Chair, Family Medicine
Thomas Hunt, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Thomas Hunt joined Roseman University College of Medicine in August of 2015 as Professor and Chair of Family Medicine. As a physician who has been involved in medical education almost his entire career, Dr. Hunt jumped at the opportunity to join and help shape this new Southern Nevada medical school.
Dr. Hunt graduated from Cornell University with a BA in Mathematics and received his MD degree from New York Medical College. He completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Merrithew Memorial Hospital in Martinez, California. Dr. Hunt has practiced in Nevada for the past 18 years has been a member of the Clark County Medical Society for 10 years.
After residency, Dr. Hunt returned to upstate New York where he served as a solo physician in a small rural town as a National Health Service Corps scholar. It was here that his love of medical education began. Dr. Hunt was recruited by SUNY Upstate to be an RMED preceptor, a program for motivated third-year medical students. Each student spent nine months in a rural community learning Family Medicine along with many other specialties taught by the local medical community. Tom also served as an active faculty member at the University of Nevada School of Medicine for 16 years. Dr. Hunt is a graduate of the Teaching and Learning Fellowship at the Keck school of Medicine and is currently finishing the AAMC Leadership Education and Development Certificate Program. Recognitions include the EW Richardson Excellence in Teaching award, 2013 Health Care Hero community partner award, and the 2005 Nevada Family Physician of the year.
Tom and his wife Katie have been married for 26 years and have 5 children aged 15-26. Dr. Hunt enjoys spectator sports, Pilates, dining out, and watching his children grow. Dr. Hunt channels his competitive spirit every summer, relying on his skills of patience, psychology and strategy while participating in the World Series of Poker.
Favorite Quote: “Work hard. Have Fun. Make a Difference.”