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On Tuesday, January 12th, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center announced the appointment of Darrin D'Agostino as provost and chief academic officer.

He is currently the executive dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and vice provost of Health Affairs for Kansas City University.

D'Agostino previously served as associate dean of Community Health and and Innovation and professor of medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He was chairman of the Department of Medicine for 8 years.

TTUHSC President Lori Rice-Spearman says that D'Agostino brings experiences from his current position along with his consistent record of relevant accomplishments from many organizations during his career. To quote Rice-Spearman:

I’m excited to have Dr. D’Agostino join the university leadership team [...] TTUHSC has much to offer our faculty and students and Dr. D’Agostino will fill a pivotal role in our future academic endeavors

D'Agostino began his career at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut as an associate director in the Department of Medicine. While there, he became program director for the Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He then became the director of medical education and helped develop the osteopathic graduate medical education expansion in Connecticut.

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