The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Haines Health Center recently announced the hiring of longtime Southeast Alaska physician Dr. David O. McCandless to its medical staff.
McCandless spent 20 years as a family practitioner with the Alaska Island Community Services Tideline Clinic in Wrangell, where he served as medical director from 2004-07. In recent years, McCandless has worked part-time for AICS, and also did locums work around the region including with the SEARHC Alicia Roberts Medical Center in Klawock and Haines Health Center.
McCandless earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. He earned a Master of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa. He earned his Medical Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, and he completed a residency in family medicine at The Washington Hospital in Washington, Pa.