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Sarah Sims

Sims is an Aeromedical PA assigned to the Yokota AB Flight Medicine Clinic, Japan as the Flight & Operational Medicine Element Chief and Medical Director of the WESTPAC Military Entrance Processing Station. Her duties include  Mishap Response, Field Response, Occupational Health, and food safety inspections. In addition to direct patient care she has direct oversight of the Wing readiness, Periodic Health, population disease tracing programs. She enjoys a busy seminar schedule, particularly with the base Professional Development Center, finding great personal fulfillment through mentoring others. Furthermore, she was Director of Activities at Large for SAFPA 2018-2019 and has held numerous positions with various non profit organizations over the years. She brings a decade of PA experience and is off to a new adventure at DHA come summer 2022 as the BSC Force Management Fellow.



2011 Bachelor of Science, UNMC


    2022 Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, VA: BSC Force Management Fellowship                                                                    2019-2022 Yokota AB, Japan:  Aeromedical PA                                                                                                                               

    2017-2019 Fort Sam Houston, TX:  IDMT instructor
    2014-2017 Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), AK:  Family Medicine PA
    2012-2014 Cannon AFB, NM:  Family Medicine PA


    Meritorious Service Medal w/1 OLC

    Air Force Commendation Medal w/2 OLC


    2006 - Ramstein, Germany (Contingency Air Staging Facility)

    2004- Balad AB, Iraq

    2010 - Balad AB, Iraq

    Society of Air Force Physician Assistants is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 2400 McCullough Ave. PO Box 12282, San Antonio, Tx, 78212

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