Lawrence Herman, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA

Associate Program Director/Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine - PA Studies, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX

Lawrence (Larry) Herman, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA, is a principal in Palantir Healthcare, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm. He recently retired as dean and professor in the College of Health Sciences, Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, but continues teaching regularly as an adjunct professor in health care programs. He graduated from the Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, New York) Physician Assistant (PA) program and also holds a master of public administration degree in health-care administration and finance from Long Island University, Brookville, New York. He has taught in more than a dozen graduate medical education programs and it is estimated that he has directly taught or precepted more than 5000 PA and medical students and resident physicians. He practiced in emergency medicine for nearly a decade during which time he was chief PA in a busy New York City Level I trauma system, overseeing a staff of 72. Most recently he practiced in family medicine and was the administrative medical director for a very large multispecialty practice with administrative oversight for a staff of more than 230 physicians and advanced practice providers. Mr Herman has authored book chapters, numerous articles, and been an invited speaker internationally and nationally on topics including health care policy, as well as the treatment of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. He recently completed a 5-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of PAs for which he most recently served as president and, subsequently, chair of the Board of Directors.

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