LOCK HAVEN - Lock Haven University is pleased to announce the election of Professor Walt Eisenhauer, Program Chair for the Master of Health Science: Physician Assistant program as a "Commissioner" to the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant is the accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and physician assistant profession by defining the standards for physician assistant education and evaluating physician assistant educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards.
Eisenhauer was nominated by the physician assistant education association and will join fellow commissioners from the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Surgeons as well as other national medical groups.
Eisenhauer completed his physician assistant training at Hahnemann University in 1984, a master's of medical science degree from St. Francis University in 1997, and a master of education degree from Lock Haven University in 2007. He completed a post graduate surgical residency program at Norwalk Hospital-Yale School of Medicine from which he recently was presented the Frank Scanlon Alumni achievement award.
He has maintained national certification as a physician assistant since 1984 and is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Medical Board. He has achieved Distinguished Fellow Status with the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Eisenhauer was on the initial advisory committee to the LHU President when the LHU PA Program was formed in 1994.
He served as the director from 2001 until 2011 and has been a faculty member with the program since it began in 1996.