On July 1, 2015, David Wood will begin a one-year term as President of the Washington Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA). He was elected to the position by members of WAPA in 2014, and has recently completed a one-year term as President Elect.
A physician assistant is a licensed health professional who works under the supervision of a physician. Physician assistants can provide care for both urgent and long-term medical conditions. According to the WAPA, about 50 percent of physician assistants work in primary care settings, including family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics.
The mission of the WAPA is to ensure the professional growth and recognition of physician assistants in the healthcare team and promote excellence of patient centered care in Washington State.
David Wood graduated from the MEDEX Northwest program at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He joined KVH Family Medicine – Ellensburg as a physician assistant in April 2010.