Dr. David Klink presents “Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine Direction in Global Medicine”
We are excited to have Dr. David Klink join us for this month’s presentation. He is currently the Program Director for Global Medicine at Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. We encourage program participants who are interested in global medical missions to explore internship opportunities with World Medical Mission.
Dr. Klink graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in biology in 1983 and from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with his D.O. degree in 1987. After completing an internship in family practice at Naval Hospital, Charleston, S.C., he trained in submarine and hyperbaric medicine at the Naval Undersea Medical Institute in Groton, Conn. In 1994 he completed a residency in ophthalmology at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, Md. He completed two fellowships at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: neuro-ophthalmology from 1996-1997 and strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology from 2002-2003. He served as an assistant clinical professor of ophthalmology at Eastern Virginia Medical School and a clinical instructor in pediatric ophthalmology for the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Ophthalmology Residency Program. After retiring from the United States Navy in 2015, he joined the faculty at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he served in various positions, including: department chair of specialty medicine, medical director of the Center for Standardized Patients and Simulation, interim dean and as the senior associate dean for clinical education.
He is the recipient of the United States Navy Meritorious Service Medal, four Navy Commendation Medals, and two Navy Achievement Medals. In 2014 he was presented the Master Clinician Award by the medical staff of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is a fellow of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association and a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
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