Dean/Program Director

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Lawrence Herman, PA-C, MPA, DFAAPA
Dean/Program Director
Physician Assistant Studies

lmherman@gardner-webb.edu

Education

Long Island University

Master of Public Administration in Health Administration and Health System Finance

 

State University of New York at Stony Brook

BS, Physician Assistant

 

Academic and Clinical Appointments

  • Dean, Professor, Program Director, College of Health Sciences, Physician Assistant Studies, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC. June 2015 to present.
  • Associate Professor (with tenure) and Chairperson, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY through May 2015.
  • Vice President and Medical Director, Island Medical Physicians, PC, Hauppauge, NY. October 2010 to January 2012.
  • Vice President of Medical Education/Senior Physician Assistant, Island Medical Physicians, PC, Hauppauge, NY. September 2008 to September 2010.
  • First Choice Medical, PC, Holbrook, Eastport, and Riverhead, NY, Staff Physician Assistant. February 2000 to August 2008.
  • Central Suffolk Hospital, Riverhead, NY. Emergency Department Staff Physician Assistant. February 2000 to April 2002.
  • Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn & Queens, Inc., Jamaica, NY. Staff Physician Assistant, CMC Physicians, PC, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mary Immaculate Hospital, St. John’s Queens Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital of Brooklyn, St. Joseph’s Hospital. September 1999 to April 2000.
  • Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn & Queens, Inc., Jamaica, NY. Senior Supervising Physician Assistant, CMC Physicians, PC, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mary Immaculate Hospital, St. John’s Queens Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital of Brooklyn, St. Joseph’s Hospital. June 1994 to September 1999.
  • Kennedy Medical Offices, PC. John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, NY. Occupational Medicine Physician Assistant. May 1999 to May 2001.
  • EMS Consultants, Inc. at Central Suffolk Hospital, Riverhead, NY. Emergency Medicine, ICU, CCU and House Staff Physician Assistant. May 1996 to December 1997.
  • Massapequa General Hospital, Massapequa, NY. House Staff, CCU and ICU Physician Assistant. May 1995 to September 1996.
  • Timothy Robinson, DO, Family Physician, PC, Bayside, NY. Family Practice Physician Assistant. March 1994 to June 1996
  • Mary Immaculate Hospital Division, Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn & Queens, Inc., Jamaica, NY. Staff Physician Assistant, Emergency Department. July 1993 to June 1994

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Past Chair of the Board of Directors, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Alexandria, VA.
  • Past-President, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Alexandria, VA.
  • Past Trustee, Physician Assistant Foundation of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Alexandria, VA.
  • Past member, New York Institute of Technology Institutional Review Board
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Past Director-at-Large, Board of Directors, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Alexandria, VA
  • Past Chair, Professional Practice Council, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Alexandria, VA
  • Past American Academy of Physician Assistants representative to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oak Brook, IL
  • Past Chair, Clinical and Scientific Affairs Council, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Alexandria, VA
  • Past President, New York State Society of Physician Assistants, Albany, NY

 

Professional Memberships

  • Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of PAs
  • Member, North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants 
  • Member, South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member, New York State Society of Physician Assistants

 

