Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Chair and Professor

Laura Levy, DHSc, PA-C


Office: 215-871-6772

Laura Levy has been with the Department of Physician Assistant Studies since 1999. She brings to the program a wealth of knowledge and experience in family medicine and women's health. This professional experience has given her an excellent background in preparing students for all aspects of primary care practice. In July 2016, Dr. Levy assumed the program director position.

Dr. Levy has authored articles on plantar fasciitis, medical simulation, and interprofessional education. She is a nationally board certified physician assistant and currently licensed to practice as a physician assistant in the state of Pennsylvania.

  • Education

    Dr. Levy completed a doctorate in Health Sciences in 2015 from A.T. Still University. Additionally, she earned a Master of Medical Science degree from Saint Francis College, a Bachelor of Science from Hahnemann University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

  • Awards

    Dr. Levy received the Christian R. and Mary F. Linback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2007.

  • Publications

    Levy, L. and Mathieson, K. (2017) Attitudes of physician assistant educators towards interprofessional education and collaborative care. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 28(2), 72-79.

    Levy, L., & Guinane, S. (2015, November 13). EOR Exam Success Following Research Practicum Presentation. Poster presented at the PAEA Education Forum, Washington, DC.

    Guinane, S. and Molloy, L. (2013) Training on demand: A solution to clinical education through simulation. Journal of Physician Assistant Education 24, 32-36.

    Molloy, L. A. (2012). Managing chronic plantar fasciitis: When conservative strategies fail. JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 25(11), 48, 50, 52–53.


  • Memberships

    American Academy of Physician Assistants