Student Spotlight

Raymond Kwong, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Mesa, Arizona
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Arizona
  • Clubs and Activities: President of the ACOEP Southern Utah Chapter, Ambassador, and Peer Mentor.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? The interview process made me feel very welcomed and wanted. I had been to other interviews where I was...
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Faculty Spotlight

David Ross, DO, FACEP

Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track
Course Director of Military Medicine I, II, and III
Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine
Associate Professor in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery

  • Hometown: Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, then moved to Seattle, WA.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies: Western University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific; Internship at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine; Emergency Medicine Residency and Hyperbaric Fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans; Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force

What class/classes do you teach? I teach in the Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track, Military Medicine, and I am...
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Alaric LeBaron, MD

Assistant Professor of Specialty Medicine
Department of Specialty Medicine • (435) 222-1307
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-231


Education | Professional Experience | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Biographical Information


  • Anesthesiology Residency
    Wilford Hall/Brooke Army Medical Centers
    San Antonio, TX
  • Transitional Internship
    Wilford Hall/Brooke Army Medical Centers
    San Antonio, TX
  • Doctor of Medicine
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Bethesda, MD
  • Bachelor of Science
    Biochemistry (minor in Electrical Engineering)
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, AZ

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Professional Experience

  • 2018 – Present: Assistant Professor of Specialty Medicine
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2017 – 2018: Health and Technology Consultant
    LiquaDry Inc.
  • 2008 – 2017: Staff Anesthesiologist
    Kaiser Permanente
  • 2017 – 2017: Consultant Anesthesiologist
    David Grant USAF Medical Center
  • 2012 – 2017: Senior Anesthesiologist
    David Grant USAF Medical Center
  • 2009 – 2012: Anesthesiology Leadership
    David Grant USAF Medical Center
  • 2005 – 2007: Staff Anesthesiologist 
    Yuma Regional Medical Center
  • 2004 – 2009: Staff Anesthesiologist
    David Grant USAF Medical Center
  • 1988 – 1991: Aviation Electronics Technician
    United States Navy

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Service and Contributions


  • Anesthesia Training Director for Oral Surgery and Primary Care residents
  • US Air Force Critical Care Simulation Instructor (CCATT medical simulations)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor.
  • Instructor for Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist (SRNA) trainees

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Professional Societies and Affiliations

  • Diplomat, American Board of Anesthesiology (Board Certification)
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists

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Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Academic Performance
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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Biographical Information

Dr. LeBaron hails from Northern Arizona, and recently made the move to Utah to be closer to family. After serving in the US Navy, he attended the University of Arizona and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry (with a minor in Electrical Engineering), and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Dr. LeBaron received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed both his internship and residency in Anesthesiology at Wilford Hall and Brooke Army Medical Centers in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. LeBaron served in the US Navy and the US Air Force for twenty years. He has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany and Qatar to provide care to combat injured patients in the Operating Room and during long transports to Germany and the United States. He served as a Team Leader and later as Director of the US Air Force’s Critical Care Air Transport Team, which functions as an Intensive Care Unit team on long flights from the combat theater to Germany or the United States.

He is inspired by seeing how critically ill patients improve with the appropriate treatment. In his new role at RVU, he is excited to teach students the required medical knowledge and skillsets to treat these patients. “I love teaching medicine and critical care to students. I have significant experience with simulation training and I want to see that opportunity expanded for medical students.”

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