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WILLIAM C. CRANSTON

DSc-OPA, MPAS, M.Ed., PA-C, DMO

Licensure and Certification:

PA-C, NCCPA # 1053658
NPI: 1811195423
Washington State PA License # 60680615
DEA # FC 6233011
ACLS/BLS

Teaching Appointments:

  • DSc Program Manager US Army/Baylor University
  • DSc Orthopaedic Clinical and Surgical Fellowship
  • Associate Professor Baylor University
  • Associate Professor Pacific University, Proctor Phase II surgical rotation, Physician Assistant program.

Current Work Assignment:

    • Neurosurgery /Orthopaedic Spine Physician Assistant
    • Primary Care Physician Assistant
    • US Army/Baylor University OPA Doctoral Fellowship
    • Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty Baylor University
    • Madigan Army Medical Center Fort Lewis, WA 98433

Education:

Baylor University, US Army/Baylor DSc, Orthopaedic Fellowship
Degree: Doctorate of Science, Clinical and Surgical Orthopaedic Physician Assistant
2008-2009

University of Phoenix
Degree: Masters of Adult Education
2006-2008

University of Nebraska
Degree: Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
2005-2006

University of Nebraska, Ft. Sam Houston, TX.
Degree: BS
2000-2002

Interservice Physician Assistant Program, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
Degree: BS, PA-C
2000-2002

Military Training / Professional Accreditation:

Associate Professor Pacific University, Phase II, PA studies (Sep 16)
Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty, Baylor University (Jan 11)
Doctorate of Science, Baylor University (Dec 09)
Orthopaedic Physician Assistant (Dec 09)
Naval Diving Medical Officer (Apr 08)
Emergency Airway Management Course (Mar 07)
Captains Career Course (Sep 06)
Trigger Time (May 05)
SERE (Oct 04)
Basic Air Assault Course (Oct 03)
Officers Basic Course (Jan 05)
Interservice Physician Assistant Program (2000-2002)
Medical Management of Chemical Casualty Course (1997)
WMD, multiple courses (1997-1999)
ATLS (yearly)
ACLS (yearly)
Special Forces Operations and Intelligence (1997)
Military Free Fall (HALO) (1997)
Static Line Jump Master Course (1996)
ANOCA (1994)
Persian / Farsi Language School (Apr 94)
Special Forces Qualifications Course (18D) (1990-1991)
US Army Ranger School (1988)
US Army Basic Airborne School (1987)
91A Combat Medic Course

Work History

Neurosurgical/ Orthopaedic Spine/Primary Care Physician Assistant (DSc, PA-C, M.Ed., MPAS)
Apr 2017- Present, 40+hrs/wk

Neurosurgery/Orthopaedic Spine Physician Assistant- Clinical and First Surgical Assist

Primary Care Provider

US Army/Baylor University OPA Doctoral Fellowship

Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty Baylor University

Primary Care Provider

Orthopaedic Lecture and Curriculum development

  • Neurosurgical Physician Assistant working independently, clinical evaluation of complex neurosurgical cases and evaluations. Responsible for the evaluation, diagnosis, ordering of laboratory and radiographic studies for the formulation of full treatment and management.
  • Orthopaedic Spine Physician Assistant working independently, clinical evaluation of complex orthopedic spine cases and evaluations. Clinical use of ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic injection therapy. Responsible for the evaluation, diagnosis, ordering of laboratory and radiographic studies for the formulation of full treatment and management.
  • Provide Neurosurgical/Orthopaedic Spine On-Call emergency and primary care, diagnosis, treatment, Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine injuries.
  • Fracture diagnosis, closed reduction, fracture manipulation, splinting casting of Orthopaedic injuries.
  • Provide first surgical assistant duties performing surgical wound care debridement and suture placement and removal. First surgical assist in neurosurgical and spinal surgery.
  • Independently diagnose and formulate full treatment and management regimes based on sound diagnosis of clinical data, radiographic imaging studies and laboratory values that correlate to physical examination for Primary Care, Neurosurgical, and Orthopaedic Spine care.
  • Doctoral of Science Program Advisor, US Army/Baylor University Orthopaedic DSc Fellowship, Curriculum Development, Educational

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant (DSc, PA-C, M.Ed., MPAS)
Feb. 2011- Sep. 2017, 70+hrs/wk

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant- Clinical and First Surgical Assist

