Student Spotlight

Natalie Pratt, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Bountiful, Utah
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Utah.
  • Clubs and Activities: President of SAMOPS, event coordinator for ACOEP, and member of ACOP and SAACOFP.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I chose RVUCOM because of its excellent reputation of top board scores in the nation. A nice bonus for...
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Faculty Spotlight

Michael R. Wells, PhD

Assistant Dean for the Integrated Curriculum
Professor of Structural Medicine

  • Hometown: Mt. Dora, Florida
  • Undergraduate Studies: Chemistry at the University of Florida
  • Graduate Studies: Medical Neuroscience at the University of Florida

What classes do you teach? I teach Anatomy and Neuroscience. Why did you choose to teach at RVUCOM-SU? I...
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Profile

Alaric LeBaron, MD

Assistant Professor of Specialty Medicine
Department of Specialty Medicine

alebaron@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1307
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-231

 

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


Education


  • 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


Miscellaneous

  • 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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