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GW SMHS Alumni John Trimbath Receives AAPA President’s Award

WASHINGTON (July 13, 2013) – John Trimbath, PA ‘79,  an alumni of the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), was recently recognized by the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) for his tireless advocacy work to move the physician assistant (PA)profession forward. At AAPA’s 41st Annual Physician Assistant Conference he received the “President’s Award,” which is given to an individual who has demonstrated distinguished volunteer service to the profession by furthering leadership, education, and professional development.

Trimbath received his degree from the PA Program at GW SMHS in 1979. A longtime leader in the PA profession, Trimbath has served on the boards of both AAPA and the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants, and has worked tirelessly to improve PA practice law in Ohio. Despite a 2008 accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down, Trimbath has remained committed to his local and national advocacy work to continue moving the profession forward.

For more on Trimbath, read his article in the May 2013 issue of PA Professional magazine at