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James Alton Smith McKinney, American physician assistant, administrator. Recipient Meritus Achievement award, Dallas Virginia Medical Center, 1979, 1981.


McKinney, James Alton Smith was born on April 15, 1954 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Bryan Lloyd and Violet (Perry) McKinney.


Associate of Arts, summa cum laude, Tarrant County Junior College, 1975. Bachelor of Science in Medicine, University Texas Health Science Center, 1978.


Operating room technician John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, 1973—1977. Coordinator spine unit Dallas Virginia Hospital, 1978—1982. Physician's assistant North Texas Orthopaedics Association, Plano, Texas, 1982—1983.

Spine clinic manager Holt-Krock Clinic, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1983—1984. Spine clinic coordinator, assistant director Orthopaedics and Spinal Associates, 1984—1985. Physician's assistant, director operating room Glen Lakes Orthopaedics Clinic, Dallas.

Clinical instructor orthopedics University Texas Health Science Center, 1979—1981. Orthopedic instructor Texas Women's University, 1979—1982, Dallas County Paramedic Program, Dallas, 1979—1981.


Fellow: American Academy Physician's Assistants. Member: Numismatics, Mensa, Arkansas Academy Physician's Associates (vice president 1984-1985), American Academy Neurological and Orthopaedics Surgeons (honorary), Texas Academy Physician's Associates, Oklahoma Academy Physician's Assistants, Chess Club (Fort Worth) (secretary 1970-1973), Phi Theta Kappa.


Married Deborah Ann Hill McKinney, February 4, 1974.