Category: Obituary

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In Memoriam: Donald W. Fisher, PhD

March 30, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Donald W. Fisher, PhD, the first executive director of the association that is now PAEA. Dr. Fisher passed away from cancer at the age of 71 on Sunday, March 26. Dr. Fisher served both the Association and AAPA from 1973-1980, when PAEA was still […]

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In Memoriam: Richard A. Smith, MD, MPH

March 15, 2017

Physician Assistant Founder, Global Health Innovator, Peace Corps Medical Director, and Civil Rights Leader Global health leader and recognized founder of the physician assistant (PA) profession, Richard A. Smith, MD, MPH, died March 10, at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 84. In 1968, Dr. Smith created one of the nation’s first PA programs […]

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In Memoriam: Charles Hilmon Castle, MD

January 11, 2017

We are saddened to announce the passing of former APAP/PAEA president Charles Hilmon Castle, MD, on December 26, 2016. He will be remembered as a pioneer in the early days of the PA profession. After finishing medical school at the University of Mississippi and Duke University, Dr. Castle took the advice of his mentor, Dr. Eugene […]

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Obituary for Joseph A. Schwenkler, MD

May 11, 2016

We are sad to report that widely admired physician and PA educator, Joseph A. Schwenkler, MD, died on May 4 at his home in Readington Township, New Jersey. He was 64 years old. The cause of death was complications from Parkinson’s disease, which he had struggled with for the past several years.  Dr. Schwenkler received degrees […]

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