Brett Bastian Professor of Practice, Physician Assistant Program


MPAS, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
B.S. Physician Assistant, Wichita State University

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Brett Bastian is a professor of practice for the physician assistant program and a board-certified physician assistant. With 28 years of experience as a PA, he has worked in family practice, neurosurgery, and orthopedic hand surgery. Bastian has also served as a preceptor for PA students. Prior to joining Northwestern's faculty, Bastian was a guest lecturer for PA students and family medicine residents.

Bastian also serves as a physician assistant with Avera Neurosurgery in Sioux Falls, SD, working alongside neurosurgeons providing office-based care for neurosurgical patients. In addition, he is co-founder of Warriors Never Give Up, a faith-based nonprofit organization that provides outdoor adventures for combat, deployed, and service-connected veterans. He received Northwestern's Faculty Inspirational Service Award in 2023.

Physician Assistant, Avera Neurosurgery, Sioux Falls, SD

Co-founder, Warriors Never Give Up (Non-profit veteran service organization)

Physician Assistant, Core Orthopedics Hand Surgery, Sioux Falls, SD

Physician Assistant, Sanford Neurosurgery, Sioux Fall, SD

Physician Assistant, Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD

Physician Assistant, Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Institute, Sioux Falls, SD

Physician Assistant, Altru Health System, Warroad, MN

Physician Assistant, Harmony Community Clinic, Harmony, MN



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