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  • About ACOEM

  • Occupational Physicians/Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners Section 


    Chair: Brian Svazas, MD, MPH, FACOEM 

    Associate Chair: Scott J. Spillmann, MD, MPH, FAADEP, FACOEM 

    Secretary/Treasurer: Joanna Ortiz, PA-C, MPA

    Who Should Join 

    Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners whose practice involves occupational medicine are welcome. Physicians and other Mid Level Practitioners who have a common interest with the Section's functions and objectives are also welcome.

    How to Join 


    • To join online, CLICK HERE to login to MyACOEM and complete the Section form.
    • To join by phone, call 847-818-1800.



    This section is organized to insure that the common interests of the occupational physician supervisor and physician assistant are known and presented to the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine through the mechanisms that are made available through the ACOEM Constitution and Bylaws.

    This section will promote the professional and personal development of the occupational supervising physician and physician assistant.

    We encourage nurse practitioner affiliate members of ACOEM to join the Occupational Physicians/Physician Assistants Section in order to allow the NP/PA members to work as a group to benefit their mutual interest and show the value of midlevel health care practitioners to the occupational medical health team. At a point when the NPs reach critical mass, we will use our expertise to assist them in establishing their own section.

    This section will promote ACOEM Fellow status for occupational supervising physicians and affiliate membership for occupational physician assistants.

    This section will make arrangements for AOHC speakers when possible and will promote attendance at ACOEM CME functions.

    This section will have an annual meeting at the American Occupational Health Conference.

    Highlighted Activities  

    • Award the annual Affiliate Physician Assistant Section Scholarship.  
    • Hold annual in-person section meeting at AOHC.
    • Develop and distribute quarterly section newsletters.  
    • Jack Lasoski, MPAS, PA-C, section Secretary/Treasurer, participated in Reach MD Interview.