Faculty

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The faculty of the Physician Assistant program include:

Karen Wright

Karen Wright

Director of the Physician Assistant Program
Assistant Professor

Brandon Beattie

Brandon Beattie

Assistant Professor

Reamer Bushardt

Reamer Bushardt

Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences
Professor

John Gillum

John Gillum

Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medicine Program
Assistant Professor

Debra Herrmann

Debra Herrmann

Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
Assistant Professor

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Assistant Professor

Susan LeLacheur

Susan LeLacheur

Professor

Maura Polansky

Maura Polansky

Associate Professor

Tamara Ritsema

Tamara Ritsema

Associate Professor

Howard Straker

Howard Straker

Director, Physician Assistant/MPH Program
Assistant Professor

Marianne Vail

Marianne Vail

Assistant Professor

Nate'le'ge' Wardlow

Nate'le'ge' Wardlow

Assistant Professor

Mary Warner

Mary Warner

Chair of the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies
Associate Professor

Anne Wildermuth

Anne Wildermuth

Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment Faculty

James Gehring

James Gehring, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies (Secondary)
Medical Director, Physician Assistant Program

Ryan Strauss

Ryan Strauss

Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor of Physician Assistant Studies (Secondary)