Dan Vetrosky, PA-C, PhD, DFAAPA

Dan Vetrosky is a Past President of the American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants and served as the treasurer of the organization before becoming President in 2006. He has served on the CSPS for many years and served as the Chair in 2010. He has been the American Academy of Physician Assistants Liaison to the American College of Surgeons from 2008 to 2016.

Dan received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Patrick’s College seminary in 1973 and did his physician assistant training at Duke University School of Medicine where he received his Bachelor of Health Science and Physician Assistant certificate in 1981. He received a Master of Education from Augusta State University in 1990, and his Ph.D. in instructional Design and Development from the University of South Alabama in 2008. He became a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants in 2007.

Dan is a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, and has been there for over 20 years. He has been a physician assistant for 36 years and has worked in Urology, Urgent Care, Pediatric and Adult Hematology/Oncology, and in Addiction Medicine. He currently works part time in Urology in Pensacola Florida.

Dan received the Didactic Instructor of the Year from the Department of Physician Assistant Studies, University of South Alabama in 2009 and in 2008 he received the John W. Kirkland, M.D. Award for “excellence in surgery; as a pioneer and leader at the forefront of the profession; as a teacher and clinician; for years of untiring dedication in shaping the professional identities of generations of surgical physician assistants.” He has authored many clinical articles, has spoken nationally on many topics, and is an editor of a book on the Physician Assistant Guide to Clinical Practice. He has served on the AAPA Education Council and is currently a member of the American Urological Advanced Practice Providers Education Council. He is a member of the editorial board for surgical physician assistants news letter SutureLine.