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Junior DAL:  Air Force Reserve/Air National Guard

Kathryn G. Ovington, MMS, PA-C

Capt Ovington joined the USAF Air National Guard as a direct accession. She is currently serving with the 113thMedical Group in the DC Air National Guard at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Capt Ovington has completed all three AMP classes and is an active provider for Team Aerospace and Flight Medicine.   Capt Ovington’s civilian job is in Surgery where she is first-assist in several types of surgeries, from knee replacements to C-sections. She also manages post-operative care for general surgery patients.  Capt Ovington has 2 college-age children and she celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary with her husband Matt in September. She is currently training for the Marine Corps Marathon this October. 

This is my third year on the SAFPA Board. I am very interested in hearing from current and potential ANG and Reserve SAFPA members. Please reach out to me or Maj Burress with questions, comments or suggestions on how to develop SAFPA as a go-to resource for you.   ~Kate


2015 – Master of Medical Science, Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA

2015 – Certificate of Physician Assistant Studies, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

1995 – Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

USAF Assignments

Sept 2017 to Present – Physician Assistant, Team Aerospace Flight Medicine, 113th Medical Group, Joint Base Andrews, MD

June 2021 – Selected provider for 2021 African Lion Mission to Morocco attached to the UT ANG

Feb 2021 – Primary provider for 500 soldiers during 2021 Presidential Inauguration while attached to the TX Army National Guard 4/54th FA (SFAB)

Civilian Experience

Mar 2020 to Present – General Surgery, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Olney, MD

Dec 2016 to Feb 2020 – Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown Orthopaedics/MedStar Orthopaedic Institute, Olney, MD

Sep 2019 to Present – Peer Review Committee, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Olney, MD

Jan 2019 to Present – Continuing Education Committee, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, Olney, MD

Feb 2016 to Nov 2016 – Emergency Department Physician Assistant, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

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