*2011 PAragon PA of the Year Award for outstanding service from the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) at the 39th Annual Physician Assistant Conference in May, 2011 [WATCH VIDEO]

* Hahnemann PA Program recipient of the 2011 Sherry Stolberg Alumni Award, in recognition for his significant contribution to the PA Profession and specifically to PA education.

*Physician Assistant Outstanding Service Award/ Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) 2008

*Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants PA Educator of the Year 2003

*Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants


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Philadelphia University
Associate Professor
Physician Assistant Program
School of Science and Health
Schoolhouse Lane & Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144-5497

Title: Associate Program Director, Associate Professor

MS -University of Pennsylvania
BS - Hahnemann University
AS - Hahnemann University
Certificate- Thomas Jefferson University, Radiologic Technology Program
USAF - Medic & Radiology Technology Program

National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants
PA National Certification

Radiation Oncology, Family Practice, Occupational Medicine
Health Care Administration, Radiology Department Administrator and Diagnostic Radiology

Academic & Research Interests:
Medical Genomics, Wellness, Oncology, Educational Testing & Evaluation, Technology

Biographical Summary
Michael A. Rackover received his Bachelor of Arts degree and PA Certificate from MCP Hahnemann University and his Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has over 40 years experience in health care and has worked during this time in Diagnostic Radiology. He has managed a radiology department and has been the radiology consultant to the Humana Corporation in Louisville, KY. He has worked clinically as a physician assistant for greater than 17 years in radiation oncology and occupational medicine. He has also worked extensively in health care administration and academia, and has participated in research.

His academic interests include personalized medicine and a special interest in Medical Genomics education. He has held the position of Director at Large on the Board of Directors of the Physician Assistant Education Association and has worked with the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants as a test item writer.

He was named 2003 Physician Assistant Educator of the Year by the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. In 2006, he completed a four-month sabbatical at the NHRGI, part of the National Institutes of Health. He currently is a consultant to that Institute and is on the board of directors for the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG).

In 2008 he received a prestigious award for outstanding service by the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). The award, which honors an individual who has provided sustained, exceptional service or leadership to the association or has contributed to the advancement of the PA profession, was presented at the group's annual meeting in Savannah, Ga. He was recommended for the award by Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., until recently was the director of the National Human Research Genome Institute (NHRGI), and now is the Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) said that Rackover "has made significant contributions not only to the education of physician assistants, but to the education of all of our nation's health care providers."