Advanced Practice Trauma & Critical Care Conference

Faculty - Physician Assistants 


​Scott Gardner, MMSc, PA-C

Scott C Gardner, PA-C, M.M.S​c is a physician assistant at Intermountain Medical Center, an ACS verified Level 1 Trauma Center in Murray, Utah.  Scott has been a practicing physician assistant for seventeen years working in the areas of cardiology, trauma surgery and critical care.  He is a clinical preceptor for the University of Utah Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Programs.  When not at work, Scott can usually be found with his wife and 4-year-old twins.

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Bradley_Morris_thumb.jpgBradley J. Morris, RN, CFRN, PA-C 

Bradley J. Morris, RN, CFRN, PA-C is currently employed by the Trauma Service at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is employed as an Advanced Practice Clinician within an inpatient setting at this Regional Level I Trauma Center. He provides direct care to patients who are critically injured or ill.

Brad has been involved in Emergency and Critical Care throughout his health care career, he was an honors graduate of the University of Washington MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program in 2001 and earned a Registered Nurse degree from Salt Lake Community College in 1996. He is currently certified as a Flight Registered Nurse and was recently employed as a transport specialist both in rotor and fixed wing transport for Intermountain Life Flight from 2004-2013.

He was recognized as the Physician Assistant of the Year 2012 in the Intermountain Healthcare Urban Central Region. He has been lecturing at national conferences such as the Emergency Nurses Association and the Air Medical Transport Conference, as well as giving numerous lectures for local schools, PA and NP education programs, and statewide conferences on the topics of trauma, critical care, and transport.


Aaron_Pugh_thumb.jpgAaron A. Pugh, PA-C 

Aaron Aladdin Pugh, PA-C, attended the University of Utah Physician Assistant program in 2006 and has been with Intermountain Medical Center's Trauma Critical Care team for five years. Prior to that he was an anthropologist, a fly fishing guide, a ski bum, an EMT, a baggage rep, an alpinist and trekker, a UPS guy, and an actor.

He has continued interest in supporting the APC practice model and is excited to be involved in this year's conference.


Casey Scully, PA-C

Casey Scully is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who specializes in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma/Trauma ICU at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI and then earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at The University of Utah. She completed a post graduate residency program at Intermountain Medical Center with a focus on Trauma and Trauma ICU. She is involved in ongoing research at Carolinas with tracheostomy timing and is a co-author in a Advanced Practitioner ICU manual. She is also a active member of SCCM and EAST.



Amanda Shumway, PA-C

Amanda Shumway, MPAS, PA-C is currently the Advance Practice Clinician Resident in Trauma and Critical Care at Intermountain Medical Center. She hails from New England where her passion for trauma developed while working as an EMT. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Nutritional Sciences degree and shortly thereafter moved to Utah to pursue her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, graduating from the University of Utah in 2014.

In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Amanda is the lead research clinician for the Tube Removal After Chest Trauma (TRACT) study, in which the aim is to find the highest output at which patients with chest tubes tolerate removal. She is also involved in outreach opportunities, including EMT education.

In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, tennis, and taking advantage of all that Utah’s backyard has to offer with her family, friends, and dog, Luna.



Meghan Smith, RN, PA-C ​

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