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David Pitonzo

David Pitonzo

David Pitonzo, PhD, PA-C

Dr. Pitonzo holds a doctorate (PhD) in Integrative Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Medicine from Oregon Health and Sciences University where his research focus was on understanding the biogenesis of membrane proteins involved in disease processes such as cystic fibrosis, diabetes insipidus, traumatic brain injury and other central nervous system insults. He received his Master’s degree as a physician assistant from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with a concentration in Pediatric Infectious Disease. He began his PA career in Pediatric Adolescent Medicine followed by clinical work in Otolaryngology. He served as the Academic Coordinator for the University of New Mexico PA program and brings with him recent experience with the ARC-PA accreditation process.

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For information, please call Carene Kelsey, Norcross Graduate School Health Professions Recruiter, at (336) 841-9527.

Department of Physician Assistant Studies 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, NC 27262

(336) 841-9504 (V)
(336) 888-5034 (F)

To find our building, point your GPS to:
1030 Mall Loop Rd, High Point

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ARC-PA Accreditation

The High Point University Physician Assistant Studies Program has applied for provisional accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Pending provisional accreditation in September 2014, HPU anticipates commencing the PA program in June 2015. Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status for a new PA program that has not yet enrolled students, but at the time of its comprehensive accreditation review, has demonstrated its preparedness to initiate a program in accordance with the accreditation Standards.
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