Alexander J. Velarde, PA-C

Alexander J. Velarde, PA-C
NPI number: 1346886538      
License #: PA57799      
2017 – 2019 Master of Science: Physician Assistant, December 2019
  Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, CA    
2012 – 2016 Bachelor of Science, Major: Kinesiology, 2016    
  California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA    
Clinical Clerkships • Orthopedic Surgery: Trauma – Inst. Of Clinical Orthopedic, Palm Springs, CA – Dr. Todd Swenning    
  • Participated in the operating room as first assist during emergent surgical consults and operative fracture stabilizations. Engaged in various clinical settings including sports medicine, trauma, and total joint replacements.    
  • Performed closure of surgical wounds via suturing or staples in the operating room. Performed post-operative wound care, fracture stabilization techniques, removal of pins and hardware. Assisted with vacuum-assisted closure of a wounds, placement of various plaster casts, and amputation of gangrenous limbs.    
  General Surgery – Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Lakewood, CA – Dr. Frits Baumgartner    
  • Assisted in pre-operative, surgical, and post-operative management of patients with gastrointestinal, colorectal, and breast disorders. Assumed the role of first assistant during various vascular and gastrointestinal surgeries.    
  • Performed closure via suturing or stapling, surgical knot tying, surgical scrub techniques, wound care, dressing changes, placement and removal of surgical drains.    
  Pain Management – Restore Orthopedics, Orange, CA – Dr. Eric Chang    
  • Assessed and managed patients suffering from chronic pain with conservative treatments and modalities    
  • Performed trigger point injections, fluoroscopic injections, joint injection, dressing changes, intravenous access insertions, and placement of sutures. Assisted with lumbar punctures, platelet-rich plasma injections, intercostal nerve blocks, facet nerve injections, and radio-frequency ablations.    
  Emergency Medicine – California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA – Dr. David Solomon    
  • Evaluated and managed patients in a diverse and emergent care setting. Performed laceration repairs with dermabond, staples, and sutures.    
  • Performed fracture stabilization techniques, intravenous access insertions, aspiration of cysts, abscess I&D, EKG interpretations, imaging interpretations, NG tube placements, fluorescein eye exams, and pelvic exams. Assisted with thoracentesis and chest tube insertion.    
Healthcare Work Experiences      
2020 – Present Western Orthopaedic Surgical Associates    
  Physician Assistant    
2016 – 2017 Cal-Med Ambulance - Whittier, CA    
  EMT – Critical Care transports    
2015 – 2016 Lynch Ambulance - Anaheim, CA    
  EMT – Inter-facility transports    
2015 – 2016 COPE Health Scholar Program - California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA    
  Department Coordinator – Intensive Care Unit    
Certifications & Licenses      
  Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants    
  Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support    
  Basic Life Support    
  DEA License    
Volunteer Experience      
2015 – 2016 COPE health scholar, California Hospital Medical Center. Volunteer in telemetry, ICU, CCU, same day surgery, and cardiac cath lab    
2007 – Present Parents of Murdered Children Volunteer (POMC), annual candlelight vigil and winter fundraiser    
Dean’s List      
2017 – 2019 Southern California University of Health Sciences    
2013 – 2016 California State University Fullerton    
Magna Cum Laude      
2019 Southern California University of Health Sciences    
Professional Memberships      
2019 – Present American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)    
2019 – Present California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA)    
2015 – Present Kappa Omicron Nu Honor’s Society, California State University Fullerton    
2014 – 2016 Latino Medial Student Association (LMSA), California State University Fullerton