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educator , photojournalist , Physician assistant

Louis Ira Holmes, American Physician assistant, educator, photojournalist. Certified National Commission Certified Physician Assts.; certified American Council of Learned Societies. Recipient 21 military decorations, including awards from United States, Vietnam, Thailand.


Holmes, Louis Ira was born on July 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Louis Issac and Mabel Jane (Walsh) Holmes.


Associate of Arts, El Camino College, Torrance, California, 1972;certified physician assistant, University of Southern California, 1978.


Resident in surgery Norwalk Hospital-Yale University School Medicine, 1980. Nursing staff emergency department South Bay District Hospital, Redondo Beach, California, 1970-1975. Nursing staff trauma and surgical intensive care Harbor General Hospital-University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance, 1976-1977.

Physician assistant General Medical Corporation, Los Angeles, 1979. Physician assistant, division thoracic surgery City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, 1980-1981. Senior physcian assistant thoracic and cardiovascular surgery Bert Meyer Doctor of Medicine, et al, Los Angeles, 1981-1991.

Senior physician assistant cardiothoracic surgery, instructor postgraduate cardiothoracic surgery residency program Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 1991-1995. Assistant professor clinical surgery and family medicine University Southern California, 1995—2009, Keck School Medicine Department Cardio Thoracic Surgery. Physical assistant in cardiothoracic surgery University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1995—2009.

Visiting surgical instructor, China. Examiner National Commission on Certified of Physician Assistants, 1981—1992. Member program planning committee Masters Degree program in Health Science for Physician Assistants, California State University, Dominguez Hill, 1991—1995.

Adjunct faculty physician assistant program University Southern California, 1982—1990, member advisory committee, 1983—1984, member long-range planning committee, 1988—1990. Speaker, consultant, expert witness in field. Contributor numerous color photographic images The Green Berets: Weapons and Equipment (Hans Halberstadt), 1999.

Board directors television Parade Magazine, 1991—2001. Member advisory board Homeland Secuirty Policy Institute Group, Inc., 2003—2009. Tactical weapons instructor Analytical Consultant for Security and Investigations, 2005—2006.

Tactical pistol instructor American Defense Enterprises, 2006. National Rifle Association certified instructor, pistol and personal defense, range safety officer. Military advisor Ripple Effect-An American Film Institute Movie, 2011.


  • Certified National Commission Certified Physician Assistants. Certified American Council of Learned Societies.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals and chapters to books. Member editorial board Clinician Reviews, 1990-1996, Physician Assistant Journal, 1987-1990. Assistant editor Family Caregiver Magazine, 2005-2006.

      Medical technical advisor, appeared in (feature film) City of Angles, television program on History Channel, special operations: Mike Force. Military advisor, consultant Ripple Effect, 2011.


Instructor American Council of Learned Societies, American Heart Association, 1980-1996. With Special Forces, United States Army, 1964-1970. With California Army National Guard, 1976-1983, United States Army Reserve, 1984-1991, board directors State Emergency Responces Systems Inc., since 2009, president Special Forces Association, South Carolina.

Fellow Society Critical Care Medicine (board directors California chapter 1995), American Academy Physician Assistants (house of deals 1982-1987, vice chair surgical council 1985-1987, conference planning committee 1986-1988, veterans caucus chair 1986-1988, advisor to board directors 1989-1991), California Academy Physician Assistants (chairman government affairs 1984-1986, president 1985, Presidential Leadership award 1986, 88), American Association Surgeons Assistants (vice president 1988), Association Physician Assistants Cardiovascular Surgery (president 1989-1991), Military Order World Wars (chapter Commander 1998-2000), Medical Reserve Corps. Los Angeles, Military Surgeons of the United States, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Special Forces Association (secretary chapter 78 2000-2001, 08-09, president chapter since 2010), Special Operations Association, Chinese Nung Commando Association, Inc. (founding vice president 2003-2006).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photo journalism, running, military history.


Married Krystal Ladda Premchaona, November 16, 1991. Children: Jonathan Joseph, Kimberly Ellen, Louis Boon.

Louis Issac Holmes

Mabel Jane (Walsh) Holmes

Krystal Ladda Premchaona

Jonathan Joseph Holmes

Kimberly Ellen Holmes

Louis Boon Holmes