Robyn Phillips-Madson, DO, MPH, FACOFP

Founding Dean

Robyn Phillips-Madson, DO, MPH, FACOFP is the founding dean of the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Washington, and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is board-certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and practiced as a family physician in Seattle for twenty-seven years. She graduated from the AOA Health Policy Fellowship program in 2006, and obtained her Master in Public Health degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2009.

She was appointed as Founding Dean and Associate Professor of Family Medicine on November 1, 2013, and began full-time work at UIW in January, 2014. Her past experience includes twenty-seven years of practice in family medicine, both in solo practice and a hospital-owned primary care clinic where she served as Medical Director. She was instrumental in the accreditation of the Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Washington, where she held the following positions: Assistant Dean of Clinical Sciences, Chair of Clinical Medicine, Community and Behavioral Medicine course director, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Director of Global Health, and Dean from January, 2009 through July, 2013.

She co-founded Reach Beyond Borders, a non-profit organization empowering people and communities internationally, serves as a board member, and has led numerous medical/dental outreach teams to Guatemala. Dr. Phillips-Madson has been active in the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association since 1980, was named the 2007 WOMA Physician of the Year, and served a number of years as a delegate to the American Osteopathic Association's House of Delegates (AOA HOD). She is a member of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, and serves as a Texas delegate to the AOA HOD.