Course Coordinator: Anatomy, Orthopaedics & Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
Class of 1975
Paul Hendrix is a graduate of the College of Charleston (BS), Charleston, SC, and Duke University (BS, MHS), Durham, NC. He has served on the Duke University Medical Center Faculty for 33 years, and currently holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department Community and Family Medicine. He has served on the faculty of the Duke PA Program since 1979 as Surgical Coordinator.
Paul’s contributions include serving as the Chair of the Editorial Board for both Physician Assistant Journal, and Clinician Reviews Journal. He currently serves as Co-Chair of Clinician Reviews Journal. He has authored over 30 editorials, articles, and book chapters. He has served as President of the Duke Physician Assistant Alumni Association. As a charter member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, he has served continuously on the Board of Directors since 1982 in various positions including President, Treasurer, Director, Delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates, Chair of the Finance Committee, Chair of Conference Planning, and Employment Committee Chair. He currently serves as Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, Chair of Conference Planning, and Delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates. Under Paul’s leadership, the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants designed and offered the first Review Course for the PA National Recertification Exam in 1986. Paul has been instrumental in nurturing and developing the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants Annual CME Conferences and bringing them to national prominence. The two Annual Conferences now draw over 1,800 PAs each year, from all 50 states.
In addition to multiple certificates of appreciation, Paul has received the President's Recognition Award from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (1982), Distinguished Alumnus Award Duke University Physician Assistant Program (1985), Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (1987), President's Recognition Award from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (1988), Ten Year Service Award from the Fayetteville Area Health Education Center (1996), and he was featured in the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants Newsletter, Leadership Spotlight, (2001).