Dr. Vasco Deon Kidd has practiced orthopedic surgery for over 14 years and is an alumnus of the Orthopaedic Surgical Fellowship Program at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC). Dr. Kidd holds a Bachelor of Health Science Degree from California State Dominguez Hills, a Master’s Degree in Health Professions Education, and a Physician Assistant Certificate of Completion from Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Kidd has completed an Executive Master of Public Health Degree in Management and Health Policy from UCLA, and a Doctorate Degree in Health Science, with a concentration in Global Health from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences. In addition, Dr. Kidd completed a Teaching Excellence Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Health Science, San Antonio. Dr. Kidd is the recipient of the outstanding teaching appreciation award in the area of orthopedics from Kaiser Permanente Family Medicine Residency Program.
Currently, Dr. Kidd is the Chief Administrative PA and Fellowship Director of the Orthopaedic Surgery PA Fellowship Program (OSPAF). Dr. Kidd holds multiple faculty appointments such as Assistant Clinical Professor at Loma Linda University, Assistant Clinical Professor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Western University of Health Sciences, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University, and adjunct faculty in the Department of Public Health at California State University Los Angeles (CSULA) where he teaches public health administration.
Dr. Kidd has previously taught at the Riverside Community College District and University of Texas.
- Kayingo G, Gilani O., Kidd V., and Warner M. (2016). Patient-Centered Medical Home Exposure and Its Impact on PA Career Intentions. Fam Med 48(9):725-730.
- Kidd, V; Cawley, J.; Kayingo,G. (2016) Health Policy in Physician Assistant Education: Teaching Considerations and a Model Curriculum. J Physician Assist Educ: 27(1): 24–27. Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26894950.
- Kayingo G., Kidd V., Gilani O., and Warner M. (2015). Primary Care Teams, Composition, Roles, and Satisfaction of PA Students During Primary Care Rotations. J Physician Assist Educ. (JPAE). 26(2): 88-92. Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26211031.
- Kidd, V. (2015). High-Impact Sporting Activity Following Hip Resurfacing: A Systematic Review. JBJS JOPA. Volume 3, Issue 2.
- Kayingo, G., Kidd, V., and Warner, M. (2014). “Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Physician Assistant Education: Preparing the PA Student for the Practice of the Future. J Physician Asssit Educ. (JPAE) 25(4):21-8. Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25622370.
- Kidd, V. D. (2013). A Brief Look at The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. In D. T. Smith & T. E. Sabino, The Impact Of Social Factors On Health: A Critical Reader For The Physician Assistant. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.
- Kidd, V. (2013). Research and the Physician Assistant. Ballweg R., Sullivan E., Brown D., Vetrosky, D. Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders-Elsevier
- Kidd, V. (2012). Why is research important to the physician assistant profession? in the book published by Blessing, D, Forister, G. Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, 3rd Edition Role. Jones & Bartlet Learning.