Michael Dryer, PA-C, DrPH

Chair and Program Director

Dr. Dryer is the Associate Dean in the College of Health Sciences and Chair of the Department of Medical Science and Community Health and has been Director of the Arcadia Physician Assistant Program since 1996. He has been a Physician Assistant for over 30 years with a clinical specialty in emergency medicine. He spent 10 years as a health care administrator in New York and Maryland having held the positions of Manager of Emergency Services, Director of Ambulatory Services, Director of Corporate Services, Vice President Corporate Subsidiaries and Vice President Professional and Ambulatory Services.

He received a B.A. from SUNY New Paltz, a B. S. (Physician Assistant) George Washington University School of Medicine, Graduate Certificate (Emergency Medicine) University of Iowa School of Medicine, MPH (Health Policy and Management) New York Medical College and a DrPH in Health Policy from the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

Dr. Dryer is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He also serves as the External Examiner for the UK Universities Board for Physician Assistant Education in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is the Grant Coordinator and Principle Investigator for a CDC grant to support development of Clinical Associate programs in South Africa.