Michael J. Nowak

Program Director & Chief Medical Educator

Professional Experience

Dr. Michael Nowak is a national PA educator who enjoys lecturing and has provided over 3,000 live medical lectures.  He completed his Doctor of Medical Science degree from the first accredited program in the nation, Physician Assistant degree from Saint Francis University and has undergraduate degrees in Medical Technology and Cytotechnology from the University at Buffalo and Upstate Medical University.  

Dr. Nowak currently works clinically and has enjoyed helping thousands of patients, including many at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  He has extensive experience in Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine, and Surgery including Cardiothoracic Surgery.  Dr. Nowak is very active in different medical organizations, has received various awards, and has spoken at numerous state and national conferences.

Besides being passionate about medical education, Dr. Nowak is also passionate about medical missions and started a yearly Medical Mission Trip to Guatemala.  For over a decade now, he has taken PA students and other volunteers to the poor mountain villages (aldeas) and/or small community hospital to help the medically underserved by providing free medical care.  

Professional Associations

  • AAPA
  • PSPA
  • TAPA

Medical Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Primary Care Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine & Critical Care
  • Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
  • Medical Mission Trips


  • NCCPA – Medicine
  • NCCPA – Surgery
  • NCCPA – Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • ACS – ATLS


  • Doctor of Medical Science Degree
  • Master of Physician Assistant Sciences
  • BS – Upstate Medical University
  • BS – University of Buffalo


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