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David Brian Thiel

David Brian Thiel, American physician assistant. Certified physician assistant. Tannenbaum scholar, 1974-1978; recipient Orchid award Paphiopedilum Mystic Jewel, David's Dream, Highly Commended Certified American Orchid Society, 2003. Fellow: Sigma Xi (numerous Orchid awards); member: International High intelligence quotient Society.


  • Thiel, David Brian was born on July 2, 1956 in Cincinnati. Son of Joseph Lee and Mary Jane (Otting) Thiel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1978. AS with honors, Kettering College Medical Arts, 1980.


    • Resident Los Angeles County-University Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1985-1986. Physician assistant in orthopedic surgery Ketchikan, Alaska, 1980-1985. Physician assistant in physical medicine and electrodiagnostic medicine New Orleans, 1987—2004.

      Physician assistant United States Coast Guard, since 2004. In-service lecturer HealthSouth Rehabilitation, Harahan, Louisiana, since 1990.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Fellow: Sigma Xi (numerous Orchid awards). Member: International High intelligence quotient Society.



    Swimming, skiing, sailing, orchid growing, bicycling.

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    Born July 2, 1956
    (age 61)