Lecturers and Consultants

Michael J. Nowak

Program Director & Chief Medical Educator

Professional Experience

Michael Nowak, DMS, MPAS, PA-C, FAPACVS is an national PA educator and clinician with extensive experience in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Urgent Care, Critical Care, and Cardiothoracic Surgery.  He completed his Physician Assistant degree at Saint Francis University and has undergraduate degrees in Medical Technology and Cytotechnology.

Michael currently works in Primary Care and has a special interest in Cardiac Medicine/Surgery.  He has enjoyed helping thousands of patients, including many at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Michael is a distinguished fellow member and previous board member of the APACVS.  He is very active in different medical organizations and has received various awards.  Michael enjoys giving lectures at many PA programs and has spoken at numerous national PA Board Review courses.

Besides being passionate to provide the highest quality education available, Michael also started a yearly Physician Assistant centered Medical Mission Trip to Guatemala.

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
  • American Association of Physician Assistants
  • Association of Physician Assistant in Cardiovascular Surgery

Medical Interests

  • PA Education
  • Hospital Medicine
  • ICU / Critical Care
  • Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
  • Medical Mission Trips


  • NCCPA – Medicine
  • NCCPA – Surgery
  • NCCPA – Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • DMS, Lincoln Memorial University, 2018
  • MPAS, Saint Francis University, 2002
  • BS, Upstate Medical University, 1999
  • BS, University of Buffalo, 1996