Wallace Boeve, Ed.D., P.A.

Wallace Boeve, Des Moines University College of Health Sciences

Wallace Boeve, Ed.D., P.A.

Wallace Boeve joined DMU in November 2020 with a successful career as a practicing Physician Assistant and an academician.

Prior to joining DMU, Dr. Boeve served as Founding Program Director and Professor in the Physician Assistant master’s program at Bethel University in St Paul, Minnesota. Earlier, he served as Department Chair and Program Director of Physician Assistant Studies in the College of Health Professions at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dr. Boeve’s clinical work has included most recently urgent care as a PA with experience in rural family medicine, occupational medicine, retail medicine, and inpatient psychiatry.

Dr. Boeve has also served in health-related activities in state and national PA leadership positions. He has also served as a past president of the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants and worked on the executive board for the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants as well as other PA constituent organizations within the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

During his career, Dr. Boeve assisted in instructions within a number of lab courses, professional practice issues, as well as co-instructed evidence-based medicine courses.

He has written for over $4 million in private and federal grants, presented at state and national meetings, lobbied on healthcare legislation nationally and state-wide, as well as co-authored book chapters on PA professional practice issues.  His research has focused on faculty mentorship and job satisfaction, as well as professional practice issues.

Dr. Boeve earned his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley State University and his M.S. in Physician Assistant at Baylor College of Medicine. He earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Eastern Michigan University.

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