Matt Dane Baker PA-C, DHSc

Provost at Philadelphia University
Executive Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Liberal Arts
Professor, Physician Assistant Studies

DHSc – Doctorate of Health Sciences, Nova Southeastern University
M.S. in Gerontology, Saint Joseph’s University
B.S. in  Physician Assistant Studies, MCP Hahnemann University
B.A. in  Criminal Justice, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Additional Graduate & Undergraduate Study: Temple University


National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Geriatrics, Cardiovascular Medicine & Rehabilitation, Family Practice,
Otorhinolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Military Medicine, Psychiatry,
Health Care Administration, Disaster Medicine

Academic & Research Interests:
Pathophysiology, Gerontology & Geriatrics, Geriatric Psychiatry, Laboratory Medicine, Cardiovascular & Neurologic Disorders, Bioterrorism

Biographical Summary:
Matt Dane Baker received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with additional study in science, a Bachelor of Science and Certificate in Physician Assistant Studies, a Master of Science in Gerontology, and a Doctor of Health Science. He did additional graduate study in counseling psychology and exercise physiology. His academic interests include pathophysiology, biological and chemical terrorism, geriatrics, cardiology, and geriatric psychiatry

Dr. Baker has been involved in physician assistant education for greater than 20 years. He is currently employed in education as a professor and Dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Liberal Arts at the University, and was the Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program for ten years. He has worked clinically as a physician assistant for 23 years in geriatrics, cardiac rehabilitation, family medicine, otorhinolaryngology/head and neck surgery, psychiatry and occupational medicine. He has also worked extensively in health care administration and has participated in research. He has over 20 years of military service and is a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard. He has taught extensively in Physician Assistant Education Association’s faculty development seminars including the Basic Faculty Skills Workshop, Enhanced Faculty Skills Workshop, and the Leadership Training Program for Program Directors. Additionally, he serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.

When not working he enjoys spending time with his family and keeping up to date with news across the globe.

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