Kenneth Nisbet, PA-C, MSPAS

Kenneth Nisbet

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Ken grew up in Los Angeles, California and moved to Ashland, Oregon for his high school years. After graduating from high school Ken joined the United States Navy and was trained as a Naval Hospital Corpsman (medic). He spent his first two and a half years in La Maddalena, Sardegna, Italy on board the USS Orion (AS-18) serving the ships company and NATO forces stationed there. Ken was then transferred to Camp Pendleton, California where he worked with the United States Marines in the field and at one of the clinics on the base.

After receiving his honorable discharge from the United States Navy, Ken attended the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) where he received his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Philosophy (Ethics and Public Policy). While attending UCSB Ken worked as a Laboratory Technologist at Cottage hospital. After receiving his BA degree he was accepted into the Physician Assistant graduate program at Arcadia University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He spent his first year (didactic year) on campus at Arcadia University. For his second year (clinical year) he trained at numerous hospitals and clinics primarily on the east coast (Medical Center of Calico Rock, Calico Rock, AR; Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Union Hospital, Elkton, MD; Women’s Total Care, Santa Barbara, CA; Marcelino DeSantos, MD., Richboro, PA; Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA; James Lewis, MD., Philadelphia, PA; Derm DX, Hazzleton, PA; and Deborah Heart and Lung Center’s Medical Intensive Care Unit, Browns Mills, NJ). Ken received his Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) degree and moved back to Santa Barbara, CA.

He joined a private practice in Endocrinology where he focused primarily on preventative medicine and the treatment of endocrine disorders. His interest in preventative medicine lead him to join Dr. Moelleken’s practice. Ken currently focuses on the treatment of spinal disorders. He medically manages care through conservative means and assists Dr. Moelleken in surgery.

EDUCATION            


2000-2002 Arcadia University
MS in Physician Assistant Studies

Glenside, PA

1996-2000 University of California, Santa Barbara
BA in Philosophy
Santa Barbara,CA

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURE          


  • Physicians Assistant Certification #16718

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING           


  Clinical Rotation Experience

 

  Medical Center of Calico Rock
Family Practice
Calico Rock, AR
  Franklin Square Hospital
Surgery
Rosedale, MD
  Union Hospital
Emergency Medicine
Elkton, MD
  Women’s Total Care
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Santa Barbara, CA
  Marcelino deSantos, MD
Pediatrics
Bensalem, PA
  Abington Memorial Hospital
Geriatrics/Psychiatrics
Abington, PA
  James Lewis, MD
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
  Derm DX
Dermatology
Hazzleton, PA
  Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Medical Intensive Care Unit, Inpatient Cardiology
Brown Mills, NJ

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE         


2003-Present The Spine and Orthopedic Center
Physician Assistant

Santa Barbara,CA

2002-2003 Endocrinology Institute of Santa Barbara
Physician Assistant
Santa Barbara,CA
1996-2000 Cottage Hospital
Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist
Santa Barbara,CA
1991-1996 Tri-City Medical Center
Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomist
Oceanside, CA
1986-1991 United States Navy
Naval Hospital Corpsman
 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS          


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Physician Assistant Committee  

FACILITY PRIVILEGES           


  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Goleta Valley Community Hospital
  • Carrillo Surgery Center 

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS AND EXHIBITS         


04/05 SPINE FUSIONS. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Alan Moelleken, M.D.
07/05 SPINE TUMORS. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Alan Moelleken, M.D.
04/07 PROGRESSIVE SCOLIOSIS IN ADULTHOOD. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Alan Moelleken, M.D. 
06/07

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Alan Moelleken, M.D.

05/08

POLYTRAUMA & CAUDA EQUINA. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Alan Moelleken, M.D. 

09/08

NEUROFEEDBACK & TECHNIQUES IN FUSIONS. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Alan Moelleken, M.D.

01/09

THORACIC OUTLOOK SYNDROME. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C. Alan Moelleken, M.D.

02/10 DISKITIS. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Alan Moelleken, M.D