Edmund J. Wise Jr., MPH, PA, DFAAPA

Edmund Wise

Title: Chief Adjunct Faculty
Company: South College
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Edmund J. Wise Jr., Chief Adjunct Faculty at South College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care education.

Backed by decades of professional excellence, Mr. Wise is thriving as the chief adjunct faculty at South College. He obtained the position in 2008, and is responsible for running various health-related programs and giving physical exams. Some of Mr. Wise’s other roles within the school include serving as an adjunct professor in the physician assistant program and serving as a member of the Physician Assistant Selection Committee. Outside of the institution, he garnered experience as a clinical care technician II at Duke University Medical Center, a Toxic Substance Control Act Task Team member at Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, and a physician assistant, Ergonomics Committee member, Hearing Conservation Committee member, and Hazardous Waste Committee member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

To connect more with his peers, Mr. Wise became a judge advocate for Chapter 24 of Knoxville Disabled American Veterans in 2017, a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America in 2017, a member of the Awards Committee of the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants in 2008, the chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee of the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants in 2007, and a member of the Malpractice Review Board of the Tennessee Department of Health in 1981. He also co-authored “ORNL Hazwoper Program Manual” and “AAPA Guidelines for Continuing Medical Education,” and authored “History Medical Activities 1/12 Infantry.” Further, Mr. Wise joined prominent organizations like the New York Academy of Physician Assistants, the University of Tennessee Alumni Association, the Washington and Jefferson Alumni Association, and the Duke Alumni Association. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pas.

Mr. Wise prepared for his endeavors by earning a Master of Public Health from the University of Tennessee in 1990, a Bachelor of Health Sciences from Duke University in 1974, and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Washington and Jefferson College in 1969. He also obtained certification in basic cardiac life support through the Tennessee Heart Association, certification in occupational and environmental medicine through Duke University, and certification as a physician associate. Additionally, Mr. Wise completed the physician assistant national certifying exam in 1975 and the recertifying exam in 1999. Between 1969 and 1975, he served as a captain MSC for the U.S. Army Reserve.

As a testament to his success, Mr. Wise received a distinguished fellowship from the American Academy of PAs, a gold certificate of appreciation from the American Heart Association, Inc., an award from PI Alpha-Physician (now Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)), a decorated bronze star, a combat medical badge, and an army commendation medal. He was also named to the Hall of Fame of the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants.

When Mr. Wise has free time, he enjoys gardening, fishing, model railroading, and stamp collecting.

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