Skip to content
A.T. Still University
Prospective Students
Current Students

iConnect News
ATSU Headlines
Arizona Campus Missouri Campus ASDOH ASHS KCOM SOMA Awards Community Health Centers Graduations Grants

Student Headlines AZ Student Affairs MO Student Affairs ATSU Portal Login

Alumni Headlines Classnotes In Memoriam Continuing Education

Faculty & Staff
Faculty/Staff Headlines Research & Publications ATSU Portal Login

iConnect Newsletter Grants & You Newsletter Athletic Training Alumni Newsletter Still Partner Newsletter Still- Well Being Newsletter Healthy Investments ATSU Research
A.T. Still Library Newsletter
Still Magazine
Current Issue
Past Issues
Donor Recognition
Hot Sheet
In Memoriam
The Last Word
Web Exclusives
President’s Desk
Research News
Spark magazine 2017-18
Spark magazine 2019-20
Winter 2020
Supplement 2019
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
Winter 2019
Supplement 2018
Fall 2018
Summer 2018
Spring 2018
Winter 2018
Supplement 2017
Fall 2017
Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Winter 2017
Museum of Osteopathic Medicine

iConnect News

Dr. Danielsen celebrates 25th anniversary with ATSU

March 25, 2020
Posted In: Arizona Campus, ASHS, ATSU News, Faculty & Staff Headlines, Physician Assistant, University Headlines

On March 25, 2020, Randy Danielsen, PhD, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA, celebrated his 25th employment anniversary with A.T. Still University (ATSU). Dr. Danielsen began at ATSU in 1995 as an academic coordinator for the physician assistant studies (PA) department.

In 1997, he became chair of physician assistant studies, and in 2004 became dean of ATSU’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS), serving until 2010, and again from 2012-18. Recently, he stepped down as dean to take on a new role in online education as the chair of ATSU-ASHS’s Doctor of Medical Science (DMSc) program.

Since graduating from the University of Utah physician assistant program in 1974, Dr. Danielsen has distinguished himself as a clinician, PA educator, author, and editor. He received his BS in health science (cum laude) from the University of Utah in 1978, his master’s in PA studies (MPAS) from the University of Nebraska with an emphasis on internal medicine in 1997, and his PhD from the Union Institute & University in 2003 with an emphasis on medical education.

Dr Danielsen

He has served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and as a board member and chairman for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Earlier in his career, he served as president of the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants (UAPA), the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants (ASAPA), and as chair of the Arizona Regulatory Board for PAs. Retired after 28 years of service in the U.S. Air Force and Army National Guard with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Danielsen also is a former president of the AAPA Veterans Caucus and was honored with the Caucus’ Civilian PA of the Year Award in 2003.

Dr. Danielsen was named Outstanding PA of the Year by the AAPA in 1993 and by ASAPA in 2011. In 2012, he was honored by the University of Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Family & Preventive Medicine, Division of Physician Assistant Studies with the “Patron of the Profession” award for “unwavering dedication and service to the physician assistant profession.” In May 2015, he received the Eugene A. Stead Award of Achievement from AAPA. This is the Academy’s most prestigious award, recognizing an individual for lifetime achievement that has had a broad and significant impact on the profession. He currently serves as PA editor-in-chief for Clinician Reviews.

Dr. Danielsen has published over nineteen peer-reviewed articles, twenty journal editorials, three book chapters, and his first co-authored book, entitled The Preceptor’s Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. He is also a Senior Consultant with the Academy for Academic Leadership and a proud member of Rotary International.

Congratulations, Dr. Danielsen!

6 responses to “Dr. Danielsen celebrates 25th anniversary with ATSU”

  1. Amanda Martinez says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Danielsen. As the details of your life can attest to, you are a great source of knowledge on all things PA. Thanks for everything you do for ATSU!

  2. John Danielsen says:

    Congrats Dr. Dad, this is your son, John very proud to be your son!

  3. Curry says:

    Way to go Randy!!!!!!! Love Boband Carol.

  4. Cathy says:

    You have always been my mentor, greatest supporter and adviser…
    Kind, compassionate, a model, a leader and my friend!!
    I owe my success to you,
    The Best Always,
    ❤️ Cathy

  5. Mark Fischione, MD says:

    Randy, you and I go back a long time, thank you for your friendship and for all you have done for the school!

    Mark Fischione

  6. Catherine Fowler says:

    Randy, Congratulations! Quite a milestone…thank you for your support and all you do for students and health care providers. Catherine Fowler

« »