Selected Publications

  • Sperling LS, Mechanick JI, Neeland IJ, Herrick CJ, Després J-P, Ndumele CE, Vijayaraghavan K, Handelsman Y, Puckrein GA, Araneta MR, Blum QK, Collins KK, Cook S, Dhurandhar NV, Dixon DL, Egan BM, Ferdinand DP, Herman LM, Hessen SE, Jacobson TA, Pate RR, Ratner RE, Brinton EA, Forker AD, Ritzenthaler LL and Grundy SM: State of the Art Review by the Cardiometabolic Health Alliance: Working Towards a New Care Model for the Metabolic Syndrome. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Vol 66, No. 9, 2015. September 1, 2015.
  • Herman LM, McGinnity J, Doll M, Peterson E, Russell A, and Largay J: For the American Academy of Physician Assistants' Obesity and Overweight Taskforce: A Framework for Physician Assistant Intervention in Cases of Overweight and Obesity. The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. July 2015.
  • Herman LM: Distinguishing Lies From Statistics: book review of The Signal and the Noise: Why most predictions fail but some don’t in PA Professional, August 2013.
  • Herman LM: Recalibrating to meet the nation’s health care demands. The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. June 2013.
  • Herman LM: The Good Psychopath? An Antisocial Dichotomy: book review of The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success in PA Professional, March 2013.
  • Cooper RA and Herman LM: Recalibrating to meet the nation’s workforce demands. The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. February 2013.
  • Herman LM. Family Practice and Internal Medicine in Physician Assistant: A Guide To Clinical Practice, Fifth Edition. Ballweg R, Sullivan E, Brown D, and Vetrosky D, ed. Sauders/Elsevier. February, 2013.
  • Herman LM: Digital Revolution: Changes Forecast for Medicine: book review of The Creative Destruction of Medicine in PA Professional, September 2012.
  • Douris P,C, McDonald B, Vespi F, Kelley NC, and Herman LM: Comparison Between Nintendo Wii Fit Aerobics and Traditional Aerobic Exercise in Sedentary Young Adults. The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. April 2012.
  • Anzalone J, Mathews A, Suprenant M, Herman LM: Perceptions of physician assistants regarding direct-to-consumer advertising. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, February 2012.
  • Herman LM: Decisions, Decisions: book review of On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind’s Hard-Wired Habits in PA Professional, January 2012.
  • Herman LM, Shtayermman O, Aksnew B, Anzalone M, Cormerais A, and Liodice C: The Use of Prescription Stimulants to Enhance Academic Performance Among College Students in Health Care Programs. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education, December 2011.
  • Herman LM: A Double-Helix of Faith: book review of The Language of God in PA Professional, May 2011.
  • Herman LM: Malaria Wars: book review of The Fever: How malaria has ruled humankind for 500,000 years in PA Professional, November 2010.
  • Herman LM. The Immortal Henrieta Lacks: book review of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, in PA Professional, May 2010.
  • Herman LM. Don’t Be Afraid: book review of The Science of Fear in PA Professional, January 2010.
  • Herman LM. What’s New in….Allergy Testing. The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. June 2009.
  • Herman LM. Family Practice and Internal Medicine in Physician Assistant: A Guide To Clinical Practice, Fourth Edition. Ballweg R, Sullivan E, Brown D, and Vetrosky D, ed. Sauders/Elsevier. May 10, 2008.
  • Herman LM Clinical Watch: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes. The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. May 2008.
  • Herman LM: Dysrhythmias in Infants and Children in Emergency Dysrhythmias and EKG Injury Patterns. Brown, K ed. Thompson/Delmar Learning. June 15, 2002.

 

