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Erdman receives recognition as AAPA Distinguished Fellow



Katherine M. Erdman, MPAS, PA-C, of Houston, Texas, has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Erdman was raised in Midland. She graduated from Midland High School and studied at Central Michigan University.

Erdman is the assistant director and academic coordinator of the Baylor College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program, and is an assistant professor in the School of Allied Health Sciences. She also is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. She practices emergency medicine at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and has been a PA for 22 years.

Distinguished Fellows are AAPA fellows who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to their profession in at least three of the following areas: Distinction in medical practice, education, research or healthcare management; leadership in medicine and healthcare; professional involvement; commitment to lifelong learning; and community service.

Erdman earned this national recognition due to her outstanding contributions to patient care and the profession during her years as a PA, the AAPA stated. She also demonstrated significant dedication and involvement in the community of Houston.

She has served the PA profession as a preceptor to PA students, as a reviewer of numerous medical textbooks and professional journals, as a member of the Greater Houston Area Health Education Centers Board of Directors, as a lecturer and workshop leader at national meetings, as author or co-author for several publications and as a case reviewer and expert witness in medical malpractice cases. She has served as a mentor for more than 90 master’s research projects. At SCM, Erdman is a member of numerous committees, and is past chair of the Student Disability Committee and the Allied Health Curriculum Committee.

Previously, Erdman worked clinically in general internal medicine, family medicine and sports medicine.

The Distinguished Fellow program was established by AAPA in 2007 in order to recognize the exceptional contributions of PAs to the profession through professional achievement, leadership, professional interaction, learning and community service. Distinguished Fellows of AAPA represent only 2 percent of the entire AAPA membership.



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