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Catalog Number AC2015-005
Collection Stephen L. Joyner Papers, 1964-1991
Title Stephen L. Joyner papers, 1964-1991
Scope & Content Contains the papers of Stephen L. Joyner, founding member and former Board of Director member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Types of materials include correspondence, clippings, a scrapbook and memorabilia. Major subjects include the Carolina Organ Procurement Agency and Medicare reimbursement for physician assistants. Materials
range in date from 1964 to 1991.
Admin/Biographical History Stephen L. Joyner was born in Nashville, N.C. in 1943. After attending Nashville High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. In 1964 he was accepted into the Duke University Physician Assistant Program and graduated in 1968. Joyner entered family practice in 1969 in Ayden, N.C. and became part of the first physician assistant and single MD team. In 1982 he became administrative director of the East Carolina University Transplant and Organ Procurement Program, and was instrumental in establishing the Carolina Organ Procurement Agency, now known as Carolina Donor Services. In 1989 he opened and co-owned Greenville
Health Care Center, from which he retired in 2002.

Joyner is a founding member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and served as a Board of Director member. He served on the North Carolina Association of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) and was on the Executive Committee as Vice President. In 1982 Steve Joyner was named an honorary Director by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) in recognition of his contributions to the formation and development of the NCCPA. During his career, Joyner has made numerous presentations and published several articles on the physician assistant concept.
Creator Stephen L. Joyner
Copyrights Copyright for the Society of Physician Assistant History records is held by the Society; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation
Stephen L. Joyner papers, Society for Preservation of Physician
Assistant History, Johns Creek, GA, USA.
Search Terms Carolina Organ Procurement Agency
Medicare Reimbursement
Stephen Joyner
Year Range from 1964
Year Range to 1991
Containers Correspondence
Carolina Organ Procurement Agency
Physician Assistant Conferences
Clippings, articles, and legislation
Personal Items