Florida PA Serving as American Academy of PAs President-Elect

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Aug. 1, 2018)—On July 1, David E. Mittman, PA, DFAAPA, began his one-year term as president-elect for the American Academy of PAs (AAPA). Mittman most recently served as a director-at-large from 2015-2018.

Currently based in Boynton Beach, Florida, Mittman is the editor-in-chief of Clinician1, an online community for PAs and NPs. Mittman practiced primary care in Brooklyn, NY for nearly a decade before beginning his career in medical publishing and communications. He has launched eight medical publications during his career, including the first industry publication to serve both PAs and NPs.  Mittman has focused his publishing efforts on educating the healthcare industry and key stakeholders about the PA profession and the important role PAs play in delivering medicine to patients.

Mittman was the first PA allowed to practice in the Air Force Reserves, was a founding student member of the New York State Society of PAs (NYSSPA), and was a driving force behind the establishment of PA practice in New Jersey.

Throughout his career, Mittman has held a variety of leadership roles, including serving in the AAPA House of Delegates, on the AAPA Board of Directors, and within the Association of Family Practice PAs.

“Dave has always been a trailblazer and a passionate advocate for the PA profession,” said Jonathan Sobel, PA-C, MBA, DFAAPA, FAPACVS, president and chair of the AAPA Board of Directors. “I look forward to working closely with him as we continue advocating for our fellow PAs and leading dynamic change within the profession and within the healthcare arena.”

Mittman’s service to the profession has earned him several awards including AAPA’s Public Education Award, and both the NYSSPA and the New Jersey State Society of PAs Lifetime Achievement Awards. He has also been recognized by the PA History Society.

Mittman is an alumnus of the Long Island University PA program. He completed master’s level courses in community health and business, and received life-coach training through the NYU/Results Coaching Institute. He has also earned the designation of AAPA Distinguished Fellow.

To learn more about the AAPA’s leadership team, visit www.aapa.org/bod.

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About the American Academy of PAs
AAPA is the national organization that advocates for all PAs and provides tools to improve PA practice and patient care. Founded in 1968, AAPA represents a profession of more than 123,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories and the uniformed services. Visit www.aapa.org to learn more.