James Millward, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C
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James Millward, DMSc, PA-C, is a practicing PA specializing in cardiovascular surgery at the Richard L Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN, and is the host of the PA Foundation’s Vital Minds podcast series. He graduated in 2017 from the Indiana University PA Program and served from 2016-2018 as the student representative on the PA Foundation Board of Trustees and the AAPA Student Academy Board of Directors.
James was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT, completing his undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University with a B.S. in neuroscience and a minor in psychology. He then moved to Indianapolis and began working with the Indiana University School of Medicine in research until entering PA school in 2015. His passion for discovery through clinical research lead him to pursue further training after PA school and James completed the Doctor of Medical Science degree from University of Lynchburg in 2020.
While working in cardiac surgery, James also serves as a key member of a multinational team of medical providers helping to establish and develop cardiac surgery in Eldoret, Kenya at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in partnership with the AMPATH Kenya organization. Together they are focused on acquiring the equipment, supplies and resources to continue to improve on existing efforts to provide safe and successful surgery and support for patients after complex heart surgery as well as enabling one-to-one skill transfer and empowering local providers.
Outside of surgery and medicine, James is an outdoorsman and loves spending time in the mountains and wilderness with his family. He plays the piano to relax, and enjoys golfing and the many local sports events in Indianapolis.