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Donor Spotlight:  William Joseph Meadors

William_Meadors

Joseph Meadors is a graduate of the UK College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Studies program. After receiving his Bachelor of Science from UK in 1996 he went on to earn a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska. After working in private practice from 1996 to 2007, Joseph joined the UK Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, where he has worked ever since.

Joseph currently serves as an Aviation Medicine Physician Assistant in the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade in the Kentucky Nation Guard. He has had three combat deployments in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan).

Joseph recently made the decision to give back to his alma mater. After a visit with the College, Joseph chose to start an endowment to benefit students of the Physician Assistant Studies Program. The William J. Meadors Physician Assistant Educational Endowment Fund was created in honor of The Fallen Soldiers. CHS and the Physician Assistant Studies Program are extremely grateful for Joseph’s generosity and impact his gift is soon to make on students in his field.

"In 1994 the College of Health Sciences gave me the opportunity to pursue my aspirations of becoming a Physician Assistant," said Meadors. "The profession has afforded me the ability to provide care to those in need all over the world. I have been blessed with an opportunity to give back to the Institution which has provided me so much pleasure since joining the staff in 2007. Working with students from the College of Health Sciences has inspired me to offer assistance to those students who have overcome adversity and chosen to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant."

 

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