Thomas Edward Diver, MPAS, PA-C

Thomas Diver, MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Professor - Physician Assistant Studies
For an appointment: 817-735-DOCS (3627)
Physician Assistant Studies
Research interests: Family medicine, primary care and preventive medicine

Thomas Diver is an experienced family medicine physician assistant practicing at the Patient Care Center. He also actively serves as academic faculty for the Physician Assistant Studies and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) Clinical Medicine programs.

As a member of the Interprofessional Education Committee at UNTHSC, Diver strives to promote the doctor-PA team concept in both practice and curriculum. He finds the faculty and staff at UNTHSC to be very open to such collaboration and feels fortunate to be on such an energetic and synergistic team.

Diver believes that to achieve optimal health, patient care should focus on a strong clinician-patient relationship that promotes a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention. He teaches students to go beyond medical history and to get to know their patients as individuals. This helps caregivers navigate patients’ diet, exercise, stress management, smoking cessation and other lifestyle choices in order to better ensure a good quality of life.

A retired U.S. Army officer, Diver has more than 17 years of experience as a practicing clinician in Family Medicine, including 12 years practice in Keller, Texas.

Academic:
Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska

Bachelor of Science, Physician Associate, University of Oklahoma

Honors:
Fellow, Board Member, Director at Large, and Representative in the House of Delegates, Texas Academy of Physician Assistants

Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants

Fellow Member, Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants

Member, TCOM Family Medicine Faculty CQI

Member, School of Health Professions (SHP), PA Studies, PA Education Committee

Member, SHP, PA Studies Student Performance Committee

Interim Chair, SHP PA Studies - Student Performance Committee

2013 – Current: Member, Faculty Senate