APP Leadership & Professional Governance

Advanced Practice Provider Professional Governance is a Congress of Inova APPs across the health system who meet regularly to discuss issues involving APPs.

Bobby Cockram Jr., DMSC, PA-C, serves as System Director, Advanced Practice Providers. He has held this position since May 2021. Bobby works with Inova's senior leadership, service lines, and hospital leaders in overall coordination and management of APPs throughout the health system.

Meet Our Leadership Team

APP Fellowships at Inova

Over 45,000 APPs enter the workforce each year upon graduation. As care complexity has evolved, postgraduate clinical training programs have responded, growing in popularity across the United States to better support APPs transitioning into their first roles. The first PA fellowship was developed in New York in the 1970s; now, multiple specialties exist among hundreds of programs.

In 2021, Inova launched its first postgraduate clinical training program for APPs in critical care. In 2022, a program for APPs in behavioral health went live and in 2023, Inova's neurosurgery fellowship launched.

Behavioral Health APP Fellowship

Critical Care APP Fellowship

Headache Neurology APP Fellowship

Neurosurgery APP Fellowship