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VA Physician Assistant Services (PAS) Office



scot burroughs

Scot Burroughs DMSc, MPAS, PA-C (SES EQV)
Executive Director - Physician Assistant Services

rubina dasalo

Rubina DaSilva, MBA-HC, PA-C, DFAAPA
Director of PA Recruitment, Retention, and Legislation
Chair VHA Field Advisory Committee
Navy Veteran

Kathy Howard

Kathleen “Kathy” Howard, MSPAS, PA-C
Director of PA Policy, Productivity, and Access

shawn cole

D. Shawn Cole, DHA, MPAS, PA-C
Director, Physician Assistant Residency Program


Francis Haggerty, LCSW, MBA, ACHE
Executive Assistant to the Director - Physician Assistant Services


  The VHA has a history in employing PAs, has been progressive in changing the way PAs practice in the VA, and offers many benefits for PAs who chose to work in the VA.  As the single largest employer of physician assistants in the nation, VA can offer you a wide range of challenging opportunities across the continuum of care.  

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