Faculty

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The faculty of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies include:

Tamara Ritsema

Tamara Ritsema

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

John Gillum

John Gillum

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

Karen Wright

Karen Wright

Director of the Physician Assistant Program
Assistant Professor

Brandon Beattie

Brandon Beattie

Visiting Assistant Professor

Reamer Bushardt

Reamer Bushardt

Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences
Professor

Souheil Ghannouchi

Souheil Ghannouchi

Assistant Professor

Debra Herrmann

Debra Herrmann

Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence
Assistant Professor

Susan LeLacheur

Susan LeLacheur

Professor

Maura Polansky

Maura Polansky

Associate Professor

Lauren Ragle

Lauren Ragle

Visiting Assistant Professor

Harrison Reed

Harrison Reed

Assistant 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

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)