Wooten has been a member of AAPA for more than 22 years and has held numerous leadership positions within the academy. Prior to serving as the AAPA president, he was AAPA secretary from 2003-2006, a previous
constituent relations committee chair and one of the original founders of the AAPA’s Promoting Planning for Association Progress program, through which AAPA strengthens constituent organizations through organizational development activities.
A PPAP facilitator, Wooten traveled the country conducting workshops to help constituent organizations become stronger through organizational and leadership training.
Wooten also is currently a member of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants of the AAPA, and he has served with the Physician Assistant Foundation as a development committee member. Additionally, Wooten is a member and previous president of the African Heritage Caucus. He is a member of the PAs for Latino Health Caucus. Wooten has held numerous state chapter leadership positions with the North Carolina
Academy of Physician Assistants. He served as president in 1997, was the nominating committee chair and currently serves on the internal audit committee for NCAPA.
Wooten graduated from Wake Forest
University’s Bowman Gray School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program in 1981. The school was later renamed the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For the majority of his 30-year career, he has worked in emergency medicine. He is currently a PA in the emergency department at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., where he also serves as the physician assistant director.
In addition to his work as a practicing PA, Wooten mentors students and gives back to his local community. He serves on the Physician Assistant Studies Academic Affairs Committee for the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and is an adjunct faculty member in the school’s Department
of Physician Assistant Studies. He is a PA volunteer at the Community Care Clinic in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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