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Major Daniella Feldhousen

Maj Daniela F. Feldhausen is an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (EMPA) at the 673rd Medical Group, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER) Alaska. Responsible for 159 thousand Department of Defense and Veteran Affairs beneficiaries in the Pacific Air Forces’ sole joint venture Emergency Department, she enables 24/7 emergency care for 3 Wings, 2 Brigades and 55 tenant units. Maj Feldhausen leads 48 registered nurses’ and technicians’ treatment within the 16 bed department and provides medical coverage for JBER airborne training exercises. She also guides 911 ambulance responses to the 900 acre installation expediting more than 120 emergency services, flight-line and inter-facility transports a year. As the JBER Physician Assistant (PA) Functional, she manages the medical readiness skills of 13 Air Force PAs ensuring availability of exemplary care and global responsiveness.

Maj Feldhausen entered the Air Force as an active duty enlisted member through Basic Military Training in December 1995 and graduated as a CardiopulmonaryLaboratory Technician Distinguished Graduate in January 1997. In 2008, she was selected for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) where she graduated on the Dean’s List and was inducted into the national PA Honor’s Society, Pi Alpha. Upon completion of her clinical training she served as a Family Medicine PA for 6 years and was the Program Director of the IPAP Phase II site at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida from 2014-2017.

Maj Feldhausen has over 23 years of military medical specialty and readiness experience. Deployed in a Critical Care Air Transportation Team to Southwest Asia during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, she has logged over 190 hours in 40 combat missions transferring and stabilizing critically wounded United States and Allied Forces to higher echelons of care. In 2012 she was assigned to Joint Task Force Bravo, Honduras for 6 months providing medical care to the Air Base and humanitarian assistance throughout Central America while building national partner capabilities and countering transnational organized crime. Prior to her current assignment, Maj Feldhausen completed the United States Army/Air Force-Baylor EMPA Residency at Fort Sam Houston, Texas where she earned a Doctorate of Science degree in Emergency Medicine Research.


1996 Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Technical Training, Phase I, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
1997 Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Technical Training, Phase II, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2001 Associate Degree in Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Technology, Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2001 Airman Leadership School, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2006 Non-commissioned Officer Academy, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska
2007 USAF, Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2009 Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Omaha, Neb.

2010 Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Omaha, Neb.
2012 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2015 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2018 Doctorate of Science, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.



1. December 1995–February 1996, Basic Military Training, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. February 1996–May 1996, Cardiopulmonary Technical School – Phase I, 882nd Training Group, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. May 1996–January 1997, Cardiopulmonary Technical School – Phase II, 882nd Training Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. January 1997–May 1998, Cardiopulmonary Apprentice, 56th Medical Operations Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
5. May 1998–June 2001, Cardiopulmonary Journeyman, 74th Medical Operations Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. June 2001–December 2003, Course Supervisor, Cardiopulmonary Phase II, 74th Medical Operations Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. January 2004–February 2006, NCOIC, Cardiopulmonary Services, 3rd Medical Group, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (September 2004-February 2005, Respiratory Therapist, Critical Care Air Transport Team, Southwest Asia)
8. February 2006–December 2007, Patient Advocate, 3rd Medical Group, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (Respiratory Therapist, Critical Care Air Transport Team, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Base, Iraq)
9. January 2008–November 2008, NCOIC, Cardiopulmonary Services, 60th Medical Operations Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif.
10. December 2008–December 2009, Officer Training School Student, IPAP-Phase I, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
11. January 2010–January 2011, Officer Training School Student, IPAP- Phase II, Nellis AFB, Nev.
12. January 2011–January 2014, Physician Assistant, Family Health, 9th Medical Operations Squadron, Beale AFB, Calif. (March 2010-September 2012, Physician Assistant, Join Task Force-B MEDEL, Soto Cano AV, Honduras)
13. February 2014–May 2017, Program Director, IPAP Phase II, 96th Medical Group, Eglin AFB, Fla.
14. May 2017–December 2018, EMPA Resident, 959th Medical Operations Squadron, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
15. January 2019–Present, Staff EMPA, 673rd Medical Operations Squadron, JBER, Alaska



Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Non-Commissioned Officer Academy John Levitow Award



Airman Basic Dec. 28, 1995
Airman First Class Feb. 10, 1996
Senior Airman Feb. 10, 1997
Staff Sergeant Jul. 1, 2000
Technical Sergeant Jul. 1, 2003
Master Sergeant Jul. 1, 2007
First Lieutenant Jan. 29, 2011
Captain Jan. 18, 2013
Major Jan. 1, 2018

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