Dr. Brian Mann Named Chief of Simulation OperationsMarch 19, 2021
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has named Brian Gerard Mann, EdD, MS,
PA-C, as its new Chief of Simulation Operations. In this role, Dr. Mann will assume
broad responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Simulation Center and standardized patient operations across all three PCOM locations. He will be based at PCOM Georgia in Suwanee.
PCOM Provost Kenneth Veit, DO, MBA, FACOFP, said, “We are pleased that Dr. Mann is
joining PCOM to lead the coordination of Simulation Center educational opportunities
across PCOM’s three campuses in Philadelphia, Suwanee and Moultrie. It’s become more important than ever that
PCOM act as one university with three locations and use best practices from each campus
to more efficiently deliver curriculum to all of our students.”
Most recently, Dr. Mann worked as the Director of Simulation Education at Campbell
University, Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina.
In this position, he managed the simulation center's day-to-day operations and created
an integrated complete simulation curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate medical
Dr. Mann served as the course director for the simulation month, call back Fridays
third-year clerkship rotations, and a fourth-year simulation case development course.
He also spearheaded and executed a complete simulation training program for Harnett
County Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Mann co-developed a leadership training program
for medical students, Professionalism and Leadership in the Medical Setting. Lastly,
Dr. Mann worked as a physician assistant at the Campbell University Health Center.
Prior to joining CUSOM, Dr. Mann worked as a PA at FirstHealth of the Carolinas Convenient
Care, the Cleveland Clinic, and several other leading hospitals in Northeast Ohio.
At these institutions, he was instrumental in pioneering several new opportunities
for other physician assistants. Before becoming a PA, Dr. Mann worked as a firefighter/paramedic
and as an emergency department paramedic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Mann graduated from Cuyahoga Community College as a Surgical Physician Assistant.
He then earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Touro International
University, and a Master’s degree in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies from A.T.
Still University in Mesa, Arizona. He most recently completed his Doctorate of Education
in Health Professions from A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri.
Dr. Mann said, “I am honored to join the PCOM team. I look forward to guiding others
to see all the opportunities the experiential learning setting of objective structured
clinical examination and simulation have to offer.”
Dr. Mann has been married for more than 20 years to Andrea Pax Mann, DO, the new dean and chief academic officer of PCOM Georgia in Suwanee. They have two
children. His hobbies include mindful training, meditation, golf, watching baseball,
CrossFit, swimming, and playing with their three dogs.
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About PCOM Georgia
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcomgeorgiahealth.org.
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