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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.


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.


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


  • Other Interests

    Swimming, skiing, sailing, orchid growing, bicycling.