Samantha Kaftan Joins SVMC ExpressCare

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BENNINGTON, Vt. — Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) welcomes Physician Assistant Samantha Kaftan, PA-C, to SVMC ExpressCare and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians. 
Kaftan earned her master's degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received a bachelor's in biology from the University of Dallas in Texas. She is certified by the National Committee on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Most recently, Kaftan has worked as a physician assistant in the Emergency Department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She also worked as a physician assistant in Hospital Medicine at CHI Health Clinic in Omaha, Nebraska, and Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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