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Tom Himelick PA-C, MMSc Honored

Tom, a native Hoosier, earned an M.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University, and practiced as an Audiologist for about 10 years prior to entering the Emory PA in 1989.  Following graduation in 1991, he worked for a period of time for Emory Clinic in ENT-Head &

 Neck Surgery, but switched to general Pediatrics at Grady Memorial Hospital/ Hughes Spalding Children's Hospital in 1992.Tom worked there full-time until returning to Emory in 1994 as one of the Clinical Coordinators. He continued to work on a part-time basis in Pediatrics at Hughes Spalding through 2001. He was a clinical coordinator and Associate Program Director through 2001, when he left Emory briefly to take an administrative role with a new PA Program.   The opportunity arose in late 2002 to return to Emory in an innovative role blending his passions of service-learning, distance education, and the educational applications of technology. He founded and led the South Georgia Farmworker Health Project (SGFHP) for Emory, since 1996. The project has received many honors including this years AAPA Host City Campaign. Tom developed the web site in 2004 to be a resource for prospective students and alumni. He has been the web master for 6 years improving and updating the content. Tom has been the leader of the Good Samaritan Health Center Saturday clinic recruiting faculty and mentoring student volunteers.

Tom has followed his passion to serve the underserved in a medical clinic in Pine Hill, New Mexico. The faculty and students honored his teaching service at several lunches and a good bye breakfast. We wish Tom the very best in his new "mission" and we will miss his creative talents on the faculty.

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