Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Associate Program Director of Regional Affairs, Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI), MEDEX Northwest, University of Washington School of Medicine
Daytheon Sturges was born, raised, and educated in the piney hills of North Louisiana. He received his B.S. in biology from Louisiana Tech University and both his B.S. in Physician Assistant and Master of Physician Assistant Studies from LSU Health. He is a PhD candidate in the health studies doctoral program at Texas Woman's University where he also completed a post-graduate certificate in interprofessional informatics. Daytheon has practiced in several medical disciplines including primary care, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, and rheumatology. Daytheon is an assistant professor and Associate Program Director of Regional Affairs, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the University of Washington - MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program in Seattle, Washington, while also practicing family medicine at the UW - Northgate Neighborhood Clinic. He is a former assistant professor and founding academic director at the recently accredited physician assistant program at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and also formerly an assistant professor and clinical coordinator in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at UT Southwestern School of Health Professions in Dallas, Texas. Daytheon is a former Associate Academic Clinical Provider at UT Southwestern Medical Center and physician assistant at Parkland Memorial Hospital (Global Diabetes) serving as a diabetes specialist. He holds additional certifications as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS).
Daytheon is very active in his community most notably through his fraternal organization, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He served as the Chief Medical Officer and Health & Wellness Chairman for the Southwest Region of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc from 2013-2019. He views medicine as a ministry and feels it an intrinsic duty to promote and deliver inclusive, culturally humble, high-quality healthcare rooted in the most recent evidence.