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Doctor of Health Sciences alumnus appointed to California state PA board

A.T. Still University-College of Graduate Health Studies (ATSU-CGHS) Doctor of Health Sciences alumnus Vasco Deon Kidd, DHSc, PA-C, ‘11, was recently appointed to the California Physician Assistant Board by Gov. Gavin Newsom. 

His term will expire Jan. 1, 2023.

Dr. Kidd has been associate clinical professor in the University of California, Irvine (UCI), School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, since 2021, and director of the Advanced Practice Providers Program at UCI Health since 2019. In that role, Dr. Kidd is responsible for all facets of the delivery of care provided by 215 advanced practice providers, including program advocacy, outreach, regulatory compliance, credentialing, and business case development.

He was previously director of Advanced Practice Providers and the Physician Assistant Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship Training Program at Arrowhead Orthopedics at Arrowhead Orthopedics from 2016-19, and assistant professor and academic coordinator at Moreno Valley College from 2013-15 and University of Texas Health Science Center from 2010-12. Dr. Kidd was a physician assistant at Kaiser Permanente from 2003-10. 

Dr. Kidd received his doctor of health sciences degree with a concentration in global health from ATSU-CGHS in 2011. He is a member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American College of Healthcare Executives, American Academy of Physicians Assistants, and the Advanced Practice Provider Executives.

He was also recently published in BMC Medical Education for his co-authored article, “A National Survey of postgraduate physician assistant fellowship and residency programs.” 


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