The NP and PA Leaders of The POCN HIV Center of Excellence:

Sarah Smith, MHS, PA-C AAHIVS

Chief Quality Officer, Philadelphia FIGHT

Guest lectures on medical ethics, opiate use disorder, LGBT health

D. Trew Deckard PA-C, MHS, AAHIVS

Physician Assistant; AAPA member, TAPA member

20+ years’ practicing in Internal Medicine and as an HIV Specialist

J.Wesley Thompson, PA, MHS,  AAHIVS, DFAAPA

HIV Medical Director, Amity Medical Group

30+ years’ experience providing care to HIV and AIDS population


Associate Medical Director Outreach Community Care Network

25+ years HIV, ID, Primary Care, Researcher & International Educator

POCN’s Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Center of Excellence is curated by NPs and PAs who review the latest content and select only the information and resources that are most useful to NPs and PAs. They also provide their own unique points of view on the latest news and best practices in patient screening and the diagnosis of HIV.