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Karen Owen , CSA

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    • Instructor

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    • Faculty

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    • Lewis Hall

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    • Eastern Virginia Medical School

      CSA, Certified Surgical Assistant

      1993 to 1995



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    • Honors and Awards


      Assistance in the development of the Pallidotomy Program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital


      EVMS Recognition (Dedication to SA Program) 2003-2004 from the Department of Surgery


      EVMS Department of Surgery/Health Professions (Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award), 2004-2005


      EVMS SA Program (Outstanding Faculty Award), 2007


      National Surgical Assistant Program (Untiring Dedication to the Improvement of SA’s) Dearborn, MI, 2007


      EVMS SA Program (Outstanding Faculty Award), 2009


      National Surgical Assistant Association (Education Award) Washington, DC, April 30, 2010



      Community Services


      Volunteer, Respiratory Therapy, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Spring/Summer/Fall, 1989.



      Membership on Local and National Committees and Boards


      Virginia Association of Surgical Assistants (VASA); Secretary since May 2004


      National Surgical Assistant Association (NSAA); Member since 1995

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    • Clinical Coordinator

      EVMS Surgical Assistant Program

      2008 to present


      Certified Surgical Assistant

      Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

      1995 to present