Mitchel Forman, DO
Internal Medicine, Arthritis and Rheumatology
Mitchell D. Forman, D.O., is an Osteopathic physician and the Founding Dean and Professor of Medicine at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine. During that period of time he also had a busy part-time Rheumatology practice at Touro. He retired as the Dean of Touro’s Medical School in 2016 to practice Rheumatology in the Touro Clinic. He is currently Dean Emeritus and Professor at Touro University Nevada.
Dr. Forman is the product of the public education system of New York City and graduated from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1969. He completed his D.O. degree at the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1973.
He completed an internship and an internal medicine residency at Green Cross General Hospital in Ohio & at the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital. In 1979 he completed a university-based rheumatology fellowship at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital. He remained on the teaching faculty of Downstate Medical Center until he moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 1992 as a rheumatology faculty member at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He remained there for 12 years and was promoted to Associate Dean and subsequently Vice President for Student Affairs.
While in Texas, Dr. Forman was the Director of Rheumatology at
the Tarrant County Hospital District and a Consultant in
Rheumatology for the Federal Corrections
Medical Center – Bureau of Prisons and Chairman, Department of Medicine, at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. He has been on the academic faculty at either an allopathic or osteopathic medical school and actively involved in medical education at a variety of residency training programs, throughout his career. He has practiced clinical and academic Rheumatology for 41 years.
On April 26, 2014, Dr. Forman became the second D.O. in the 110-year history of the Nevada State Medical Association to be elected President. He is also past-president of the Clark County Medical Society, and served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Health Insight, and the Treasurer of the Nevada Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He is board certified in Rheumatology and the past Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. Dr. Forman is a Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Osteopathic Internists.
Dr Forman was appointed to the American College of Physicians Postgraduate/Chapter Education Committee for the 2013-14 term, and reappointed to a 2nd term. Dr. Forman is only the second Nevadan to serve on an ACP National Committee.
In November 2013, The American College of Physicians (ACP) voted to elect Dr. Mitchell Forman to Mastership in the American College of Physicians. Mastership is conferred only on a very select number of candidates around the country who are deemed distinguished through the practice of internal medicine and represent the qualities of strength of character, integrity, bravery, perseverance, compassion, devotion, steadiness and clinical competence. Emphasis is placed on the candidate’s service as a mentor, advocacy for quality in internal medicine, a commitment to social justice, deep interest in people, and the creation of communities of medicine.
Dr. Forman has a very active clinical practice in Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases at Touro University Nevada. He has decided to relocate his practice to the UNLV School of Medicine Arthritis Clinic in November 2018. He enjoys the practice of Rheumatology and interacting with residents and medical and allied health professional students. He is looking forward to the new challenges his change in practice location will present. Dr. Forman has particular interests in clinical rheumatology, ethics and professionalism and end of life issues and continues to lecture in these areas locally and nationally.
He and his wife, Pearl, live in Henderson, Nevada. They have 2 adult children, Rebecca, and Jessica, and 2 grandchildren, Ezekiel, and Talia. His wife, Pearl, is a Physician Assistant, and Assistant Professor at Touro University Nevada.
Honors & Awards
- March 2004, he has been awarded the President’s Award by the Clark County Medical Society.
- The Nevada State Medical Association’s Distinguished Physician of the Year Award.
- Heroes in Healthcare Award for Education by the Nevada Business Journal.
- Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from VEGAS, INC.’s Healthcare Headliners.
- Awarded the 2012 American College of Physician Nevada Chapter Laureate Award.
- A member/evaluator of the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditations.
- Honored to receive the 2008 Internist of the Year Award from the ACOI and had been appointed to their Board of Trustees for a 2nd term.
- June 2015, Dr. Forman was awarded the 2015 Clark County Medical Society Harold Lee Feikes, M.D. Memorial Physician of the Year for Community Service award.
- November 2013, voted to elect Dr. Forman to Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP).