Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number AC2004-009
Collection Clara E. Vanderbilt Papers
Title Clara E. Vanderbilt Papers
Scope & Content Contains the papers of Clara E. Vanderbilt, director of the Physician Assistant Surgical Residency program at Montefiore Medical Center from 1978 to 2000, and the founding president of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA).

Types of materials include correspondence, meeting agenda books, committee materials, minutes, subject files, reports, reprints, pamphlets, photographs, and newsletters. Major subjects include New York State Society of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Association of Physician Assistant Programs, certification and recertification of physician assistants, continuing medical education, Medicare reimbursement, legislation and legal affairs, specialty physician assistant programs, and surgical assistants. Materials range in date from 1970 to 1987.
Admin/Biographical History Clara E. Vanderbilt was born in Hillsborough, N.C. in 1940. She graduated from the Duke University Physician Assistant Program in 1971, and Empire State College in 1982. She was one of the first two physician assistant surgical residents employed in 1971 by Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM). Along with Drs. Marvin Gleidman and Richard Rosen, Vanderbilt helped establish the first physician assistant surgical postgraduate program in the country. She was director of the physician assistant surgical residency program at Montefiore Medical Center from 1978 until she retired in 2000. As a member of the AECOM faculty, Ms. Vanderbilt precepted students from over 25 programs, including Duke University's program.
Ms. Vanderbilt is a founding member of the Eugene Stead, Jr. Physician Assistant Student Society, one of the first constituent chapters of the current Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAPA). She served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) from 1972 to 1975 and was the organization's vice president in 1975. She became the founding president of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA) in 1975 and was elected the organization's first president in 1976. Ms. Vanderbilt has served on numerous committees of the AAPA and NYSSPA including chair of the NYSSPA's Ethics and Judicial Affairs Committee. She was one of the first PAs appointed to the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), serving from 1977 to 1983, and was twice elected president of the Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs.
Among her many awards and certificates of appreciation, Vanderbilt was awarded the AAPA presidential award in 1983 and the 20th anniversary award in 1988. She received the distinguished alumnus award from the Duke University Physician Assistant Program in 2000. The NYSSPA presidential award banquet was named in her honor in 2000.
Creator Clara Vanderbilt
Copyrights Copyright for the Society for the Preservation 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.

Clara E. Vanderbilt Papers, Society for Preservation of Physician
Assistant History, Johns Creek, GA, USA
Search Terms American Academy of Physician Assistants
AAPA
Association of Physician Assistant Programs
APAP
Medical Education
Medicare
Montefiore Medical Center
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
NCCPA
New York State Society of Physician Assistants
NYSSPA
Physician Assistant Educaiton Association
Legislation
Year Range from 1970
Year Range to 1987
Containers Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Board of Directors Meeting
Bylaws
Committee appointments
Conferences
Corresondence
Corresondence
Elections and Meetings
General Information
House of Delegates
Judicial Affairs Committee
Lists and Correspondence
Newsletters
New York State Board of Regents
Stationary
Board of Directors Meeting - Arlington, VA
Board of Directors Meeting - Arlington, VA
Board of Directors Meeting Book - Arlington, VA
Board of Directors Meeting Book - Boston, MA
Board of Directors Meeting Book - Arlington, VA
Board of Directors Meeting Book -
Board of Directors Meeting - New Orleans, LA
Board of Directors Meeting - Arlington, VA
Board of Directors Meeting - Arlington, VA 1/1
Board of Directors Meeting - Arlington, VA 2/2
Board of Directors Meeting - Arlington, VA
Board of Directors Meeting - Arlington, VA
Board of Directors Meeting - Arlington, VA
Board of Directors Meeting - Unapproved minutes
Committee Chairmen and Board of Directors
Committees, Lists, and Directors
Correspondence
Correspondence
Dues Increase
House of Delegates - First Annual Meeting
House of Delegates - Fourth Annual Meeting
House of Delegates - Eighth Annual Meeting Handbook 1/2
House of Delegates - Eighth Annual Meeting Handbook 2/2
Nominations - Executive Committee
Policy
Post-Graduate PA Program Seminar
President Contacts in Uncharted States
Professional Certification Committee
Professional Certification Committee
Proposals
AAPA Standing Committees - Committee Chairman Handbook
Surgeons Assistant
Surgical Council
By-Laws
Board of Directors lists
Board of Directors Meeting - Las Vegas, NA
Board of Directors Meeting - New Orleans, LA
Board of Directors Meeting - Hollywood, FL
Board of Directors Meeting - Atlanta, GA
Board of Directors Meeting - New Orleans, LA
Board of Directors Meeting - San Diego, CA
Board of Directors Meeting - Atlanta, GA
Board of Directors Meeting - Atlanta, GA
Board of Directors Meeting - New Orleans, LA
Committees
Correspondence
Executive Committee Meeting
Finances
General
History and Description
Newsletters
NCCPA Recertification
Specialty PA Committee
Correspondence
Calvin Spinner
Touro PA Students
Surgical Council
Biweekly Report
Biweekly Report
Executive Committee
APAP Midyear Meeting
APAP Postgraduate Subcommittee
AAPA/APAP/NCCPA Liason Committee
Surgeons Assistant
Advisory Council on Physician Assistants - Albany, Ny
American Association of Surgeon's Assistants
American Medical Association
AMA - ACS PA Program Essentials - Circa 1971 -1974
American Nurses Association - Nurse Descriptions
Conference Materials
Grant Proposal for Surgeons Assistant Study
Health and Hospital Corporation - NYC
Health Services Resource Center - Portland Oregon
Hospital Association of New York State
Laws (1/2)
Laws (2/2)
Legislation - California
Legislation - New Jersey
Legislation - NY State - Marvin Stamm - Correspondence - Regulation Proposals
Legislation - NY State - Professional Conduct
Legislation - NY State - Representatives and Senators
Legislation - North Carolina
Medical Orders
Medicare S.1640 - Reimbursement for PA Services
Memos and Job Descriptions
National Relations Labor Board
National Survey of Surgical Departments - Summary Statistics
New Jersey State Society of PAs
New York State Governor's Advisory Council
New York State Nurses Association
New York State Program Council
Pennsylvania Society of Surgeons Assistants - By-laws
PA Article File (1/2)
PA Article File (2/2)
PA Profession, What you should know
PA Statistical Studies
PA Statistical Studies
PA Statistical Studies
Reports
Research on New Health Practicioners in institutional settings 1/2
Research on New Health Practicioners in institutional settings 2/2
Standalone study: PA Concept
Stead Student Society
Surgeon Assistant Certification
Surgeon Assistant Certification
Surgeon Assistant Articles
Veterans Administration Hospital Guidelines
Yale Surgical Residency Program