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Mike Blasko - Certified Physician Assistant Board Certified Neurosurgical and Spinal Conditions.
MICHAEL BLASKO – CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Board Certified Physician Assistant
Specializing in Neurological & Spine Surgery.
Western University of Health Sciences
Mike Blasko is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with over 7 years of training as a Neurosurgical Physician Assistant. After graduating from Western University of Health Sciences, with Honors, in 2003, he spent a brief amount of time in Family Practice and Urgent Care.
Following his primary care experience, Mike had trained as a Neurosurgical Physician Assistant at the University of California, Irvine. While at UCI, he worked with 11 different Neurosurgeons and was trained in all aspects of Neurological Surgery including clinic rotations, pre-operative, inter-operative and post-operative surgical protocols.
He has provided assistance and oversight in the training of 7 other Neurosurgical Physician Assistants. In 2007, while at UCI, Mike helped the Department of Neurological Surgery regain their Residency training program.
AWARDS and ACCOLADES
While at UCI, Mike was awarded the Gold Star Award for Humanism and Excellence in Teaching by the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. This is one of his proudest accomplishments while working at UCI.
One of the Neurosurgeons that Mike was trained with was Dr G. “Ty” Thaiyananthan. Mike recalls, “Dr. Thaiyananthan had a sense of calm and confidence that made him a great surgeon and teacher. When the opportunity arose to join BASIC and work with one of the best spine surgeons in Southern California it was an easy decision.”
Mike was born in New Hampshire but moved with his parents to Orange County at the early age of two. He obtained a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from California State Dominquez Hills and worked in the real estate industry, as a Physical Therapy Aid/exercise instructor, and was a member of the United States Army Reserve for a numbers of years before finding his true passion as a Physician Assistant. He enjoys running, skiing, and good friends in his spare time.
Contact us at BASIC for an evaluation of your pain at 949-335-7500 and begin your healing program, today!