Assistant Professor and Community Projects Coordinator
College of Health Professions
University of New England
Class of 1979
Like many of his predecessors, Carl Toney obtained health care experience as a military corpsman, serving in Vietnam, prior to entering the Duke PA program. Immediately after graduation, completed the post-graduate PA Residency Training in Emergency Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine and later received an AB Degree in Political Science from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently working on a Masters Degree in Ethics at the Bangor Theological Seminary, Portland, Maine.
Toney has served on the University of New England (UNE) faculty for 7 years as an Assistant Professor, where he co-teaches interdisciplinary courses in Clinical Medicine & Health Policy to medical, PA, nursing, dental hygiene and social work students. Prior to UNE he held faculty appointments at Duke University and Emory University Schools of Medicine. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at UNE, Mr. Toney has served as Associate Director of the Maine State-wide Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Program; Director of the PA Program and currently serves as the Project Director of the UNE Center for Transcultural Health.
Mr. Toney practiced clinically in Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He has made significant contributions in the areas of public policy serving as a consultant to the National Health Service Corps, as a health manpower specialist for the Georgia State Office of Rural Health, a U.S. Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow, and Director of the Office on AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention for the Maine Bureau of Health. Over the years, Mr. Toney has been active in a variety of professional organizations including: the American Public Health Association; Maine Bioethics Network; American Academy of PAs; Georgia Association of Physician Assistants and North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. He recently completed a term of office as President of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved, and currently serves as a member of the Community Advisory Council of the Maine Health Access Foundation.
Mr. Toney has received numerous awards including the Richard J. Sheele Memorial Award, Duke University (1979), the PA of the Year Award, Georgia Association of PAs (1990), a resolution of Appreciation for Service to the State from the Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners (1993), the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Duke University Physician Assistant Program (1994), and the Robert J. Lapham Outstanding Service Award, Downeast Association of PAs (1998). For his outstanding contributions to brining primary care to medically underserved communities, Mr. Toney was recently featured in Big Doctoring in America – Profiles in Primary Care by Fitzhugh Mullan, M.D., Univ. of CA Press (2002).