Associate dean for clinical affairs elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians

BUIES CREEK – Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, David Tolentino, DO, FACOI, has been elected to Fellowship in the American College of Physicians (ACP).

ACP is a national organization of internists, the largest medical-specialty organization, and second-largest physician group in the United States with 148,000.  Internists are physician specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.  Dr. Tolentino was elected upon the recommendation of peers and the review of ACP’s Credentials Subcommittee.

Dr. Tolentino joined CUSOM as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in May 2016. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, he received a Doctor of Osteopathy from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002.  Dr. Tolentino completed his Internal Medicine residency at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio where he served as Chief resident 2004-05.

Before joining the Campbell medical faculty, he served as Executive Assistant Dean for Clinical Education at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio and Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE) Assistant Dean for Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Ohio. 

Dr. Tolentino is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and was an Internal Medicine Attending Physician/Resident Service Attending at Westshore Primary Care Associates in Westlake, Ohio for 11 years.  Dr. Tolentino also served as Medical Director at the Belvedere of Westlake and Assisted Living and Rae-Ann Suburban Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation as well as Medical Advisor for Westlake Village Assisted Living/Independent Living all in Westlake, Ohio.

In addition to the ACP Fellowship, Dr. Tolentino serves on the Governor’s Advisory Council for the North Carolina chapter of the American College of Physicians and on the Southern Regional AHEC Board of Trustees.  He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Internists, American College of Physicians, American College of Physician Executives, and was very involved in the American Philippine Physicians in Ohio.