Thomas Colletti, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, is an associate professor in the University of Lynchburg's School of Physician Assistant (PA) Medicine. He has been a PA for more than 30 years and earned a bachelor of science in biology from the City College of New York, a master's in PA studies from the University of Nebraska, and a doctor of health sciences from A.T. Still University. Colletti received his PA training in the United States Public Health Service PA Program in New York. He has practiced pediatrics, emergency medicine, urgent care, and orthopedics. He served as associate director at the Methodist PA program and as academic coordinator at the Duke PA program before being recruited as the founding director of the Campbell University PA program. Colletti is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed by the North Carolina Medical Board. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and a member of Pi Alpha, the National PA Honor Society.