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Dr. David Kotun elected president of Florida Academy of Physician Assistants

David Kotun, PA-C, EdD, founding director of USF’s Physician Assistant degree program, was recently elected president of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants (FAPA).

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Dr. Kotun has taught physician assistant education for more than 15 years in the military, at the University of Nebraska, at the University of Florida, at USF, and at Nova Southeastern University. He has also provided medical support to the USF football, men’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams, as well as the Tampa Bay Storm arena football team and the Tampa Bay Mutiny soccer team.

Dr. Kotun earned his bachelor’s PA degree from Oklahoma University and his master’s PA degree from the University of Nebraska. He is a retired major in the U.S. Air Force.

Dr. Kotun will be installed at the FAPA Summer Symposium in Boca Raton in August, with the presidents of the Florida Medical Association, Florida Academy of Family Physicians, and Florida Osteopathic Medical Association in attendance, along with the FAPA board of directors.