Lecturers and Consultants

Michael J. Nowak

Chief Medical Educator

Professional Experience

Michael Nowak, MPAS, PA-C, FAPACVS is an experienced PA educator and works in a busy hospital/critical care service at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  He completed his Physician Assistant degree at Saint Francis University and has undergraduate degrees in Medical Technology and Cytotechnology.

Michael has experience in Primary Care and has a special interest in Cardiac Medicine/Surgery.  He is also a distinguished fellow member and previous board member of the APACVS.  Michael enjoys giving lectures at many PA programs and has spoken at numerous national PA Board Review courses.

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Physician Assistants
  • Association of Physician Assistant in Cardiovascular Surgery

Medical Interests

  • PA Education
  • Hospital Medicine
  • ICU / Critical Care
  • Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery
  • Medical Mission Trips


  • NCCPA – Medicine
  • NCCPA – Surgery
  • NCCPA – Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • MPAS, Saint Francis University, 2002
  • BS, Upstate Medical University, 1999
  • BS, University of Buffalo, 1996