Catherine Gillespie, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Cathy-Gillespie Dr. Gillespie is an associate professor and the founding chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.  She began her teaching experience in physician assistant education in 1998, first as a clinical coordinator, then associate director. As a physician assistant, she has been clinically active since 1984 in various fields of medicine to include women’s health, pediatrics, family practice and emergency medicine. Dr. Gillespie continues to practice as a physician assistant part-time in a primary care setting and in emergency medicine. Dr. Gillespie has been active within the physician assistant profession at both the national and state level. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and past president of the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.