BRIAN LAUF, PA-C RECEIVES RECOGNITION AS DISTINGUISHED FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN
ACADEMY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
Distinguished Fellow Program Salutes Him for Going "Above and Beyond" In Service to Community and the Profession
RENO, Nev. – Friday, August 28, 2015 – Saint Mary's Medical Group physician assistant Brian Lauf,
PA-C has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy
of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Lauf earned the recognition due to his
outstanding contributions to patient care and the health care industry.
He also demonstrated significant dedication and involvement to the Reno-Sparks
"We are proud of Brian's accomplishments and are honored to have
him as part of the Saint Mary's team," said Lori Martin, Saint
Mary's executive director of clinical operations. "As we continue
to grow to meet the needs of our community, we hope to encourage a culture
of personal development and achievement, and we are pleased Brian has
embodied the values that contribute to quality care and patient experience."
Lauf received his Bachelor of Science Physician Assistant Studies degree
from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine in Portland,
Ore. and his Master of Physician Assistant Studies–Family Medicine
degree from the University of Nebraska in Omaha, Neb. Lauf is currently
a physician assistant at Saint Mary's Urgent Care and has been a physician
assistant in northern Nevada for 18 years. Prior to joining Saint Mary's,
he served as president of the Nevada Academy of Physician Assistants.
Additionally, Lauf is on the Medical Advisory Committee as well as the
Urgent Care Oversight Committee at Saint Mary's Medical Group.
Physician assistants (PAs) are licensed healthcare professionals who practice
medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians. PAs deliver
a broad range of medical and surgical services to diverse populations
in rural and urban settings. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities,
PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret
tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery and prescribe
To learn more about the physician assistants at Saint Mary's Medical
Group, please visit saintmarysmedicalgroup.com.
Saint Mary's Medical Group
Saint Mary's Medical Group is a fully-integrated Medical Group which
offers a robust line of services including primary care, urgent care and
specialty care including the Center for Neurovascular and Stroke Care,
the Center for Cardiovascular Care and the Women's Health Center.
Designed to unite a team of board-certified physicians, specialists and
nurse practitioners, the Medical Group is focused on preventive care and
building medical homes. Saint Mary's Medical Group includes physicians
who specialize in family practice, osteopathic physicians, physician assistants
and nurse practitioners. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary's
Medical Group is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern
Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit www.saintmarysmedicalgroup.com.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) is the only national organization
representing physician assistant in all medical and surgical specialties
and is one of the largest medical societies in the U.S. Founded in 1968,
the Academy works to promote quality, cost effective health care and the
professional and personal growth of PAs. For more information about the
Academy and the PA profession, visit the AAPA's Web site, www.aapa.org.