Physicians Assistants

EDWARD SMITH, PA-C

Chief Physician Assistant

Mr. Edward Smith is an orthopaedic trained Physician Assistant and has served over 20 years in the US Air Force. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1992 and became the Air Force’s only Registered Orthotic Technician. He was honor graduate from basic training and technical school and was hand selected to remain at the school house to assist in instructing.

RONALD KUBUS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Mr. Kubus is a certified and licensed physician’s assistant. After joining the US Air Force in 1976 he served as an orthopaedic technician and a surgical first assistant from 1979-1990. He then attended the U.S. Air Force Physician Assistant program through the University of Nebraska. He was awarded the Alonso A. Tower Society award, which is given to the one student who exemplifies the character and qualities of a Physician Assistant student. Upon graduation, he scored in the top one percent in the nation on the Physician Assistant certification exam.

MATTHEW SMITH, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Mr. Smith graduated from The University of Alabama as an Athletic Trainer in 2006. While attending The University of Alabama, he worked with multiple sports teams including track and field, gymnastics, and football. He was invited to Tampa to work for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a summer intern, in a highly competitive athletic training internship program. During this internship Mr. Smith was honored by the Buccaneers staff and invited back to work for the football team the following year.

CHRISTINE SCLAFANI, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Mrs. Sclafani, a native of Manchester, NH graduated with honors from Simmons College in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology. After completing her undergraduate studies, she decided to further her education by attending DeSales University. In 2006, she completed the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program and graduated with distinction.

COLIN CHAMBERS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Mr. Chambers, graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He received his Bachelor’s degree of science in athletic training in 2010. Working closely with the coaches and athletes at Ohio University lead him to enjoy sports medicine. He found that working with athletes and orthopaedic injuries was his true passion.

Chase Spell, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Chase grew up in a small town in Georgia where he enjoyed playing football in High School. During that time, he became interested in sports medicine and developed a passion for helping others.  Prior to attending college, he spent two years in Guatemala, on a mission for his church, helping others and learning to speak Spanish.

Kelsey Waltz, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Mrs. Waltz, a Florida native, was a competitive soccer player in both high school and college. Leaving Florida to play soccer in college, she attended the University of Iowa in Iowa City; where she also majored in Exercise Science. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 and began working as a Research Assistant for the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Iowa in the Carver College of Medicine.

Morgan Williams, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Ms. Williams graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Florida as an Athletic Trainer in 2009. During her time there, she had the opportunity to work with several teams, including basketball, gymnastics, and volleyball.   After graduation, she was accepted into the Masters program at University of South Florida where she completed her graduate assistantship as the head Athletic Trainer for Carollwood Day School, working as a part of the Sports Medicine and Athletic Related Trauma Institute.