Lexington Medical Center is pleased to announce that Victor Gomez, PA-C, physician assistant at Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery, received the 2012 Physician Assistant of the Year Award this month from the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. The award honors physician assistants who demonstrate exemplary service to the PA profession and the community, and further the image of physician assistants.
Victor Gomez joined Jeffrey Travis, M.D. at Lexington Cardiovascular Surgery earlier this year. Gomez works with Dr. Travis on cardiovascular procedures including open heart surgery. A board-certified physician assistant, he received a graduate degree in the Surgical Physician Assistant program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before coming to Lexington Medical Center, Victor worked as a cardiovascular physician assistant in Greenville, North Carolina, Florence and Columbia, SC. He has more than 12 years of experience in minimally invasive endoscopic vein harvesting, a procedure allowing the vein for coronary bypass surgery to be harvested from a keyhole incision on the leg.
“When I think back to all the recipients of this award in the recent past, to all their contributions and accomplishments, I am very humbled and honored to have been nominated by my colleagues and given this award by our state academy,” said Gomez.
Victor is active at both the state and national level for the PA profession. During the past five years, he has demonstrated determination in seeking and achieving insurance reimbursement for surgical PAs across the state as the co-chair of the Reimbursement Committee in 2008 and as chair since 2009. In 2007, Victor served as an elected state representative to its House of Delegates and became chief delegate in 2010. He also led the effort to organize the Pee Dee area, serving as the local area representative from 2008 to 2011.