Advanced Practice Nurse Physician Assistant Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Advance Professional Practice, Physician Assistants in Neurosurgery, Spinal & Peripheral Nerve Disorders, Practitioners Spine Surgery Practice, Lumbar Drains, Lumbar Punctures, Spinal Cord Injury, Treatment of Cervical Disc Degeneration, Treatment of Lumbar Stenosis, Physician Assistant, PA, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Operating room


PhD                 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
College of Education and Human Development
Educational Human Resource Development
Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Beyerlein PhD
Graduation: 2017

MS        Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Educational Human Resource Development
Advisor: Dr. Jamie Callahan EdD
Graduation: 2012

BS        Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Online Program
Educational Technology
Graduation: 2008

AAS        Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, OH
Physician Assistant Studies
Cum Laude
Graduation: 1991



1990        Honorable Discharge

1984 – 1989    Hospital Corpsman, United States Navy, Active Duty:
Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD, USA 12/1984 – 10/1986
USS Hunley (AS-31), Holy Loch, Scotland, UK 10/1986 – 6/1987, Norfolk, VA, 6/1987 – 4/1989



2017 – Current        Director
Advance Professional Practice (PA/NP)
CHI St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Professional Association
Bryan, TX

2015 – Current        Founding Program Director
Texas A&M University Physician Assistant Program
College of Education and College of Medicine Joint program
Entry-level graduate professional degree
Bryan, TX

2010 – Current    Program Director
Texas Brain & Spine Institute Postgraduate PA Residency in Neurosurgery
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Certificate Program
Bryan, TX

2009 – 2014        Co-founder and developer
Central Texas Education Group (501c3 nonprofit corporation)
Bryan, TX

2012            Founder and Developer
Senior Clinicians Society
College Station, TX

2010            Principle Designer
Texas Brain & Spine Institute Postgraduate PA Residency in Neurosurgery
Bryan, TX



10/17/2005 to present        Physician Assistant
Texas Brain & Spine Institute, Bryan, TX, USA, function as a surgical physician assistant to Dr. Jonathan A. Friedman MD with hospital, office, and call responsibilities
General neurosurgery

09/03/2002 – 10/15/2005    Physician Assistant
Tulsa Neurospine, Tulsa, OK, USA, function as a surgical physician assistant to Dr. James A. Rodgers MD with focus of the treatment of spinal and peripheral nerve disorders.

02/22/2000 – 08/23/2002     Physician Assistant
Shoreline Neurosurgical Consulting, Muskegon, MI, USA, function as a surgical physician assistant with two other partners for Dr. Kimball Pratt MD and Dr. Christopher Marquart MD; general neurosurgery with a focus in trauma and deep brain stimulations (DBS).

07/01/1991 – 02/12/2000    Physician Assistant
Oklahoma Neurological Surgery Clinic, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, function as a surgical physician assistant to Dr. Glenn W. Schoenhals MD, Dr. Stanley Pelofsky MD, and Dr. Eric Friedman MD. Multi-partner practice, general neurosurgery



1/1/2015 to Present        Program Director
Texas A&M University PA Program
Developing: ARC-PA agenda September 2020
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

4/1/2013 to Present        Clinical Preceptor
University of North Texas, Fort Worth, TX, USA

10/1/2011 to Present        Clinical Preceptor
Weill-Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA

7/2011 to present         Clinical Preceptor
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston,
Galveston, TX, USA

9/1/2008 to present        Clinical Instructor
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Bryan, TX, USA

9/2009 – 10/2010        Clinical Associate
Nova Southeastern University,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

2000 – 2002            Clinical Preceptor
Physician Assistant Program, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

1994 – 2000            Clinical Preceptor
Physician Associate Program, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA


2014 – 2015            Treasurer
Graduate Representative Advisory Board
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

2013 – 2015            Treasurer
PAs For Tomorrow (PAFT), nonprofit corporation

2013 – 2014    Director, Advanced Practitioner
Physician Leadership Counsel, St. Joseph Healthcare System, Bryan, TX

2012 – 2014            Director-at-Large
Central Texas Education Group (CTEG), Bryan, TX

2011 – 2014    Physician Assistant Liaison,
Scientific Program Committee
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

2008 – 2011    Member/Contributor,
AANS Neurosurgeon Editorial Board, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Chicago, IL

2010 – 2010            President
Brazos Valley Physician Assistant Association, Bryan, TX

2009 – 2011    Member
Membership Committee, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Chicago, IL

2008                Chief Delegate
Neurosurgery, House of Delegates, American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX



Tumors of the Brain and Spine, UTHSC PA Program, first year students, San Antonio, TX.  1/16/2013, (Medical)

Utilization of Midlevel Practitioners in a Spine Surgery Practice, South Carolina Spine Society, Charleston, SC  9/17/2011 (Administrative)

Lumbar Drains, Lumbar Punctures, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Conference, Denver, CO.  4/10/2011 (Medical)

Contract Negotiations for the Physician Assistant, Brazos Valley Physician Association (BVPAA) Monthly Meeting, College Station, TX, USA, 9/19/2009 (Administrative)

Corporate Relations for PA Professional Organizations, Annual American Association of Surgical Physician Assistant (AASPA) Board of Directors Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA, 1/10/2009 (Administrative)

Spinal Cord Injury, Annual CME Event, American Academy of Surgical Physician Assistants, New Orleans, LA 10/6/2007 (Medical)

Current and Future Treatment of Cervical Disc Degeneration, 1st Annual CME Event, Association of Neurosurgical Physician Assistants, San Diego, CA, 09/15/2007 (Medical)

The Role of Physician Assistants in Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery Executives’ Resource Value & Education Society (NERVES) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 04/13/2007 (Administrative)

Current Treatment of Lumbar Stenosis, A Conservative Role, American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 04/16/2007 (Medical)

Spinal Cord Injury, Critical Nurses Seminar, St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Bryan, TX, 12/11/2006 (Medical)

Coding & Credentialing for the Mid-Level Practitioner, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 04/23/2006 (Medical)

Radiology of the Brain & Skull, University of Oklahoma Physician Associate Program, Oklahoma City, OK 1996 and 1997 (Medical)



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