Student Spotlight

Uday Patel, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate studies: Master of Science in Medical Physiology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Clubs and Activities: I am a Peer Mentor and member of the RVU Rotary Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I primarily chose RVU because of how close it is to my family and the friends that I grew...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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Profile

Ben Wilde, DO

Department Vice Chair
Assistant Professor of Primary Care
Department of Primary Care Medicine

Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice

bwilde@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1283
RVUCOM-SU Campus • C-245


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Biographical Information


Education


  • Family Medicine Residency
    Southern Illinois University
    Quincy, IL
    2008 – 2011
  • Osteopathic Predoctoral Teaching Fellowship
    Midwestern University
    Glendale, AZ
    2005-2008
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
    Midwestern University
    Glendale, AZ
    2008
  • Bachelor of Science
    Health Science
    University of Wyoming
    Laramie, WY
    2003

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Professional Experience


  • 2018 – Present: Vice Chair, Department of Primary Care
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Southern Utah
  • 2017 – Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Primary Care
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Southern Utah
  • 2017 – Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Osteopathic Principles and Practice
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine Southern Utah
  • 2017 – Present: Physician
    Southern Utah Veterans Home
  • 2016 – Present: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
    University of North Dakota
  • 2011 – 2017: Family Medicine and ER Physician
    Banner Medical Group – Washakie Medical Center
  • 2011 – 2017: Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
    Banner Medical Group – Washakie Medical Center
  • 2011 – 2017: Medical Staff Advisor, Respiratory Therapy Department
    Banner Medical Group – Washakie Medical Center

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Certifications and Licenses


  • DO Physician License (2011 to present)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
  • Certified Mentor (2015)
    Teaching Self-Government

 

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Physician, Doctors Volunteer Clinic, St. George, UT (2017-present)
  • Advisor, Student Osteopathic Medical Association (2017-present)
  • Advisor, Student Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (2017-present)
  • Guest Presenter, Utah Osteopathic Medical Association (2017, 2018)
  • Guest Instructor, Teaching Self Government (2016-2017)
  • Washakie County Community Prevention Coalition (2014-2017)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Academy of Family Physicians
    2008-present
  • American Academy of Osteopathy
    2005-present
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    2003-present
  • American Osteopathic Association
    2003-present

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Honors and Awards


  • Faculty Innovator Award
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Southern Utah
    2018
  • Distinguished Service Award
    Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
    2008
  • Sigma Sigma Phi
    2005-2008

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

  • Wilde B (2007). Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Parkinson Disease. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, 39(1): 48-50.

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Biographical Information


Dr. Ben Wilde is a Wyoming native who obtained his DO degree at Midwestern University—Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.  While in medical school, Dr. Wilde was awarded the Pre-doctoral Osteopathic Manipulation Fellowship, as well as the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association Student Distinguished Service Award in 2008.  Following his residency training with Southern Illinois University and AOBFP board certification in Family Medicine, he maintained a full-scope family medicine practice in rural northern Wyoming.  In 2017, he left this practice to join the faculty of the Rocky Vista University-Southern Utah campus, teaching both Primary Care and Osteopathic Principles and Practices. He also provides medical care for residents at the Southern Utah Veterans Home and St. George Doctors Volunteer Clinic. Family is of high priority to Dr. Wilde.  He and his wife homeschool their five children and also teach parenting classes in their community.

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