

Dr Forman was appointed to the American College of Physicians Postgraduate/Chapter Education Committee for the 2013-14 term, and reappointed to a 2nd term. Dr. Forman is only the second Nevadan to serve on an ACP National Committee.

In November 2013, The American College of Physicians (ACP) voted to elect Dr. Mitchell Forman to Mastership in the American College of Physicians. Dr. Forman becomes the first practicing physician in the state of Nevada to ever receive this honor. The first Mastership in the ACP was presented in 1923. Mastership is conferred only on a very select number of candidates around the country who are deemed distinguished through the practice of internal medicine and represent the qualities of strength of character, integrity, bravery, perseverance, compassion, devotion, steadiness and clinical competence. Emphasis is placed on the candidate’s service as a mentor, advocacy for quality in internal medicine, a commitment to social justice, deep interest in people, and the creation of communities of medicine. Additionally, candidates receiving this honor must be deemed a “citizen physician,” educational innovator, humanist, and learner-teacher who inspires others to seek high standards and excellence in the specialty of internal medicine.

He and his wife, Pearl, live in Henderson, Nevada, and are founders of the Allegro Classical Guitar Society, of which he is the President, and a Classical Guitar Series in partnership with UNLV.