MIKE TAYLOR, PA-C
Mike Taylor has been a PA for over 30 years. He began his career as a PA at the United States Air Force Hospital in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1982 before moving to California to the Travis Air Force Base where he completed the Orthopaedic PA Residency Program and went on to become the Training and Program Director as well as a consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General. From 1994-1997 Mike served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Services with the 35th Medical Group at Misawa Air Base in Japan. After retiring from the United States Air Force, Mike continued his work as a PA in Holland, Michigan and began teaching as an Assistant Professor for the Grand Valley State University PA Program in Allendale. In 2004, Mike moved to Texas to teach at the Texas Tech PA Program in Midland.
He worked as a PA for the West Texas VA Health Center in Big Spring for two years, before working with Dr. Power at West Texas Orthopedics. In 2014 he began working with Dr. Floyd at Urgent Orthopedic Specialists. Mike currently serves as an Associate Professor and Associate Program Director for the Texas Tech University Health Science Center Physician Assistant Program, where he has been awarded as the Outstanding Teacher of the year by the TTUHSC Student Senate for the last three years. While he loves teaching, he still loves seeing patients in the clinic focusing on acute orthopedic and work related injuries as well as physicals.
- University of Nebraska
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, 1997
- David Grant Medical Center (Travis Air Force Base, CA)
Orthopaedic Physician Assistant Residency Program, 1988
- University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Science, Physician Associate, 1982
- American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
- Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
- Physicians Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery, Fellow, Founding Member 1992, CME Director 1992-1994, North Central Regional Director 1998-2002
- Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow 1998-2004