paulk-davidProfessor and Director of Physician Assistant Program; BS, Alderson-Broaddus College; MS, West Virginia University; EdD, Rutgers University

David Paulk comes well equipped to lead the new Physician Assistant Program. In addition to his many years as a practicing clinician he has served as clinical coordinator in the Rutgers University/University of Medicine and Dentistry PA Program, academic coordinator in the Arcadia University PA Program, and as the founding director of Ohio Dominican University’s PA Program.

Paulk is widely published in the field of child maltreatment and sought out nationally and internationally as a speaker on this subject. Because of his work in this area, the National Exchange Club recently honored him at both their national and Georgia state conferences. He has also received Arcadia University’s Vitetta Professorship for his work and research in child maltreatment prevention and intervention. Paulk has also co-authored the Physician Assistant Review Guide, currently under revision for a 2nd edition, published by Jones and Bartlett, and is a contributor to the seventh edition of The Resident’s Guide to Primary Care.

In addition to being active in the Assessment Council of the Physician Assistant Education Association he has been asked to serve on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention Panel of Experts seeking consensus guidelines for the acute diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents. Paulk is the only PA selected as one of its experts.

Paulk spent a number of years as a paramedic before attending PA school at Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia. He holds a master’s degree in health education from West Virginia University and a doctorate in education from Rutgers University. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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