When I approached Dave about writing a guest post for the blog, he requested an audio interview - which I thought was a fantastic idea! I spoke with Maureen Taylor, a Canadian PA who
About Dave Mittman
Dave Mittman, P.A. has been a PA leader for over 40 years.
Dave co-founded the LIU PA Program student society in 1973, was President of the New York State Society of PAs in 1979 and served on the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Board of Directors from 1981-1983. Dave is now back on the AAPA Board of Directors serving his second term, as he was elected in 2015. Dave has also won the AAPA Public Education award for leading the march in Trenton NJ to establish PA practice in 1989. Dave has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from both the New York State and New Jersey State Society of PAs for his work as a PA leader, one of the few PAs in the nation to be honored in this way. Dave is a founder and Past-President of PAs for Tomorrow the national PA advocacy group. He also recently served as the Treasurer for the Association of PAs in Family Practice as he spent years practicing primary care and feels that it is a prime specialty for the for the PA profession. Dave is now serving his second year on the Board of Directors of he AAPA, a position he also held thirty years ago in the mid-1980s.
Dave was introduced to medicine as a medic in the USAF. He later had the distinction of becoming the first PA in the USAF Reserves permitted to practice as a PA. Dave did much work for PAs in the AF to gain commissioning as officers for a number of years. Dave spent almost 9 years in a primary care group practice in Brooklyn, N.Y. practicing family practice. He provided medical care to patients from two years to almost one hundred and two years, providing a full scope of medical care. Dave left in late 1983 to begin a career in medical publishing with Physician Assistant Journal.
Dave left PA Journal to co-found Clinicians Publishing Group in 1990 and Clinician Reviews Journal in 1991. This was the first journal written for both NPs and PAs. In 2001, Clinicians Group was acquired by Jobson Publishing.
In 2005, Dave became a Life Coach through NYU/Results Coaching. He has done postgraduate work in Executive and Leadership Coaching.
In 2008, Dave co-founded Clinician1 (www.clinician1.com) which is the largest NP and PA informational/clinical/social community on the web.
Dave has authored papers in over 100 publications as diverse as “Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mothers Soul”, “U.S. Pharmacist”, “The British Medical Journal” and many, many others.
Dave is a noted expert in NP and PA practice both in the U.S. and around the world. He has published papers on both NP and PA prescribing. He has consulted for many companies on PA practice and has spoken at numerous PA and NP meetings with audiences ranging from 5 to 1,500.
Dave is married to his high school sweetheart Bonnie for 42 years and is
Dad to two wonderful young adults who will always be his finest achievement.
Dave’s mom is from Lac La Biche, Alberta. He has over 35 first cousins who are Canadian and spent many summers in the fields of Alberta.