Mary-Laxton150Mary Kimmitt Laxton

Academic Coordinator

Mary Kimmitt Laxton, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, is an Assistant Professor in the Physician Assistant program, Department of Medical Science and Community Health, Christiana Campus, where she teaches graduate courses in physical diagnosis, geriatric medicine, women’s health and general medicine. She is a student advisor to both didactic and clinical year students and serves as faculty advisor to the Student Association of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Mrs. Laxton graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from Duke University; graduated with highest distinction with a master’s degree from Indiana University, Northwest; and earned her Physician Assistant certificate at Philadelphia University.

Since becoming a Physician Assistant, Mrs. Laxton has practiced internal medicine, geriatric medicine, family medicine, and emergency medicine in urban and suburban settings, and with the U. S. Army in Germany. She provides screening exams for officers and troops of the U. S. Army Reserve and National Guard and continues her clinical practice in emergency medicine.

Mrs. Laxton, her husband and two children live in Swarthmore, PA. Her interests include reading, traveling, swimming, and biking. She contributes to her community by serving on the Boards of Directors of Episcopal Place at Park Row in Chester, PA, and “Philly Fights Oral Cancer”. Laxton is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, and a member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honorary society for public administration.