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DATE: 8/26/2005
Board Welcomes New Member

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Governor Janet Napolitano has nominated Kelli M. Ward, D.O., to be a physician member of the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants. Dr. Ward is a resident and physician in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She has practiced medicine in the Lake Havasu area since 1999. The Arizona Senate will vote on her nomination during the next regular session of the Legislature. Dr. Ward replaces G. Bradley Klock, D.O, whose term had expired.

Dr. Ward is a Board certified family physician and is currently pursuing her Master‘s Degree in Public Health. Dr. Ward earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and continued her education with a Family Practice Residency, Faculty Development Fellowship, and Clinician Educator Fellowship in Michigan. Additionally, Dr. Ward completed the Osteopathic Heritage Health Policy Fellowship in 2003.

Dr. Ward has been featured in several magazines, including the December 2004 issue of “The D.O. Magazine,” which named her one of the osteopathic profession‘s Women of Influence. She is an active member of the American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners, Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, and the Arizona Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Dr. Ward also lectures nationally on subjects such as bioterrorism, water safety, electronic medical records and obesity. She is active in her community, serving as a Chamber of Commerce ambassador, singing in the Praise Team at her church, and performing in community theater productions. Dr. Ward is married and has two children.

The Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants licenses and regulates more than 1,300 PAs. The Board has ten members: four physician assistant members, four physician members and two public members. Board offices are located at 9545 East Doubletree Ranch Road in Scottsdale.