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Kenneth Nisbet, PA-C, MSPAS

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Kenneth Nisbet

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 Bachelors 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 Masters 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
  • 04/11 - EMG ELECTRODIAGNOSTICS & INTRA-OPERATIVE MONITORING. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Parish Vaidya, M.D
  • 11/11 - DISC HERNIATIONS. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Alan Moelleken, M.D
  • 09/12 - 50-YEAR-OLD FEMALE WITH CHIEF COMPLAINT OF LOW BACK PAIN AND BILATERAL LEG SYMPTOMS TIMES 19 YEARS. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Moelleken, M.D
  • 02/13 - COMMON SPINE AND ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES IN ELITE ATHLETES. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Moelleken, M.D, Sonja O’Brien, M.D.
  • 10/13 - 65-YEAR-OLD MALE WITH PROGRESSIVE WEAKNESS INTO THE POWER EXTREMITIES. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Ken Nisbet, PA-C, Moelleken, M.D