Become the Difference
PHSAPA is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Physician
Assistants (AAPA).The PHSAPA is the national organization for active
duty and retired Physician Assistant Officers of the United States
Public Health Service (USPHS) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG).
We also represent civilian Physician Assistants who are employed within
the federal government.
Congratulations to all USPHS 2021 Promoted PAs
Selected for Captain (O-6)
CAPT Deborah Bishop
CAPT John Gibbons
CAPT Daniel Goldstein
CAPT Thomas Janisko
CAPT Karen Russell
CAPT Darin Wiegers
Promoted to Lieutenant Commander (O-4)
LCDR Mandeep Singh
2021 U.S. Public Health Service
Physician Assistant of the Year
2021 Senior Physician Assistant of the Year RADM Epifanio Elizondo Award to Commander Melinda Ruiz
2021 Junior Physician Assistant of the Year RADM Michael Milner Award to Lieutenant Commander Beth Zalno
Participate in a Physician Assistant
PA is About to Get a New Meaning
Physician Assistant to Physician Associate Name Change
Have you heard, the Physician Assistant profession is about to become the Physician Associate profession. Learn more about the change here.
Frequently Asked Questions related to the name change have been developed and will be updated regularly. Visit the link to learn more.
Do you have questions about the title change? You can email your questions to TCIInfo@aapa.org