Adjunct Faculty in the Doctor of Medical Science Program
Dr. Dave Mittman has been a PA leader for over 49 years. He co-founded the LIU PA Program student society in 1973, was President of the New York State Society of PAs in 1978/1979 and served on the AAPA Board of Directors, twice, thirty-five years apart. Dr. Mittman also has won the AAPA Public Education award for leading the march in Trenton NJ to establish PA practice. Dr. Mittman was introduced to medicine as a medic in the USAF. He later had the distinction of becoming the first PA allowed to practice in the USAF Reserves. Dr. Mittman spent almost 9 years in a primary care group practice in Brooklyn, N.Y. and left to begin a career in medical publishing with Physician Assistant (PA) Journal in late1983.
Dr. Mittman left PA Journal to co-found Clinicians Publishing Group in 1990 and Clinician Reviews Journal in 1991. This was the first journal written for both NPs and PAs. Dr. Mittman and his partners took Clinicians Group and built it into a major publishing business launching eight journals in six different physician specialties within an eight-year period, something never done before in the history of medical publishing. In 2001, Clinicians Group was acquired by Jobson Publishing. Dr. Mittman left in 2004.
Dr. Mittman recently completed his term as President of the AAPA after serving on the AAPA Board for 5 years. He also previously served on the AAPA Board from 1982-84. Dr. Mittman also was awarded an honorary Doctor in Medical Science in 2020 from the Board of Trustees of the University of Lynchburg , in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Mittman teaches the PA 916 Healthcare Advocacy course in the DMSc program.
In 2008, Dr. Mittman co-founded Clinician1, which was the largest NP and PA informational/clinical/social community on the web. Clinician 1 was acquired by a private firm and Clinician 1 ceased publication in late 2019.
Dr. Mittman has also served as Treasurer of the Association of Family Practice PAs. A co-founder of the American College of Clinicians, the first President for Executive and Administrative PAs and first Vice President of PAFT.
Dr. Mittman has authored numerous papers and studies in publications as diverse as “Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mothers Soul”, “U.S. Pharmacist”, “Medical Marketing and Media”, “The British Medical Journal” and many others. His article in the BMJ was the first ever written on the PA profession internationally and also the first published in the BMJ.
Dr. Mittman is a noted expert in PA and NP practice both in the U.S. and around the world. He has published papers on both NP and PA practice and prescribing. He has consulted for many companies on NPs and PAs and has spoken at numerous PA and NP meetings with audiences ranging from 5 to 8,000.
Dr. Mittman is married to his high school sweetheart Bonnie for over 48 years and has two wonderful adult children and a rescue dog named Jett.