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Certified Physician Assistant PA Expert Witness


Physician Assistant, Physician Assistant Certified, Education Training, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Documentation,


Expert Witness No.1136



2004 Ph.D., Adult Education Capella University

1996 Master of Science Physician Assistant Studies Finch University of Health Sciences Chicago, Illinois

1990 Bachelor of Science Physician Assistant Certification Trevecca University Nashville, Tennessee

1985 Associate of Applied Science Nursing Cleveland State Community College Cleveland, TN

Faculty, Administrative and Medical Staff Appointments

9/2005 – present Director of Assessment, Clinical Education Midwestern University         

9/2005 – present Associate Professor Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

2000  - present Clinical Adjunct Instructor Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

2003 – 8/2005 Director, PA Program An Arizona University

1998-2002 Assoc. Director, Assistant Professor Physician Assistant Program Midwestern University Glendale, AZ

2005 Associate Professor with Tenure Physician Assistant Program Midwestern University Glendale, AZ

1997-1998 Instructor Physician Assistant Program Midwestern University Glendale, AZ

1992 – 1994 Instructor Clinical Coordinator, Trevecca University PA Program Nashville, TN
8/2005 – 2/2006 Banner Estrella Medical Center Phoenix, AZ

1/2004 - 3/2005 Contract PA to Luke Air Force Base Emergency Department Spectrum Healthcare (concurrent) St. Louise, MO

1/2002 – 12/2002 Walter O. Boswell Medical Center Sun City, AZ

1/2002 – 12/2002 Del E. Webb Memorial Hospital Surprise, AZ

9/1995 – 4/2000 Desert Samaritan Medical Center Mesa, AZ                   

Licensure and Certifications

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Certification (Board Certified in Primary Care and Surgery)
Arizona State Licensure, Physician Assistant
Basic Life Support Certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Professional Societies

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Association of Physician Assistants in Legal Medicine
Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants
Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants
Society of Teachers in Family Medicine           
Association of Standardized Patient Educators

Honors and Awards

Empire Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry, 2003
PA Instructor of the Quarter Award, Fall Quarter 1999 - 2000
PA Instructor of the Quarter Award, Winter Quarter 1998 – 1999
PA Instructor of the Year Award, 1998 – 1999
PA Instructor of the Year Award, 1997-1998
Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, 1994
Emergency Medicine Clinical Preceptor of the Year Award, 1993
Volunteers in Medicine Award, 1990
Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 1989-1990
Directors Award for Outstanding Physician Assistant Graduate, 1989-1990
Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges, 1985

Consulting and Service Activities

Consulting Activities
2003 – present, PA Expert Witness                                                                             
Provide expert testimony for both plaintiff and defense attorneys for medical malpractice cases involving PAs

October, 2003, Self-Study Consultant                                                                          
Consulted with PA Program Director at Trevecca University on self-study report and document preparation for Trevecca’s accreditation site visit.

Consulted with PA Program Director at Touro University, Las Vegas, NV  on self-study and initial accreditation

Service Activities

External Committee Service
2004 - 2005Association of Physician Assistant Programs Education Council                  
2004 - 2006Society for Emergency Medicine PA Scholarship, Chair Glendale, AZ
2000 - present Physician Assistants National Certification Examination Atlanta, GA         
1999 – 2002Arizona Asthma Coalition Glendale, AZ   
1998 - 1999Friends of the Library Chandler, AZ

Internal Committee Service

University Committees

MWU Wellness Committee (2006 – present)
MWU Faculty Development Committee (2006 – present)
Research Animal Care Committee (2002 - 2005)
Committee on Committees (2002-2003)
HLC/NCA Accreditation Self-Study Steering Committee (2006 - present)
HLC/NCA Criterion 3 Co-Chair (2006 – present)
University Academic Assessment Committee (2006 to present; 2001 - 2002)
University Financial Aid Committee (2006 – present)
University Library Committee (2000 – 2002)
PA Student Spouse/Partner Support Committee (1998 – 1999)

Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Committees:
Rank and Tenure Committee (2006 – present)
OCM Committee (2006 – present)
Self-Study Committee (2006 – present)
Clinical Promotions Committee (2006 – present)

College Of Health Sciences Committees:
CHS Curriculum Committee (2000 -2005)
CHS Promotion and Graduation Committee (1998 – 2005)

Program Committees:
PA Program Academic Review Committee (1998 – 2005)                                   
PA Admissions Committee (1997 – 2005)
PA Education Committee (1997 – 2005)
PA Accreditation Self-Study Committee (1998 – 2005)         
Biomedical Sciences Admissions Committee (2002 – 2005)
Biomedical Sciences Academic Review Committee (2002 – 2005)
Biomedical Sciences Self-Study Committee (2002 – 2005)
Biomedical Sciences Education Committee (2002 – 2005)
IL-PA Self-Study Committee (2004 – 2005)

Professional and Public Service Activities

Manuscript Reviewer


Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Advance for Physician Assistants

F. A. Davis Co.
W. B. Saunders

Professional Organizations

Association of Physician Assistant Educators, Nyquist Student Writing Scholarship Contest
Association of Standardized Patient Educators

Teaching Experience

Sept. 2005 – present

AZCOM Clinical Skills Night, History and Physical Exams, Standardized Patient Encounters
Lecture and Skills Lab Instructor; Essential Procedures in Emergency Medicine, Spring 2006
Topics in Medicine Course, Fall 2006

Jan. 2003 – Aug. 2005:

Teaching:  lectures provided in Clinical Medicine I, II, and III; Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics; Women’s Health; Medical Interviewing and Documentation; Advanced Topics in PA Education, and Interdisciplinary Health Care Course (CORE) Small group facilitation in Clinical Medicine I, II, and III, and Clinical Assessment Days.

Program Responsibilities: As Program Director, oversee all administrative aspects of program including supervising faculty and staff, hiring, annual performance evaluations, recruiting students, managing budget, maintaining program accreditation; oversee development of didactic year curriculum and clinical year rotations.  Perform general managerial duties.

1998 – 2002:

Teaching:  courses coordinated: Clinical Medicine I, II, and III; Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics; Basic Electrocardiography; Psychiatric Principles; Medical Interviewing and Documentation; Women’s Health; Advanced Topics in PA Education.  Lectures provided in all these courses and also in CORE.  Small group facilitation in Clinical Medicine I, II, and III, Physical Diagnosis, and Clinical Assessment Days.

Program Responsibilities:  As Associate Director, responsible for creating block schedules, assigning course coordinators, on-going didactic year self-study and curriculum design and content; mentoring new faculty.

Professional and Community Presentations And Invited Talks

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