Student Spotlight

Rasa Rafie, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Molecular Biology (Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Global Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Lead Peer Mentor, Member of the Global Medicine Track, Member of the Days of Diversity Committee

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Feeling a sense of community in my medical school was really important to me. I attended a Meet and...
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Faculty Spotlight

Mark Wardle, DO, FAAFP

Director of Medical Spanish Elective on the Southern Utah Campus
Co-Director of the Global Medicine Track on the Southern Utah Campus
Assistant Professor of Primary Care Medicine

  • Hometown: Tracy, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Zoology and Pre-Med at Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Studies: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California; Family Medicine Residency in Utah Valley; and Rural Medicine and Faculty Development Fellowship.

What classes do you teach? I teach in both years of Primary Care Medicine, am the Director of the...
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Profile

Joseph M. Stasio, DO, FACOFP

Department Chair
Professor of Family Medicine
Department of Primary Care Medicine

Medical Director
Physician Assistant Program

jstasio@rvu.edu • (720) 875-2816
RVUCOM-CO Campus • FB-06


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


Education


  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
    Southeastern University of the Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
    North Miami Beach, FL
    1991
  • Post-Graduate Residency (Family Medicine)
    Chief Resident (1993 – 1994)
    Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    1994
  • Post-Graduate Internship
    Humana Hospital Pembroke
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    1992
  • Bachelor of Science
    Physician Assistant Program
    Emory University School of Medicine
    Atlanta, GA
    1980
  • Bachelor of Art
    Biology
    State University of New York at Plattsburgh
    Plattsburgh, NY
    1977

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Professional Experience


  • 2012 – present: Chair and Professor of Primary Care Medicine
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2007 – 2012: Associate Professor of Family Medicine
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2005 – 2007: Associate Professor of Family Medicine
    Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1997 – 2007: Director, Family Medicine Residency Program at Palmetto General Hospital
    Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1994 – 2005: Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
    Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1994 – 1997: Associate Director of Family Medicine Residency Program at Palmetto General Hospital
    Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1980 – 1987: Osteopathic Physician’s Assistant, Family Practice and Internal Medicine
    Florida Medical Group
  • 1984 – 1987: Part-Time Faculty Member and Instructor of Fundamentals of Emergency Medicine
    Indian River Community College
  • 1977 – 1978: Respiratory Therapist
    Cypress Community Hospital

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Certifications and Licenses


  • Board Certification (1994, 2007)
    American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

    • State of Florida
    • State of Colorado
  • Aviation Medical Examiner
    Department of Transportation
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
    American Heart Association
  • Teaching Academy Member
    Rocky Vista University

 

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Service and Contributions


Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Student Performance Committee
  • Admissions Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • President Search Committee
  • RMOPTI Committee
  • COMLEX II PE Case Development Committee
  • Chair, HLC Criterion 3 Committee (2013)
  • HLC Steering Committee (2013)
  • Chair and Medical Director, Medical Clinic Committee (2007 – 2010)
  • Appeals Board (2007 – 2010)
  • Benefits Committee (2009 – 2010)
  • Dean Search Committee (2009)

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Chairman, Student Progress Committee (1997 – 2007)
  • Chair, Faculty Council Executive Committee (2003 – 2005)
  • Vice-Chair, Faculty Council Executive Committee (2001 – 2003)
  • Appeals Board (1999 – 2007)
  • Commitee on Admissions (2005 – 2007)
  • Pre-Clinical Advisory Committee (1998 – 2007)
  • Smoky Cessation Task Force (2000 – 2007)
  • ACOFP Faculty Advisor (1997 – 2000)
  • OPTI Research Committee (1998 – 2007)
  • PEER Review Contract Committee (2001 – 2007)

Miscellaneous

  • Case Development Committee, NBOME – COMLEX Level 2 PE (2012 – present)
  • ACOFP Preceptor Committee (2010 – 2013)
  • Cancer Research Advisory Board, State of Florida – Gubernatorial Appointment
  • Drug Utilization Review Committee, Florida Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Program (1996 – 2007)
  • GME Committee, Palmetto General Hospital (1994 – 2007)
  • Invited External Reviewer for Department Operational Assessment, UNT/TCOM (2014)
  • Family Medicine Residency Inspection for ACOFP (2006, 2010)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Colorado ACOFP
    • Treasurer (2012 – present)
    • President (2012 – 2013)
    • President-Elect (2011-2012)
    • Delegate (2007 – 2016)
  • Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine

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Honors and Awards


  • Osteopathic Family Physician of the Year
    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    2016
  • Award for Fellowship Paper: “Aviation Medicine for the Family Physician”
    American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians
    2002

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

Presentations

  • “Altitude Sickness and Other High Altitude Problems”
    Colorado ACOFP CME Program
    2015
  • “Altitude Sickness and Other High Altitude Problems”
    New Mexico Society of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Balloon Fiesta Medical Symposium and CME
    2014
  • “Environmental Medicine and Rheumatology”
    CSOM Annual Meeting
    2014
  • “Altitude Sickness and Other High Altitude Problems”
    CSOM Annual Meeting
    2014
  • “Topics in Family Practice”
    CSOM Annual Meeting
    2012
  • “New Approaches in Teaching Procedures”
    ACOFP Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar
    2011
  • “Aviation Medicine”
    CSOM CME in the City Conference
    2010
  • “A PCP’s Approach to Prevention: USPSTF Guidelines”
    CSOM Mid-winter CME Conference
    2010
  • “Aviation Medicine”
    CSOM Mid-winter CME Conference
    2009
  • “Abnormal Vaginal Flora and Vaginitis”
    Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association Annual Conference
    2003

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Biographical Information


Dr. Stasio was raised in the Long Island town of Farmingdale, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburgh, New York in 1977. From 1978 to 1980, Dr. Stasio attended Emory University’s Physician Assistant Program in Atlanta, Georgia. He worked as a Physician Assistant in Family Medicine from 1980 to 1987 in Stuart, Florida. He returned to medical school in 1987 at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSUCOM) and graduated in 1991. Dr. Stasio completed his general rotating internship and family medicine residency program in 1994 at which time he joined the faculty of NSUCOM and served as the Family Medicine Residency Director from 1997 to 2007. He received his Fellowship from the ACOFP in 2002. Dr. Stasio joined the faculty of RVUCOM in 2007 and is currently Chair if the Department of Primary Care and holds the rank of Professor of Family Medicine. He received the ACOFP Osteopathic Family Physician of the year in April 2016. He is married and has two sons and enjoys flying, baseball, skiing and golf.

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