SPARTANBURG, SC - The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) is pleased to announce that its current Dean, Timothy J. Kowalski, DO, FACN, has accepted a promotion as Vice Provost for Professional and Public Affairs at the College. Dr. Kowalski will assume his new position as of January 1, 2020.
Succeeding Dr. Kowalski as Dean will be Matthew D. Cannon, DO, who now serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Cannon is working alongside Dr. Kowalski currently as Vice Dean to create a smooth leadership transition this fall. With his academic medicine experience and passionate commitment to humanitarian service, VCOM’s President and Provost, Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO stated that she is confident that Dr. Cannon is well suited to lead the campus as Dean of VCOM–Carolinas.
VCOM is four-year medical school with campuses in Virginia, South Carolina and Alabama – with a fourth campus scheduled to open in August 2020, in Louisiana. VCOM will soon become the main source for primary care physicians for the Appalachian and Delta regions as well as the entire southeast United States – a region that suffers a severe shortage in primary care. With the ability to provide a significant impact on health care in this region comes the responsibility to impact policy in the public and professional arenas. Dr. Kowalski, with his experience as Dean of VCOM–Carolinas campus, as a member of the AACOM Board, and now and as member of the AOA Board of Trustees, was the most logical choice to lead the College in these endeavors.