Major Christopher Cordova joined the U.S. Army in 1996 as a combat medic. After serving 10 years as an enlisted Soldier, obtaining the rank of Sergeant First Class, he was commissioned in the Army Medical Specialist Corps as a Physician Assistant.
Cordova’s assignments include: senior line medic in the 25th Infantry Division, NCOIC of the MRI section at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a Squadron Physician Assistant in the 2nd Infantry Division, and the 4th Infantry Division, an Orthopaedic Physician Assistant at Keller Army Community Hospital at West Point, New York, and Doctoral Candidate for the Army-Baylor Orthopaedic Physician Assistant Fellowship.
He is currently an Orthopaedic Physician Assistant and Program Director for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, Colorado
Cordova’s civilian education includes a Doctorate of Science in Clinical Orthopaedics from Baylor University. He also earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degrees from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
His awards and honors include the Silver Star, numerous other military awards, recipient of the 2010 Surgeon General Physician Assistant Recognition Award, and recipient of the 2016 American Academy of Physician Assistants Veterans Caucus Military Physician Assistant of the Year Award.
Cordova is a strong believer in the power of exercise and fitness to overcome the psychological wounds of war. He routinely participates in endurance athletic events to maintain physical and mental fitness. He takes great pleasure in coordinating mountain bike rides for veterans in the community and introducing newcomers to the wonderful physical and mental benefits of the sport.
Cordova is married to a dedicated Army Spouse, Maria, and father to two lovely daughters, Kylee and Ella.