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Governor Abbott Appoints SHSU-COM Professor To Texas Physician Assistant Board

May 17, 2021
SHSU Media Contact: Emily Binetti

By Hannah Haney

Victor S. HoGovernor Greg Abbott has reappointed Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Sam Houston State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, Victor Ho, M.D., to the Texas Physician Assistant Board.

The board issues physician assistant licenses to qualified individuals to practice in the State of Texas. Dr. Ho was first appointed to serve on the board in 2015 and was reappointed this year for another six-year term, set to expire February 2027.

Ho is an Emergency Medicine Physician and the Founder and Owner of Beaumont Emergency Medical Association, PLLC. He also currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at SHSU-COM. He previously served as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Team Medical Director, where he trained as an active member on a tactical unit.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and American Academy of Emergency Medicine. In addition, he is a member of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians, the Texas Association of Free-standing Emergency Centers, the National Association of Free-standing Emergency Centers and the American Medical Association.

Ho received a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He also completed his residency in emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he served as Chief Resident.

“I am honored and privileged for my reappointment to the Texas Physician Assistant Board,” Ho said. “I look forward to continuing to serve the great state of Texas and its constituents in bringing exemplary medical care and compliance to our health system.”

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