Doug Condit – Gone But Not Forgotten

The History Society is sad to announce the passing of Doug Condit. Mr. Condit was a pioneering PA, especially for PAs in surgery. He was the first PA to present in a scientific session of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Conference. [Photograph Right: Doug Condit with President Barack Obama, undated]

Mr. Condit served in the Navy as a hospital corpsman. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War where he earned the National Defense Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal with combat insignia and four bronze stars, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

When he left the Navy, he joined the University of Alabama Physician Assistant Program, which he graduated from in 1972. He then went on to Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Surgical Postgraduate Physician Assistant Program. Upon completing the program, stayed on as an instructor with Clara Vanderbilt. He became Senior PA in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery in 1984.

He was a founding member of the AAPA Veterans Caucus and a House of Delegates representative from New York numerous times. He served in various other organizations, both state and regional, as well as on many committees.

To learn more about Mr. Condit’s accomplishments, please visit his biography.

The History Society was also fortunate to interview Mr. Condit in 2021, which can be viewed here.

The Norwood News did a wonderful article on Mr. Condit and his passing, which you may read by clicking here.