Bill Drace, MA, PA-C, Assistant Professor, joined the faculty in October of 2003. He graduated from UAB’s Surgical Physician Assistant program in 1978. He completed a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Drace’s extensive surgical background began as a Navy Corpsman and Operating Room Technician. Prior to accepting this faculty position, Mr. Drace worked with a Birmingham, Alabama based Cardiothoracic Surgical Practice for twenty-five years. Mr. Drace has preceptored Senior Physician Assistant Students from UAB for the last five years. It was this interaction that motivated him to accept a full-time faculty position. Mr. Drace brings a wealth of clinical and technical skills to the program.