Dr. Kunstman recently retired as the medical director at the Wardenburg Health Center on the University of Colorado Boulder campus where he worked for 25 years and continues as the chair of the Institutional Review Board. He has a long history of experiences in college health and previously served as the chair of clinical medicine of the American College Health Association (ACHA) and was instrumental in planning several of the organization’s annual conferences. In 2018, Tom secured the role of a quality surveyor for the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and provides immense strength in consultations concerning student health services.
Throughout his long, distinguished career, Tom has contributed substantially, providing excellent insight into both health concepts and advocacy. He believes: 1) the student should be the cornerstone forming the foundation for a student health center; and 2) the paramount importance of making decisions based on data gathered on the population served. This data should include both current and future potential users. Tom is a strong proponent of health education and promotion, as well as an early adopter of integrating behavioral health assessments. This is supported by action into all aspects of college life, including most importantly their medical care.
Tom received his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he also subsequently graduated with his MD He then completed his residency in Pediatrics at Dartmouth and completed an Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine fellowship through Harvard and UCSF. He is the proud parent of three wonderful adult children.