Program Director, US Army/Baylor University OPA Doctoral Fellowship

Assistant Professor and Graduate Faculty Baylor University

Phase II preceptor, Pacific University PA Program

Primary Care Provider

Orthopaedic Lecture and Curriculum development

  • Orthopaedic Physician Assistant working independently, clinical evaluation of complex orthopedic spine, total joint, joint derangement. Clinical use of ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic injection therapy. Responsible for the evaluation, diagnosis, ordering of laboratory and radiographic studies for the formulation of full treatment and management.
  • Provide Orthopaedic On-Call emergency and primary care, diagnosis, treatment, Orthopaedic injuries.
  • Fracture diagnosis, closed reduction, fracture manipulation, splinting casting of Orthopaedic injuries.
  • Provide first surgical assistant duties performing surgical wound care debridement and suture placement and removal. First surgical assist in spinal surgery, joint surgery, open reduction internal fixation of fracture care.
  • Independently diagnose and formulate full treatment and management regimes based on sound diagnosis of clinical data, radiographic imaging studies and laboratory values that correlate to physical examination.
  • Doctoral of Science Program Director, US Army/Baylor University Orthopaedic DSc Fellowship, Curriculum Development, Educational

Physician Assistant (DSc, M.Ed., MPAS, PA-C)
Jan. 2013- May 2013, 60+hrs/wk

Clinic OIC, Camp Simba, Primary Provider, Forward Deployed CTJF-HOA, Kenya

Program Director, US Army/Baylor University OPA Doctoral Fellowship

Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty Baylor University

  • Sole Provider in austere remote location, working independently, responsible for the trauma care, primary care, diagnosis, treatment, and medical evacuation of US Military personnel. Manage and treat common health problems such as infections, MSK injuries, sports medicine, along with serious, chronic, and complex illnesses. Independently review radiographic studies from local clinics.
  • Independently diagnose and formulate full treatment and management regimes based on sound diagnosis of clinical data, radiographic imaging studies and laboratory values that correlate to physical examination.
  • Doctoral of Science Program Director, US Army/Baylor University Orthopaedic DSc Fellowship, Curriculum Development, Educational Supervision for national 3 site locations of 18mth DSc degree program.
  • Responsible for establishing and evaluation of “standard of care” clinics and hospitals for surgical care of US Military personal evacuated from remote eastern Kenyan location to Nairobi.

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant (DSc, MPAS, M.Ed. PA-C)
Jan. 2010- Nov 2010, 80+hrs/wk

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant, Trauma Physician Assistant, Level II Trauma Center Bastion, Afghanistan (First Surgical Assist, Primary Surgeon)

Orthopaedic Provider, Clinical, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

Officer In Charge (OIC), Forward Surgical Team(-), Orthopaedic Surgical Provider, Trauma First Surgical Assist, Trauma Provider, Bala Morghab, Afghanistan.

Orthopaedic and Trauma Curriculum development.

  • Orthopaedic Physician Assistant working with multi-national trauma teams at British facility in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. First surgical assist for trauma surgery, Orthopaedic surgery and general surgery. Clinical evaluation of complex orthopedic spine, total joint, joint derangement. Clinical use of ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic injection therapy. Responsible for the evaluation, diagnosis, ordering of laboratory and radiographic studies for formulation of full treatment and management.
  • Provide Orthopaedic On-Call emergency and primary care, diagnosis, treatment, Orthopaedic injuries.
  • Fracture diagnosis, closed reduction, fracture manipulation, splinting casting of Orthopaedic injuries.
  • Provide first surgical assistant duties performing surgical wound care debridement and suture placement and removal.
  • Independently diagnose and formulate full treatment and management regimes based on sound diagnosis of clinical data, radiographic imaging studies and laboratory values that correlate to physical examination

Physician Assistant (MPAS, M.Ed. PA-C)
Jun 2002 – Dec. 2008

Physician Assistant, Brookes Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX. Primary Care Provider-Physician Assistant US Army. Trauma Development Instructor. Primary Care Physician Assistant, Fort Campbell, KY and Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Primary Care provider, independently diagnose and formulate full treatment and management regimes based on sound diagnosis of clinical data, radiographic imaging studies and laboratory values that correlate to physical examination.
  • Manage and treat common health problems such as infections, MSK injuries, sports medicine, along with serious, chronic, and complex illnesses. Independently review radiographic studies from local clinics.

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant (MPAS, M.Ed. PA-C)
Jun 2008 – Dec. 2009

Orthopaedic Physician Assistant, Brookes Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX. Primary Care Provider-Physician Assistant US Army. Trauma Development Instructor.

  • Primary Care provider, independently diagnose and formulate full treatment and management regimes based on sound diagnosis of clinical data, radiographic imaging studies and laboratory values that correlate to physical examination.
  • Manage and treat common health problems such as infections, MSK injuries, sports medicine, along with serious, chronic, and complex illnesses. Independently review radiographic studies from local clinics.
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