Mara Hover , D.O.
Phone: (480) 219 - 6000
Mara Hover is currently the Associate Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and the Director of the Clinical Affairs Unit at A T Still University School Of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. In her role, she leads a main campus team of six staff members as well as 22 Regional Directors of Medical Education at 11 different Community Health Centers nationwide. The Clinical Affairs Unit oversees the medical student education process in years two through four. Dr. Hover also Chairs the Ad Hoc committee on clinical curriculum and is a member of the General Curriculum Committee, Clinical Promotions Board, the SOMA catalog committee and the contextual learning campus research team. She is Co-Principal Investigator of a grant to support the development of a dual Master’s/DO degree and a Master’s degree in Medical Informatics, which is awarded by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration.
In addition to her Administrative position, Dr. Hover is Course Director for the second year Medical Skills course and a contributing content -expert lecturer for many of the first and second year didactic courses. She received the Excellence in Teaching award from AT Still University for her work as a Regional Director Of Medical Education prior to taking her current position.
Dr. Hover received her Doctorate from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she was a member of the inaugural Problem-Based Learning class. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center/Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, and took a Fellowship in Forensic Pediatrics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.