About the Chief Editor / Board Director of ADMSA

Dr. David Kellenberger, DMS, MPAS, RDN, PA-C started his career as a clinical dietitian in weight loss surgery, wellness and inpatient clinical nutrition before attending PA school at University of Florida School of PA Studies.  His career has comprised several specialties of medicine and surgery leading him to complete his Doctor of Medical Science degree.  He has practiced in urgent care and family medicine, general and bariatric surgery, gastroenterology, internal medicine and emergency medicine.  For 14 years he has learned in the traditional apprenticeship model of training to practice compassionate, comprehensive and competent medicine.  In 2016, he entered the inaugural Doctor of Medical Science medical school curriculum at Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine to complete two additional years of advanced medical training.

During his DMS, his medical training was supervised by several attending physicians in internal medicine, pulmonology, nephrology, and emergency medicine in rural Corsicana, Texas, a town of 24,000 residents.  He completed his two years of DMS training at Navarro Regional Medical Center inpatient medicine and emergency medicine and the Navarro County Health Department indigent primary care program.  He performed additional work in Mexia, Texas, a town of 7000 residents in urgent care medicine.

In addition to his medical training, Dr. Kellenberger holds of the rank of Major in the Texas Air National Guard and humbly serves the citizens of Texas and our Nation.  He is Chief of Clinical Operations for the 136th MDG and member of a specialized team of medical providers including physicians, nurses, medics and administrators that can evacuate injured military personal to multiple medical centers for life saving care throughout the world.

“As a PA I firmly believe in team-based care and I highly respect the training that physicians receive in residency training.  As a DMS, I firmly believe that my academic training serve as an alternative model of competent medical education to augment the current care models present in rural and underserved healthcare.  Furthermore, when physicians leave the rural  and underserved a void is created that is not easily filled, the answer to this problem isn’t more money for residencies that go unfilled, or more money towards student loan reimbursement.  The answer lies in specialized advanced level clinicians rigorously trained in the physician model of training, with less cost to the public, greater market competition and legislation that creates opportunity while protecting the public."


  • University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences BS in Dietetics Presidential Honors 1995 to 1999
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Dietetic Intern Louise Hatch Award Recipient 1999 to 2000
    Master of PA Studies University of Florida School of PA Studies 2003 to 2005
  • Doctor of Medical Science Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
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