Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Robert Hasty

Not long ago, before coming to Campbell University from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Robert Hasty noticed his students turning to websites like Wikipedia for the answers to some of curriculum’s more difficult questions.

Hasty was curious about the reliability of a site like Wikipedia, which can be edited by anybody, from a doctor of 40-plus years to a first-year medical student (or anybody else, really).

Hasty and some of this residents launched a study on the authenticity of the site, and their work will be the first of its kind published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association in its May edition. His work will also be featured in the upcoming spring edition of Campbell Magazine.

In 2013, Hasty became the vice president of medical education and the regional associate dean for Campbell’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.

Hasty attended the University of Miami, where he completed his undergraduate studies with honors as a triple science major in biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry and biology in 1996. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) at Nova Southeastern in Florida in 2000.

He subsequently trained at Mt. Sinai Medical Center where he completed his training in internal medicine while receiving the Resident of the Year award for three straight years as well as receiving the Howard Kane Resident of the Year. He was the first osteopathic physician ever to win that award in over 40 years of academic medical training at Mt. Sinai.

Dr. Hasty had what he described as a “calling” to become an academic physician and joined NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in March 2005. He served as the Founding Program Director of the Palmetto General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program and helped develop several other graduate medical education programs. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the Internal Medicine Department at NSU.

In addition to his current duties at Campbell, Hasty is the vice president of medical education at Southeastern Health. In this role, Hasty is responsible for oversight of medical education programs including medical students, internships and residency training programs in conjunction with Campbell’s med school.

Hasty lives in Hopes Milles with his wife, Christine, and their young daughter, Sammie.

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