David Axtman, PA-C, Emergency Medicine

David Axtman, PA-C, Emergency Medicine


  • Undergraduate School
    S. Biology/Physiology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
    B.S. Physician Assistant, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD
  • Graduate School
    Master’s Degree, Emergency Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center & School, Omaha, NE
  • Board Certified
    • CAQ:EM


SD Physician Assistant of the Year Honors


  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Special Interests:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Trauma Medicine
  • Wilderness Medicine

Personal Interests:

  • Outdoor survival and wilderness medicine trade craft
  • Hunting pheasants and upland game
  • Triathlon Training, Cycling, Fitness as long as my body holds out
  • Fishing and boating, only when they are biting (fish, not the bugs)
  • Golfing, but not enough time sadly
  • Spending time with family usually during all of the above


  • NCCPA – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistance
  • SEMPA – Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants
  • SEMPA Advocacy National Committee Member
  • ICOM Emergency Medicine Faculty – Adjunct faculty instructor Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine