Dr. Robert B. Goldberg, dean of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) in New York, has announced the appointment of Joseph R. Maldonado, Jr., M.D., MBA, DipEBHC to the post of assistant clinical dean.
“Our entire medical school community, including our Clinical Dean Dr. Zebulon Taintor, is excited and enthusiastic about having Dr. Maldonado join our clinical education team,” said Dean Goldberg. “Dr. Maldonado is committed to helping TouroCOM meet its mission of increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, and to help us achieve excellence in clinical medicine.”
New York’s first new medical school in nearly three decades, TouroCOM opened in Harlem in fall 2007 with a mission to improve medical care in the Harlem community, increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine, and to train physicians committed to practicing primary care medicine in underserved communities such as Harlem. Currently over 500 students are pursuing the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree at TouroCOM, a four-year program that provides solid foundations in basic and clinical sciences, along with the opportunity to learn skills that best serve patients, their families, and society.
Dr. Maldonado comes to TouroCOM from Rome, New York where he served as president of Northern New York Medical Management Services Inc. and the Mohawk Glen Urgent Care.
“I’m enthused about the opportunity to contribute to the education of medical students learning and serving in an urban underserved community,” said Dr. Maldonado. “TouroCOM’s affiliate hospitals present a rich and diverse setting in which medical students can experience a broad and comprehensive application of the osteopathic philosophy and practice. I look forward to helping to carrying out TouroCOM’s mission.”
Dr. Maldonado received his bachelor’s of science degree in chemistry from Lehman College of City University of New York and received his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his surgery and urology residency training at the Albert Einstein/Montefiore Medical Centers as well as Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Subsequently, he undertook fellowship training in urological oncology at Saint John Regional Hospital of the Dalhousie University in New Brunswick, Canada. He maintained a private practice in urology in upstate New York for 15 years before deciding to transition to academic medicine.
Dr. Maldonado also successfully pursued and received two graduate degrees from Oxford University: the master of business administration and a diploma in evidence-based health care. He successfully completed coursework for a master of science in bioethics from the Alden March Bioethics Institute of the Albany Medical College.
Dr. Maldonado serves as assistant secretary of the Medical Society of the State of New York, president-elect of the New York Urological Society and as a delegate to the American Medical Association. He is a director of the Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company, and a past president as well as founder of the Patient’s Trust IPA and Physician Organization.
Dr. Maldonado has an avid interest in health care policy, evidence-based medicine and bioethics. He has been a principal investigator in the SELECT Trial and has authored, co-authored and presented numerous medical papers.