Joseph S. DeGaetano, DO, MSEd, FAAFP, FACOFP First Vice President
Dr. Joseph De Gaetano graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the New York Institute of Technology in 1989. He is a 1992 graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) in Old Westbury, New York. He earned a Masters degree in medical education from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida in December 2005.
Dr. De Gaetano completed his family medicine residency training at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia in 1995. He served as Chief resident for this program. Dr. DeGaetano served on active duty in the U.S. Army Medical Corps between 1992 and 1999. He is board certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.
Currently, Dr. De Gaetano serves as a Professor of Family Medicine and the Associate Dean for Clinical Curriculum and Graduate Medical Education and the Executive Director for the Consortium in Excellence in Medical Education (OPTI) at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr DeGaetano has received many awards for academic and administrative accomplishment during his career to include the Parke-Davis Teacher Development Award, induction into the AOA’s mentors’ hall of fame, the Sigma Sigma Phi national honorary osteopathic fraternity for service to the osteopathic profession and the Florida Society of the ACOFP’s Educator of the Year Award. He has also attended the Harvard Macy Institute program for Leaders in Medical Education. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He also has served as the President of the Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and is a past President of the Broward County Osteopathic Medical Association.
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