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Provost Darrin D'Agostino

Meet the Provost

Darrin D’Agostino, D.O., MPH, MBA serves as Provost and Chief Academic Officer for TTUHSC since 2021. He is a NY College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate, completed his Internal Medicine Residency, his MPH, and fellowship in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine through the University of Connecticut Health Science Center. Darrin began his career at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and was the Associate Director of Ambulatory Medicine as well as the program director for the Osteopathic Internal Medicine residency for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  He eventually became the Director of Medical Education for the university and helped develop the Graduate Medical Education expansion in the state of Connecticut for the American Osteopathic Association.  Dr. D’Agostino’s clinical practice focused on underserved populations and public health challenges in pain and addiction, diabetes, and mental health.  His research priorities focused on clinically based interventions and community-focused care. During his time in Connecticut, D’Agostino was appointed to the Governor’s task force to develop the Connecticut prescription monitoring program still in use today.

Dr. D’Agostino has focused on population and public health and the safe delivery of health care through innovation and education. He believes that a paradigm shift in current medical education is occurring and that pre-doctoral education must embrace innovation and the exploration of new clinical applications in order to enhance the patient experience, as well as create safe and healthy communities.

As Provost, D’Agostino oversees the university's academic mission, including chairing the Academics Council. In this role, he has a collaborative presence on all TTUHSC campuses to promote TTUHSC values, lead and mentor team members, anticipate and guide appropriate strategic responses to issues and challenges, grow and transform academic priorities and embrace innovative, effective technologies with an overarching goal of creating synergistic efforts throughout our academic, clinical, and research teams.

Dr. D’Agostino earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Union College, Master of Public Health from the University of Connecticut, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.