Selected Presentations

  • Herman LM: T2DM: Traditional and Novel Therapy Choices to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Summit. Orlando, FL. July 22, 2016.
  • Herman LM: Implementing Insulin Therapies: Real-World Considerations for Clinical Practice. American Academy of Physician Assistant Annual CME and Conference.  San Antonio, TX.  May 18, 2016.
  • Herman LM: Implementing Appropriate Therapies for Dyslipidemia: Statin and Non-Statin Therapies Utilizing New Guidelines. American Academy of Physician Assistant Annual CME and Conference.  San Antonio, TX.  May 18, 2016.
  • Herman LM: Making a Difference in the Obesity Epidemic: The Case for PA Leadership. American Academy of Physician Assistant Annual CME and Conference.  San Antonio, TX.  May 16, 2016.
  • Herman LM: The Future of PA Training. University of South Florida, Department of Internal Medicine, Grand Rounds. Tampa, FL. March 31, 2016.
  • Still C and Herman LM: Obesity: The Underlying Pathophysiology of the Disease of Obesity: Overview & PA Opportunities. American Academy of Physician Assistants Leadership and Advocacy Summit. Pentagon City, Virginia. February 4, 2016.
  • Herman LM: Managing the Risk of Hypoglycemia in Older Patients with Type II Diabetes. Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants Spring 2015 CME and Conference. Nashville, TN. April 9, 2015.
  • Herman LM: The Shrinking World of Medicine: From Wearable Devices to Nanotechnology. Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants Fall 2014 CME and Conference. Cambridge, MA. October 24, 2014.
  • Herman LM: Do You Remember That Patient You Saw Yesterday? Malpractice Risk and Avoidance Strategies. Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants Fall 2014 CME and Conference. Cambridge, MA. October 23, 2014.
  • Herman LM: Trends for PAs in Health Care. California Academy of Physician Assistants 38th Annual  Conference and CME. Palm Springs, CA. October 10, 2014.
  • Herman LM: When All Hell Breaks Loose—A PA Perspective on Delivering Care Amid a Crisis: Would You Be Ready? American Academy of Physician Assistant 2014 Annual Conference. Boston, MA. May 28, 2014.
  • Wergin R, Herman LM, Miller K: Panel presentation on Executive Briefing: Building Your Workforce for the New Care Models. American Hospital Association Annual Membership Meeting. Washington, D.C. May 6, 2014.
  • Adamson PC, Herman LM, Horblyuk R, Levin L, Schilsky RL: Panel Presentation on The promise and potential of personalized cancer care: integrating personalized medicine into clinical practice. American Cancer Society National Forum on the Future of Health Care. Washington, DC. April 29, 2014.
  • Herman LM: Keynote Address: The Changing Healthcare Marketplace. Society of Physician Assistants in Pediatrics 2014 Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH. March 7, 2014.
  • Herman LM and Braun B: What We Say and How We Say It: Positioning PAs Through Language. American Academy of Physician Assistants Leadership and Advocacy Summit. Pentagon City, Virginia, February 22, 2014.
  • Herman LM and Dorn JL: Challenges and Opportunities for the PA Profession. American Academy of Physician Assistants Leadership and Advocacy Summit. Pentagon City, Virginia, February 27, 2014.
  • Herman LM: The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act and PAs in a Changing Healthcare Landscape. Florida Academy of Physician Assistants’ 2014 Winter Symposium & Recertification Review. Orlando, FL. February 26, 2014.
  • Herman LM and Dorn J: Challenges and Opportunities Facing the PA Profession. National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants Primary Care Workforce Symposium. Palm Springs, CA. February 7, 2014.
  • Herman LM: The Affordable Care Act: Practicing Cardiothoracic Surgery and Critical Care in the Era of Healthcare Reform. Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic Surgery Winter 2014 Annual Conference and CME. Orlando, FL. January 26, 2014.
  • Herman LM: Update on adult immunizations. Practicing Clinicians Exchange CME and Conference. Philadelphia, PA. November 23, 2013.
  • Herman LM: Your Life: Disrupted. How disruptive technologies will change the practice—and teaching—of medicine forever. Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Conference. Memphis, TN. October 18, 2013.
  • Herman LM: Disruptive Technologies and The Impact Upon Your Practice. Massachusetts Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference and CME. Boston, MA. September 6, 2013.
  • Herman LM: The Affordable Care Act and the Four Mega Forces That Will Drive Healthcare. Massachusetts Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference and CME. Boston, MA. September 5, 2013.
  • Herman LM: The Creative Destruction of Medicine: Disruptive Technologies that Will Revolutionize—Or Destroy—Your Practice. American Academy of Physician Assistant Annual CME and Conference. Washington, D.C. May 28, 2013.
  • Herman LM: More Twisted Tales from Family Practice: Cases You Don’t Want To Miss. Association of Family Practice PAs Annual CME and Conference. Phoenix, AZ. November 6, 2012.
  • Herman LM: Apps That Will Revolutionize – Or Destroy – Your Practice. Association of Family Practice PAs Annual CME and Conference. Phoenix, AZ. November 5, 2012.
  • Herman LM: Allergy Testing Without Skin Pricks. American Academy of Physician Assistant 38th Annual CME and Conference. Atlanta, GA. May 30, 2010.
  • Herman LM: Diagnostic Dilemmas in Diabetes for the Primary Care Provider: interactive case studies. American Academy of Physician Assistant 38th Annual CME and Conference. Atlanta, GA. June 1, 2010.
  • Herman LM: Diabetic Painful Neuropathies: How Can We Gain on the Pain? Texas Academy of Physician Assistants Annual CME and Conference. Houston, TX. February 28, 2010.
  • Herman LM: Paradigms Shifts in the Treatment of Mixed Dyslipidemias. New York State Society of Physician Assistant Annual CME and Conference. Saratoga, NY. September 25, 2009.

 

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the School of Health Professions Dean’s Award for Distinguished Research and Scholarship, August 2014.
  • Recipient of the 20th Annual Outstanding Alumni Award. The School of Health Technology and Management at Stony Brook University Health Science Center, Stony Brook, NY. November 14, 2013.
  • Recipient of Educator of the Year 2009, New York State Society of Physician Assistants. September 25, 2009.
  • Recipient of the NYIT Annual Scholars Award for significant publication scholarship activities, February 2009.
  • Recipient of the New York Institute of Technology Standard of Excellence Award to the faculty member providing the highest level of research and scholarship. September 2008.
  • Recipient of Educator of the Year 2008, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions, Behavioral and Life Sciences, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY.
  • Awarded Distinguished Fellow honor, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Alexandria, VA. June 2008.
  • Named an exemplary member of the profession by the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ Leadership and Professional Development Council, January 2008.
  • Nominated for Professor of the Year, Full-Time Faculty, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY. May 2007.
  • Recipient of Educator of the Year 2006, Department of Physician Assistant Studies, School of Health Professions, Behavioral and Life Sciences, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY.
  • Recipient of the New York Institute of Technology Standard of Excellence Award for repeatedly exhibiting excellence in the performance of responsibilities. September 2005.
  • Recipient of the Department of Health Professions, Behavioral, and Life Sciences Outstanding Service Faculty Award to the faculty member providing outstanding service to the School and College. August 2005.
  • Awarded Tenure, New York Institute of Technology, July 2005.