Byron Turkett, MPAS, PA-C, FCCM
Byron Turkett, MPAS, PA-C, FCCM is an Associate Professor & Founding Director of the Carson-Newman University Physician Assistant Program. A 23 year Physician Assistant, he graduated from Cook County Hospital - City College of Chicago PA Program in 1995 and has specialized in emergency, trauma and critical care medicine. He served as an Aeromedical PA in the US Army Reserve in Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Iraqi/Enduring Freedom and was only the 5th PA to be recognized as a Fellow, in the American College of Critical Care Medicine in 2011.
He has been in academia as an adjunct instructor and full time faculty at PA programs in Tennessee since 2007 while maintaining active clinical work in surgery, critical care and emergency medicine. He joined the Carson Newman University family in August 2018.