Meet the Provost
Darrin D’Agostino, D.O., MPH, MBA serves as Provost and Chief Academic officer. Prior to joining TTUHSC, D’Agostino was the executive dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine and vice provost of Health Affairs for Kansas City University (KCU). D’Agostino also previously served as associate dean of Community Health and Innovation and professor of medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC). He was chairman of the Department of Medicine for eight years. While at UNTHSC, he focused on creating the newly implemented population health curriculum for the medical school. This curriculum became the unifying thread between the multiple health professions schools on campus and directly tied to the Institute for Patient Safety. D’Agostino has focused on population 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 academic mission of the university, which includes 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.
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.