May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Department Chair/Program Director: April Gardner, MSBS, PA-C 

Academic Director: Cory Edgar, MPAS, PA-C

Medical Director: Ann Marie LeVine, MD

Clinical Director: Whitney Balmert, MMS, PA-C

Director of Assessment: Matthew Allman, PA-C 

Faculty: Bradley Lasley, PA-C Assistant Professor, Michael Cronyn, MPAS, PA-C Assistant Professor, Lesly Ortiz, DMSc, PA-C Assistant Professor, Michael Leach, DMSc, PA-C Assistant Professor

Adjunct Professors:  Ingrid Pichardo Murray, DPT, MPAS, PA-C, Danielle Key, PA-C, Adam Wood, PharmD, Clifford Denny, MD

Administrative Support Staff: Kambria Hull, B.S,  Shawn McGahey, MS, Jenicca Brown



Mission Statement

The AdventHealth University Physician Assistant Program’s mission is to educate knowledgeable and compassionate individuals as spiritually cognizant healthcare providers who embrace a mission of service to others.


ARC-PA Accreditation Status

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the AdventHealth University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by AdventHealth University. Accreditation- Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.

Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be June 2029. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The program’s accreditation history can be viewed on the ARC-PA website at

See AHU explanation

Clinical Placements