Dr. Darrell Lovins, DO
Retired Dean / Professor of Clinical Sciences
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Darrell E. Lovins, DO started working in hospitals in La Mesa, California in 1971 as an orderly. He then trained as an EMT as was eligible to sit the first ever NREMT exam. He subsequently trained as a deiner and has assisted in nearly 250 autopsies. He received his BA in biochemistry from Bethel College in 1978 and was the first ever student accepted to a DO school from his college. He graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri in 1983 and trained in family medicine at the Naval Hospital, Pensacola, FL. He did a Faculty Development and Research Fellowship at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA and earned a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA in 1992. Dr. Lovins practiced full-scope family medicine in environments ranging from academic medical centers to 19–bed hospitals in rural America. Dr. Lovins considers his best practice location to be the USS Tortuga, LSD 46 when it was underway for a Mediterranean deployment. He retired from the United States Navy in 2005 after twenty-six years of duty. He then pursued an academic career as a professor of medicine and held several administrative positions, including Dean, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lovins served on the American Osteopathic Association’s Committee and Council for Post-doctoral training for twenty years where he fought AOA injustices toward military DOs. Dr. Lovins has studied and played the great highland bagpipes for over twenty years and competes throughout the southeast. He, with his bride of forty-eight years, retired to the Chattanooga area to be near his children and grandchildren.