Dr. Sperber brings extensive knowledge and experience to Bastyr’s San Diego campus.
In yet another sign that Bastyr University California is growing rapidly, the school announces it has named Greg Sperber, DAOM, MTOM, MBA, as vice provost.
In this newly created role, Dr. Sperber will provide leadership for all academic programs and clinical education, help oversee academic oversight, and work closely with faculty, staff and students.
“We are excited to add Greg to the Bastyr family,” says Bastyr University Senior Vice President and Provost Timothy C. Callahan, PhD. “To have someone with such a strong background in natural medicine along with established local connections will further strengthen our San Diego campus and teaching clinic. This is an important role for the University, and we are confident that we have found the right person for the position.”
The hiring announcement comes amid Bastyr University California’s expansion into additional building space in San Diego to support a fast growing student body. The campus, which opened in 2012, expects to have 230 students onsite by the fall.
Dr. Sperber is currently dean of the College of Eastern Medicine at Southern California University of the Health Sciences and previously served as director of clinical services, clinical chair and professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM). He was awarded a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from PCOM in 2006, a Doctor of Medicine (BMBS) from the Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, South Australia, in 2002, an MBA from National University in 1999, a Master’s of Traditional Oriental Medicine (MTOM) from PCOM in 1997 and a BS in molecular biology from University of California, San Diego in 1994.
Dr. Sperber has also authored two books and several articles in addition to presenting numerous seminars at national meetings. His first day on the job will be April 27, 2015.
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Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees, with a multidisciplinary curriculum in science-based natural medicine. Recognized globally for its rigorous curriculum and strong research, the University has a primary campus in Kenmore, Washington, and a second campus in San Diego, California. Bastyr's international faculty teaches the natural health sciences with an emphasis on integrating mind, body, spirit and nature. A pioneer in natural medicine since its inception 40 years ago, Bastyr continues to be at the forefront in developing the model for 21st-century medicine.