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Francis Todd Tarner, PA-C

Todd Tarner grew up in Chambersburg, PA and joined the US Air Force after high school. He served as a cardiopulmonary lab technician at Offutt AFB, NE. After nine years of enlistment, he was accepted as one of 6 Air Force members to attend the last US Air Force Physician Assistant training program at Sheppard AFB, TX. He was transferred back to Offutt AFB and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

During his Air Force career as a PA he served at Holloman AFB, NM, Elmendorf AFB, AK and retired as senior physician assistant from Peterson AFB, CO. His various roles included working in acute care clinics, family medicine as well as the emergency department. He excelled as smoking cessation class director, hypertension class coordinator as well as asthma care course instructor. He also worked off-duty as a surgical team member for LifeAlaska Inc performing tissue and organ recovery.

In 1995, he was assigned as medical officer in charge of the Provincial Reconstruction Team at Forward Operating Base Asadabad, Afghanistan. While there, he worked with the Provincial Governor and Minister of Health to rebuild the medical system in this war torn country. He also worked as a surgical team member and triage officer during multiple mass casualties with the 2nd Army Forward Surgical Team. His tasking also included running a local national clinic, treating up to 100 patients per day.

After military retirement he moved back to the Great Land with his wife and two daughters, while one daughter remains in Texas. He currently manages a clinic at Alpine oil field on the north slope for ConocoPhillips Alaska. He joined with the Acute Family Medicine team in February 2008. This allows him to support his need to catch lots of fish! \


  • Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Master of Science, Healthcare Administration, Central Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Management, Southern Illinois University
  • Associate of Applied Science, Cardiopulmonary Technology, USAF


  • Board Certified, National Commission on Accreditation of Physician Assistants
  • Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Fellow, Alaska Academy of Physician Assistants Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support

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